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Posts Tagged ‘electrical contact material’

Differences Between Soldering & Furnace Brazing

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What’s the Difference Between Soldering and Furnace Brazing? Furnace brazing joins metals by melting a filler metal developing a metallurgical bond between substrates. This process works well in mass production applications because it produces strong joins without requiring a high degree of precision. It is also very flexible. The metallurgical bond developed between substrates has…

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Don’t get steered in the wrong direction

The advantages of in-house machine tooling at Norstan

Imagine if your automobile had rope steering, like an old-fashioned go kart. You could steer it, but not very accurately. Chances are, you’d be running into things and endangering other drivers. That’s what it’s like when you’re trying to work with an electrical contact supplier that has limited product knowledge. You’ll get to your destination…

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Materials and design for electrical contact longevity

Electrical contact design for longevity

Proper design and selection of materials can have a big impact on the longevity of your electrical contacts. Designing long-life contacts involves a number of important considerations and trade-offs, as well as iterative testing and sampling, to achieve an optimal performance for your electrical contacts. Keep these factors in mind when performance and reliability are…

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Common Failure Scenarios For Electrical Contacts

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Often, when a product or component fails, it’s because it wasn’t adequately designed for the environment or the application in which it was used. Think of the O-rings on the boosters of the Challenger Space Shuttle, which were never designed to survive a launch in cold weather. Or the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, which…

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