Electrical contacts are used in the temporary connection between electrical devices or components, which can be found pretty much everywhere from a cellphone to the International Space Station. Electrical contacts and terminals are usually several pieces of metal, bent into a shape or flat, which make contact with each other and allow electric current to flow. They come in every possible shape and size. If you have an iPhone, the small parallel gold lines near the tip of a lightning cable, or the four strips of metal on the inside of every USB cable.
Beryllium Copper is a material commonly specified for electrical contacts because it is electrically conductive and can be 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, uses a process to dissolves the scrap metal, meaning there is no dust. We manufacture a large number of beryllium copper contacts and terminals as a result.
RoHS – Fotofab always recommends materials which are closely aligned with the longevity and health of our planet. works with you to specify materials which comply with RoHS. If you require tin/lead solder we can work with you.
Fotofab has manufactured electrical contacts since day 1. Our first order was for 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. Request a quote from the top electrical contact manufacturer around!