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Electronic Connectors

Expert Metal Finish Solutions for Electronic Connectors

DuPont offers customers many choices of metal finishes for connectors depending on the demands of each application, including alloys tailored to customer requirements. Our broad portfolio of materials includes:

  • Options for solderless connections
  • Inkjet masking for selective plating of gold contacts
  • Cost-effective alternatives to gold finishes without sacrificing performance
  • A wide variety of cleaners, surface treatments, and strippers to enhance metal finish performance

Choose DuPont as your partner for connector materials that:

  • Improve corrosion resistance
  • Improve connector performance
  • Extend the lifetime of metal surfaces

Making Connections  -  Novel Technology Solutions

 
 
 
  • Electronic connectors join circuits together. They come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, from standard formats such as USB to custom products designed for a specific application. Demands on connectors depend on the dimensions and the end-use cases. Connectors may be single insertion—connected once during product assembly and remaining in place for the lifetime of the product—or multi-insertion, where they must maintain electrical conductivity during many insertions.

  • Automotive applications are driving the greatest need for new connector designs and materials. Connectors must operate in harsh environments, exposed to high temperature and corrosive chemicals. The automotive industry requires both single insertion and multi-insertion connectors and is migrating toward solderless press-fit connections.

    Surface finishes play a critical role in connector reliability. Gold is an excellent coating material for connectors because of its high electrical conductivity and resistance to corrosion, but high cost is a drawback.

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