EXPERTISETECHNOLOGYMATERIAL SCIENCE

Ribbon Cable Insulation Displacement Mass Termination


Connector Engineering & Design
Connector Technology
Connector Manufacturing Engineering
Connector Business Development
 
Contact Information
2408C Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717-540-4330
Fax: 717-540-4339
Email Us

Material Science of Connectors

 

Electrical interconnections are composed of metals, polymers, and other materials. Material science is the study of the chemical and physical properties of these materials. The selection of the proper materials for a specific application is dependent on well-versed theoretical and hands-on experience.

 

APEX has extensive experience in selecting and developing materials to solve the challenges of interconnections and other devices.

 

WHY APEX:

 

  • Utilize a broad material knowledge base
  • Gain a blend of practical and theoretical experience
  • Employ professionals who specialize in interconnection applications

APEX CAN PROVIDE:

 

  • Material processing parameters
  • Material selections
  • Material failure analysis
  • Cost and performance comparisons
  • Material compatibility
  • Environmental compliance
  • Lead-free alternatives

EXAMPLES OF APEX MATERIAL SCIENCE INVOLVEMENT:

 

  • Solved the problem of polymer cracking in a medicine vial
  • Analyzed the corrosion products in a telecom connector to determine their source
  • Developed a proprietary lubricant for a product to pass the Telecordia specification
  • Formulated a pore blocker to allow the use of thinner gold plating