Tin is a silvery blue-white metal in the plated condition. Tin can be applied on a variety of substrates. Tin plating is normally applied to a part to give it better solderiabilty properties.
Because tin is non-toxic, it has also been a popular choice in the food handling and processing industry. Tin is, however, a soft material which exhibits limited wear resistance during continuous use. And even though it does not tarnish easily, it does have a tendency to discolor or tarnish with age.
Tin is not good for low temperature applications, it changes structure and loses adhesion when exposed to temperatures below 40 C.
|Type I||Electrodeposited. Use ASTM-B-545 as guideline.|
|.0001-.00025″ Flash for soldering|
|.0002-.0004″ To prevent galling and seizing|
|.0003″ Where corrosion resistance is important|
|.0002-.0006″ To prevent formation of case during nitriding.|