Failed Porosity Test
What would cause copper-plated panels (cyanide copper) to fail a porosity test?
Arthur S. Kushner
Q. What would cause copper-plated panels (cyanide copper) to fail a porosity test? –R.H.
A. The most likely cause of the test failure is probably that you do not have a thick enough deposit of copper on your parts. Try increasing the copper thickness and see if that solves your problem.
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