Beryllium Copper is a material which is commonly specified for electrical contacts because it is electrically conductive and can me made very springy by heat-treating after it has been bent to shape. Unfortunately, beryllium dust is highly toxic so manufacturing methods that create airborne particulates cannot process it. Fotofab, however, dissolves our scrap metal, it is in solution, there is no dust. We manufacture a large number of beryllium copper contacts as a result.
RoHS – Fotofab works with you to specify materials which do comply with RoHS. If you insist on buying tin/lead solder we will sell it to you but we will always recommend materials which are more closely aligned with the longevity and health of our planet.
Fotofab has manufactured electrical contacts since day 1. Our first order was for some telephone switch contacts for Western Electric, in 1967.
Regardless of your volumes, material needs, lead times or part geometry, Fotofab’s custom electrical contacts are exactly what you need.