Semiconductors Cold Forming
Semiconductors serve the vital purpose of providing the conductivity between metals and nonconductive materials such as plastics and ceramics. Semiconductors perform a wide range of valuable functions, particularly facilitating the passage of electrical currents. Without semiconductors, it would be extremely difficult to complete the electrical circuits that are essential for operating electronic devices such as radios, computers, televisions, telephones, video games and microwave ovens.
Semiconductors can be fabricated from a wide range of solid and amorphous materials. They are often made from silicon, as well as metals such as copper and steel. The use of precious metals is also a common process when manufacturing various semiconductor parts. Although precious metals such as palladium can increase the upfront manufacturing expense, they can result in a more cost-effective long-term investment due to their superior quality.
The Use of Palladium Cold-Formed Parts and Components for Semiconductors
Palladium is a soft, lustrous, ductile, silvery-white precious metal that offers many beneficial manufacturing properties. Palladium has a low density and a low melting point, and it does not react with oxygen in the atmosphere. This latter characteristic makes palladium extremely resistant to corrosion and tarnishing.
These properties make palladium an excellent material for cold forming semiconductor parts. Cold forming is a process that uses a precise combination of high speed and high pressure to form parts from a metal material at or near room temperature. This increases the yield, tensile strength and hardness of the finished parts.
What Are the Advantages of Cold Forming Semiconductor Parts?
Cold forming parts from palladium and other precious metals offers several key advantages when compared to other commonly applied techniques such as hot forging and machining. The cold-forming process is designed to maximize speed and material efficiencies, which results in faster production times and less material waste. The process also increases dimensional control and makes it easier to impart directional properties. Cold forming tends to produce a smoother surface with fewer defects than other techniques, which eliminates the time and cost involved with the application of additional finishing processes. And because there is no need to use an external heat source, cold forming is extremely energy efficient, resulting in lower energy costs.
STS Intelli: An Experienced Semiconductor Component Manufacturer You Can Trust
STS Intelli can provide a reliable, cost-effective solution for producing cold-formed parts for semiconductors. We have the expertise to fabricate palladium cold-formed parts of superior quality that can meet your unique manufacturing requirements. We can work with you to develop an easily repeatable cold-forming process that will ensure consistent results even in high-volume production projects. You will benefit from well-crafted parts and components for semiconductor products that will exceed your performance expectations, reduce your costs and increase your profitability.
Contact STS Intelli to Learn More About Our Cold-Forming Services for Semiconductors
We invite you to contact us to learn more about the benefits of using palladium cold-formed parts for your semiconductors and get a free quote for your cold-forming project. We’ll also be happy to tell you more about our premium cold-forming services such as prototyping, part design, production volume manufacturing and machine installation.