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Precision Metal Parts

Small – Intricate – Exact

Orbel’s small, highly precise metal parts can be as simple or as intricate as your design requires. A wide choice of metals are available and process flexibility makes it easy to accommodate prototype quantities. Components can be made by photo etching, die blanking or progressive die as design requirements and production volumes demand.

Whether protecting your electronics from RF interference or enhancing system reliability, Orbel's photo etched metal parts accommodate small to medium runs with precision, and at sensible prices. Metal thickness can range from 0.0178mm to 0.813mm and the process permits design changes without expensive tooling.

Precision metal parts are critical to your products performance, quality, and reliability. Applications include:

  • Battery contacts
  • Battery bus bars
  • Electrical contacts
  • EMI shielding
  • Grounding contacts
  • Connectors
  • Circuit board stiffeners
  • Switches
  • Spring clips
  • Spring gaskets
  • Diaphragms
  • Filters
  • Sensor elements

Orbel and HITEK can facilitate design and prototyping and have the ability to do tape and reel packaging.

Why Choose Orbel and HITEK? 

  • AS 9100:2016 Rev D, BS EN ISO 9001:2015, ADS SC21 Programme (Bronze Award)
  • Focused on light gauge metal forming, heat treating and electroplating
  • Decades of experience
  • Sophisticated supply chain
  • Continuous capital investment
  • Experienced with requirements of the Military-Aerospace, Automotive and Instrumentation markets 

Process Flexibility

Photo Etching

Orbel’s etching techniques allow them to produce the most intricate components while maintaining extremely tight tolerances. This process provides a fast and cost effective way to produce a wide variety of precision metal parts. 

  • Offers a wide selection of materials 
  • Etching metal thickness from 0.0178mm to 0.813mm
  • Allows for quick design modifications 
  • Eliminates the cost of hard tooling 
  • Produces burr and stress-free high quality precision parts 
  • In-house photo tooling provides quick turnaround on parts 

Custom Stamping

Capabilities range from short-run single hit to high volume progressive die stamping. 

  • Materials ranging from 0.0508mm to 0.813mm thick 
  • Wide variety of material choices including beryllium copper, stainless steel, brass, phosphor bronze, copper alloys, and others
  • A dedicated prototype department 
  • Short, medium and high volume production 
  • In-house operations include forming, heat treating, plating and assembly 

Electroplating

Orbel’s electroplating services are at the core of their production capabilities. From continuous and complete material coverage to intermittent and localised deposits, a wide range of manufacturing flexibility is employed to meet customer requirements. Standard finishes include Tin, Nickel Copper, Tin Lead, Zinc, Nickel, Electroless Nickel, Gold, Silver, Ebinol and Passivation. 

  • Plating methods include rack, barrel and reel to reel
  • Reel-to-Reel plating of strip from 6.35mm to 660mm wide by 0.018mm to 1.02mm thick materials.
    Coil weights from 0.45kg to 2.25 tonnes.
  • Tight tolerance rack and barrel plating for the electronic industry
  • Custom masking and racking available when required 

Heat Treating

NADCAP Certified Heat Treatment Facility, specializing in beryllium copper heat treating, AMS-H-1799. Heating and soaking the components for a precise time at a precise temperature, followed by a controlled cooling cycle in an atmospheric chamber, brings out the maximum mechanical properties in relation to stress. This process will increase the tensile strength and stress relaxation characteristics of beryllium copper products. 

Dimensional Range

We have the ability to work with tight tolerances. If a requirement calls for tolerances outside of these standard tolerances, please contact us. Standard tolerances are: 

Etched Blanks 

Material thickness of 0.0254mm to 0.381mm: +/- 0.0762mm

Forming 

Universal/Soft Tooling: +/- 0.254mm and +/- 3° per bend* 

Secondary Tooling: +/- 0.127mm and +/- 2° per bend*

 * Cumulative to each bend.  

Stock Materials

Beryllium Copper Alloy 25 

  • 0.0762mm x 317.5mm Hard
  • 0.127mm x 311.5mm Hard
  • 0.2032mm x 317.5mm Hard
  • 0.254mm x 311.15mm Hard
  • 0.254mm x 317.5mm Hard
  • 0.381mm x 317.5mm Hard 

Nickel Silver 770 CDA 

  • 0.2032mm x 317.5mm Hard
  • 0.254mm x 317.5mm 
  • 0.3048mm x 317.5mm Hard
  • 0.381mm x 317.5mm Hard 

Copper CDA 110 

  • 0.03556mm x 317.5mm Hard
  • 0.07112mm x 317.5mm Hard
  • 0.127mm x 317.5mm Hard
  • 0.254mm x 317.5mm Hard 

Brass 

  • 0.127mm x 317.5mm Hard
  • 0.254mm x 317.5mm Hard 

 Cold Rolled Steel 1010 

  • 0.127mm x 317.5mm Hard
  • 0.2032mm x 317.5mm Hard
  • 0.254 x 317.5mm Hard 

Stainless Steel 

  • 0.127mm x 317.5mm Hard
  • 0.254mm x 317.5mm Hard   

Nickel 200/201 

  • 0.127mm x 304.8mm Annealed
  • 0.254mm x 304.8mm Annealed 

 Tailored Solutions

If you need help with your application, please contact HITEK Electronic Materials Ltd. Contact Us.

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