Materials Upgrade for Test Sockets

(April 9, 2007) CHANDLER, AZ and LIBERTYVILLE, IL &#151 Piper Plastics, Inc., a plastics-parts machining company, is producing test socket components from EPM-2204U-W: a proprietary grade, based on VICTREX PEEK polymer, that resists moisture absorption and suits tight pitch and fine-diameter holes. The plastic components offer advantages over ceramics and other polymers, according to Dave Wilkinson, materials engineering manager.


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