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Airframer journal -
February 2006 issue

Plated composites; the answer to corrosion in airframe electrical interconnects?
By Greg Burland and Alan Riddell
A copper layer overlaid with electroless nickel protected connectors from corrosion.

Improved corrosion resistance is high on the wish list of every aircraft manufacturer, but traditional methods of providing and testing corrosion protection have been found to be inadequate. Here, Greg Burland and Alan Riddell of Icore International discuss a new method of combating corrosion in electrical interconnect systems.

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