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Contact surfaces in the mating area

Webinar: Contact surfaces in the mating area

Duration: About 45 minutes
The more diverse the applications of PCB connectors, the more diverse the requirements for the contact surfaces.
Durability, demanding environmental conditions, and a wide variety of electrical and mechanical conditions have an enormous influence on the choice of the right contact surface for connectors.

Learn in detail from our experienced surface expert what properties gold, silver, nickel, palladium and tin, for example, have, how they are perfectly used in the mating area and what is important when selecting the right contact surface.

In addition, we will give you an insight into the various plating manufacturing processes and you will get an overview of the cost structures of the different coatings - so that you always select the perfect contact surface for your requirements.

Webinar content

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  • Requirements for the surface of a connector
  • Contact materials and contact layer structure
  • Requirements for contact and surface layers
  • Properties of different contact surfaces
  • Manufacturing process - plating types
  • Cost comparison

Who is the webinar for?

The webinar will give developers, engineers and technical buyers from all sectors and industries a comprehensive insight into the different contact surfaces of connectors.

Your speaker

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Christoph Schnatz
Product & Process Development I&C

Christoph has been working on effects on and with surfaces for 20 years; thanks to his experience, the Master of Micro- and Nanotechnology knows the magnitudes from the nano to the decimeter. For the past 5 years, he has accompanied and designed products and processes at ept. In addition to his daily business, he is also involved in internal knowledge transfer.

If Christoph is not out in nature during his free time, he enjoys to be in his kitchen to create experimental cooked and baked goods for his family.


First, arrange an appointment for your customized webinar with your ept contact. If you do not yet have a contact person or cannot reach them, then simply write us a message at or call us at (+49 8861 2501 0).

After we have scheduled your personal appointment, you will receive a registration link from us with which you can register for the webinar. After successful registration you will receive an invitation for the MS-Teams event by e-mail.

Following the webinar, you will of course receive all documentation as well as any appropriate free whitepapers and brochures.

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