New premium material for the machining of high-precision test sockets
The new premium material EtroX® V. Developed for the high demands in the electronics industry. EtroX® V is particularly suitable for machining high-precision test sockets with extremely small boreholes. These have a minimum diameter of up to 0.1 mm and are very well formed with only minimal burr formation. With this high precision EtroX® V increases the reliability and cost-effectiveness of the time-consuming and costintensive production of equipment for testing electronic components.
EtroX® V is particularly suitable for machining high-precision test sockets with extremely small boreholes. These have a minimum diameter of up to 0.1 mm and are very well formed with only minimal burr formation. The risk of individual, defective boreholes and thus defective components is reduced. Even a single faulty borehole would lead to a complete defect in the machined part. These errors are usually only noticed during the final inspection by manual or optical tests.
The softer a material is, the higher the likelihood that the positioning of individual holes will deviate. Optical position tests carried out by customers on test sockets made of EtroX® V have demonstrated especially precise positioning of boreholes. This underscores the low stress level and excellent machinability of the new premium material.
Properties of EtroX® V:
- Very high tensile modulus of elasticity
- Very high ball indentation hardness
- Very low water absorption
- Very low residual stress
- Very high dimensional stability even at high continuous operating temperatures of up to 250 °C
- Excellent machinability
Areas of application:
- Test sockets
- Holders for the assembly of smartphones and
other electronic devices