From micro pin connectors and arrays to spring contacts and RFI connector shields, ACE has the capability to meet your requirements.
From rapid prototypes to high volumes, the flat blanks are firstly etched then, using our in-house forming capability, the parts are formed using modular press tooling to the required 3D shape.
Because connectors and contacts are need to function across a range of environmental conditions, they need to have improved wear resistance and improved conductivity.
Surface coatings can be produced from gold, tin, silver, tin/lead and sulphur/nickel coatings, applied all over or selectively plated on some contacts. This enables customers to obtain the net-shaped/finished component from a single source.
Low set-up costs and fast lead times make chemical etching a go-to process in batch sizes of one to multiple millions.
The tooling for etching is digital, low-cost and can be modified quickly.
No heat or force is used when etching so mechanical properties remain unaltered and parts are free from stresses and burrs.
As component features are etched at the same time, part/feature complexity is not an issue.
Flat blanks etched then diffusion bonded or brazed.