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Strain Hardening Adds Strength to Metal Alloys

What doesn’t break metals makes them stronger. Learn how the strategic application of stress increases strain hardening and strength in metals. Strain hardening is a common method for improving the strength of an alloy. This process, also called cold work and work hardening, uses deformation to increase the strength of the metal. By subjecting theRead More

Application Materials Product Roundup  

This week’s Product Roundup highlights application materials from leading suppliers. Application materials RS WarriorWrap Specialty Tape is designed to meet the exacting requirements and the demanding environments of electrical construction, providing the confidence that every residential or commercial application can be wrapped up right. Made of 7mil thick PVC with a rubber-based adhesive, WarriorWrap 732Read More

Building Better Interconnects for Space-Grade Applications

Designing electronics that leave Earth calls for a more thoughtful approach, from specialized materials to high-reliability form factors to close relationships with space agencies and regulatory organizations. Space-grade connectors can go where no man has gone before. Precision-engineered and specifically qualified, these exceptional interconnects are fit to endure the unique harsh environment conditions of lifeRead More

2021 Connector Industry Acquisitions

An emphasis on mil/aero, RF and microwave, and materials and processing capabilities drove significant moves in 2021, as connector companies brought new expertise into their organizations through strategic acquisitions.  In 2021, the connector industry continued to experience shifts in ownership and expertise as companies moved to bring new capabilities in-house with acquisitions. Although the daysRead More

Connectors for Electric Vehicles Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for electric vehicles from leading suppliers. Connectors for Electric Vehicles Allied Electronics & Automation supplies the SurLok Plus compression lug from Amphenol. SurLok Plus for EVs and HEVs is a field installable, highly reliable alternative to common compression lugs. Using industry-standard crimp, screw, and busbar termination options, it eliminatesRead More

New Contact Plating Processes Cut Costs, Improve Environmental Impacts

The RoHS and REACH directives, along with rising material costs, have led to innovative new processes and materials for contact plating. In the world of electronics design, great challenges lead to great innovation. Take the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Reach directives, for example. These European environmental directives disrupted decades of common processes andRead More

Connector Materials: Platings and Housing Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights the advantages of various platings and housings from leading suppliers. Connector Materials: Platings & Housing Intercompact from Smiths Interconnect features insulators in proprietary Liquid Cristal Polymer material and hyperboloid contact technology for an optimized insulation resistance in severe environment conditions. The very low contact resistance of the Hypertac socket ensuresRead More

Automotive-Qualified Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights automotive-qualified connectors from leading suppliers. Automotive-Qualified Connectors JAE’s MX72A/MX72B Series self-rejecting AK2 squib (igniter) connectors employ the AK2 standard interface, which has been adopted as the standard interface for automotive airbag inflators in Europe and North America and is growing in global popularity as the number of airbags per vehicleRead More

2020 Interconnect Innovations eBook

In this eBook, 29 suppliers with decades of proven experience developing innovative interconnect solutions share in-depth engineering insights and product highlights for our increasingly interconnected world. The articles and products collected here are all aimed at helping designer engineers overcome obstacles and satisfy the unique connectivity demands of new and rapidly evolving applications across virtuallyRead More

Sensor-Input Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights sensor-input connectors from leading suppliers. Sensor-Input Connectors ERNI’s M12 Right-Angle connectors were especially developed for use in industrial sensor applications and have a compact form factor that measures just 14mm in length to provide ideal solutions for sensor applications with small spaces and odd angles. These angled M12 sensor-input connectorsRead More

Memory Module Sockets Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights memory module sockets from leading suppliers. Memory Module Sockets Kensington Electronics supplies JAE’s MM80 Series memory module socket connectors for high-capacity, double-data-rate 3 (DDR3), synchronous, dynamic, random-access memory (SD-RAM), small-outline, dual-inline memory modules (SO-DIMMs) compatible with the MO-268C JEDEC standard. These right-angle SMT connectors are available in standard and reverseRead More

eBook 2023 Connectors on the Move
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