MATERIALS: Custom engineered lead frames that can be manufactured to specification and supplied loose or on reels to simplify termination and assembly operations are available from ETCO Inc. of Warwick, Rhode Island.
ETCO Custom Lead frames can be manufactured from virtually all metals and alloys such as medical-grade alloys, titanium, platinum, stainless steels, and copper alloys. Custom engineered, they can include selectively plated precious metals, inlays, and special design characteristics such as strain reliefs and “ears up” crimp sections for automatic termination equipment.
Available in prototype to production quantities, ETCO Custom Lead frames can be post plated, cleaned, and packaged to customer requirements; supplied loose or as strip on reels. Typical sizes range from 0.0008 to 0.070 inches thick with ±0.0005 inch tolerances, depending upon configuration. The firm can also provide a full range of application equipment to support automation.
ETCO Custom Lead frames are priced according to material, complexity, and quantity; with typical 2 to 4 week delivery. Price quotations are provided upon request.
-Edited by Kelsey Anderson