Electroforming Microfabrication Technology
Technology that creates parts with unprecedentedly complex shapes
- Microfabricated Complex Shapes
- Realizing high-aspect and complex shapes that cannot be realized by conventional machining
- unique materials
- In-house developed original materials with both conductivity and spring characteristics
- Mass Productivity
- Mass replication of microfabricated parts is enabled by electroforming process with little dimensional variation
Microfabricated Complex Shapes (High-precision Master Processing)
With high-precision machining, three-dimensional shapes with dimensional accuracy of tens of nm and surface roughness of Ra = 3 nm can be achieved on the master. Parts with complicated shapes are fabricated by replicating the shape of this master with electroforming.
We are developing unique materials with good spring characteristics and good electrical conductivity that can withstand tens of thousands of bending operations.
Mass Productivity (Electroforming Process)
OMRON is the first in the world* to succeed in mass production of connectors that use electroformed contacts. (*According to in-house research, July 2011)
- Device Inspection Pin, Pin Block
- Customizable to inspection pin specifications tailored to the customer's device inspection process
- USB-Type C inspection socket
- Capable of various inspections of electronic devices equipped with Type-C connectors, such as communication inspection and high-speed charging inspection.
- Battery (High-Current Device) Inspection Socket
- High-current devices can be inspected by overlaying blade pins.
Technology Application Examples
Microfabricated Spring Structure Through Single-Component Material
Supporting High-Frequency Inspection
Since OMRON's inspection pins contain only a single component, they have less loss and exhibit better high-frequency characteristics compared to conventional inspection pins.
Customization of Contact Shape
High Pass-rate Inspection
OMRON's inspection pin contact part shape can be customized according to the inspection target (DUT). It ensures high inspection process pass rates.