SAE has just released the new Revision A for AMS P 81728, “Plating, Tin-Lead (Electrodeposited), ” and it’s available now from Document Center Inc. This new 13-page revision covers the requirements for electrodeposited tin-lead plating intended for use as a coating for corrosion protection and as a base for soldering.
The document has a long and storied career. It was originally released in 1969 as MIL-P-81728 with the same title as today. The document was revised in 1973 and then cancelled and replaced by the AMS-P-81728 in 1998 as part of Mil Spec Reform. The first AMS publication was a reprint of the original MIL-P-81728 Revision A with the amendment 1 changes included. Now that Military Specification language has been revised.
The document illustrates how fundamental to many industries the old military standards and specifications were. Even though they were originally generated to support DoD (Department of Defense) procurement, these publications came to be the standard throughout many U.S. industries, most notably the aerospace sector. When the military decided that supporting a DoD-based specification bureaucracy was no longer fiscally sound, many of the documents went through a migration into the hands of industry based Standards Developing Organizations.
The continued vitality of a document like the AMS P 81728A is a sign that this migration has been successful in marrying the needs of both the commercial and defense sectors.
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