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August 21, 2006

Small hole via plating reliability

Where would I find studies on small hole (.006"-.010" mechanical drill) via plating reliability?



R.O.

Experts Comments

Plating reliability tends to be a function of hole size only with the respect to aspect ratio (board thickness/hole diameter). See IPC TR-579 for reliability predictions. However, you seem to be suggesting concerns with hole quality? Please feel free to contact me directly to help resolve your question.

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Dr. Craig D. Hillman
CEO & Managing Partner
DfR Solutions
Dr. Hillman's specialties include best practices in Design for Reliability, strategies for transitioning to Pb-free, supplier qualification, passive component technology and printed board failure mechanisms.
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