ASTM B734 - 97(2013)

    Standard Specification for Electrodeposited Copper for Engineering Uses

    Active Standard ASTM B734 | Developed by Subcommittee: B08.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.05


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    Abstract

    This specification establishes the requirements for electrodeposited copper coatings used for engineering purposes including surface hardening, heat treatment stop-off, as an underplate for other engineering coatings, for electromagnetic interference shielding in electronic circuitry, and in certain joining operations. This specification does not cover electrodeposited copper used as a decorative finish, as an undercoat for other decorative finishes, or for electroforming. Coatings shall be classified according to thickness. Metal parts shall undergo pre- and post-coating treatment for reducing the risk of hydrogen embrittlement, and peening. Coatings shall be sampled, tested, and shall conform to specified requirements as to appearance, thickness, porosity, solderability, adhesion, embrittlement relief, and packaging.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers requirements for electrodeposited coatings of copper used for engineering purposes. Examples include surface hardening, heat treatment stop-off, as an underplate for other engineering coatings, for electromagnetic interferences (EMI) shielding in electronic circuitry, and in certain joining operations.

    1.2 This specification is not intended for electrodeposited copper when used as a decorative finish, or as an undercoat for other decorative finishes.

    1.3 This specification is not intended for electrodeposited copper when used for electroforming.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    B320 Practice for Preparation of Iron Castings for Electroplating

    B374 Terminology Relating to Electroplating

    B487 Test Method for Measurement of Metal and Oxide Coating Thickness by Microscopical Examination of Cross Section

    B499 Test Method for Measurement of Coating Thicknesses by the Magnetic Method: Nonmagnetic Coatings on Magnetic Basis Metals

    B504 Test Method for Measurement of Thickness of Metallic Coatings by the Coulometric Method

    B507 Practice for Design of Articles to Be Electroplated on Racks

    B568 Test Method for Measurement of Coating Thickness by X-Ray Spectrometry

    B571 Practice for Qualitative Adhesion Testing of Metallic Coatings

    B588 Test Method for Measurement of Thickness of Transparent or Opaque Coatings by Double-Beam Interference Microscope Technique

    B602 Test Method for Attribute Sampling of Metallic and Inorganic Coatings

    B678 Test Method for Solderability of Metallic-Coated Products

    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

    B765 Guide for Selection of Porosity and Gross Defect Tests for Electrodeposits and Related Metallic Coatings

    B832 Guide for Electroforming with Nickel and Copper

    B849 Specification for Pre-Treatments of Iron or Steel for Reducing Risk of Hydrogen Embrittlement

    B850 Guide for Post-Coating Treatments of Steel for Reducing the Risk of Hydrogen Embrittlement

    B851 Specification for Automated Controlled Shot Peening of Metallic Articles Prior to Nickel, Autocatalytic Nickel, or Chromium Plating, or as Final Finish

    D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging

    F519 Test Method for Mechanical Hydrogen Embrittlement Evaluation of Plating/Coating Processes and Service Environments


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.220.40 (Metallic coatings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12141711(Copper Cu)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0734

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B734-97(2013), Standard Specification for Electrodeposited Copper for Engineering Uses, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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