Progressive Die Stamping of Fiber Optic Connectors for the Electrical Industry


The connector shown here was designed for use in a fiber optics application, and required completion of stringent UL testing. Composed of C110 copper alloy, manufacturing required progressive die stamping, which was performed on our 150 Ton Minster straight side press, and included deburring and bright dipping. This precision component required tolerances of ±0.005″, and angular tolerances of ±0.5°, which we meet throughout the 400,000 parts produced annually.

Our reputation as a manufacturer of precision die stamped products, is what brought this customer to us. This project consists of 10 different components, all manufactured to the same tight tolerances, and short lead times. At ART we have the ability to provide our customers with value added services and capabilities that result in quality products, delivered at competitive process. To learn more about this project, see the table below or contact us directly.

Highlights of this Progressive Die Stamped Copper Connector

Product Description

This connector is used to allow a simple fiber optic connection.

Progressive Die Stamping Capabilities Applied/Processes

Progressive Stamping

Bright Dipping

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

150 Ton Minster Straight Side Press

Overall Part Dimensions

Length: 0.40″ to 1.75″

Tightest Tolerances

± 0.005″
Angular: ± 0.5°

Material Used

Copper C110

Material Finish

Bright Dip

In process testing/inspection performed

UL Testing

Industry for Use

Electrical Industry


400,000 per year

Delivery/Turnaround Time

Initial Project: 22 weeks
After Die Completion: 4 weeks

Standards Met

Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing

Product Name

Fiber Optic Connector