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This specification covers the requirements for electrodeposited rhodium coatings for engineering applications, usually employed for their corrosion resistance, stable electrical contact resistance, wear resistance, reflectivity, and heat resistance. Coating shall be classified based on their thickness. Specimens shall undergo preparatory preplating procedures such as surface cleaning and stress relief treatment, as well as post-plating embrittlement relief process. Coatings shall be sampled, tested, and conform accordingly to specified requirements as to purity, appearance, adhesion, hydrogen embrittlement, reflectivity, and thickness (to be measured either nondestructively by beta backscatter method or X-ray fluorescence, or destructively by microscopical cross sectioning method).
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1.1 This specification covers requirements for electrodeposited coatings of rhodium used for engineering purposes.
1.2 Coatings of rhodium covered by this specification are usually employed for their corrosion resistance, stable electrical contact resistance, wear resistance, reflectivity, and heat resistance.
1.3 covers some typical applications for electrodeposited rhodium.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B183 Practice for Preparation of Low-Carbon Steel for Electroplating
B242 Guide for Preparation of High-Carbon Steel for Electroplating
B252 Guide for Preparation of Zinc Alloy Die Castings for Electroplating and Conversion Coatings
B254 Practice for Preparation of and Electroplating on Stainless Steel
B281 Practice for Preparation of Copper and Copper-Base Alloys for Electroplating and Conversion Coatings
B322 Guide for Cleaning Metals Prior to Electroplating
B343 Practice for Preparation of Nickel for Electroplating with Nickel
B456 Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings of Copper Plus Nickel Plus Chromium and Nickel Plus Chromium
B481 Practice for Preparation of Titanium and Titanium Alloys for Electroplating
B482 Practice for Preparation of Tungsten and Tungsten Alloys for Electroplating
B487 Test Method for Measurement of Metal and Oxide Coating Thickness by Microscopical Examination of Cross Section
B507 Practice for Design of Articles to Be Electroplated on Racks
B567 Test Method for Measurement of Coating Thickness by the Beta Backscatter Method
B568 Test Method for Measurement of Coating Thickness by X-Ray Spectrometry
B571 Practice for Qualitative Adhesion Testing of Metallic Coatings
B602 Test Method for Attribute Sampling of Metallic and Inorganic Coatings
B697 Guide for Selection of Sampling Plans for Inspection of Electrodeposited Metallic and Inorganic Coatings
B762 Test Method of Variables Sampling of Metallic and Inorganic Coatings
E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
Military StandardsMIL-R-46085 Rhodium Plating, Electrodeposited Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Bldg. 4 Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, Attn: NPODS.
ICS Number Code 25.220.40 (Metallic coatings)
ASTM B634-14a, Standard Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings of Rhodium for Engineering Use, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top