Heat Treating Process for Spring Clip
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
This article describes a process to heat treat a fabricated spring clip used for electrical contact. As shown in Fig. 1, the fabricated clip 10 contains multi-fingers 12 for use in con- tacting electrical components. This spring contact is formed from high carbon 1095 steel sheet stock. The sheet stock is 0.006, in thickness. The problem is to temper the clip after fabrication to a given Rockwell hardness without warping so as to maintain dimensions, using equipment suitable for model-shop or small-scale production.