Tweezers Materials Selection Guide – All Materials

Tweezers Materials Selection Guide - All Materials

Guide to choosing the best tweezers for your applications.

METALS

"SA" Stainless Anti-Magnetic High Precision

Low carbon austenitic steel contains chromium and has nickel and molybdenum as additional alloying elements.  Stainless anti-magnetic tweezers are non-magnetizable with good corrosion resistance to most chemicals, salts and acids.  For electronics assembly and labs in mild aggressive chemical applications.

High precision stainless anti-magnetic tweezers are perfectly balanced, offering fine tip symmetry for precision work.  Tip edges are polished to provide a non-scratch anti-glare finish.

SA Stainless Anti Magnetic Tweezers


"SA-I" Stainless Anti-Magnetic Precision

Stainless anti-magnetic with precision tip symmetry and balance with good corrosion resistance to most chemicals and acids.  Engineered to meet the requirements for general electronics assembly, labs, clean rooms and circuit board repair and rework.

High Quality, Low Cost!

 

Precision SA Tweezers


 "SA" C-Series Industrial

C-series industrial grade stainless anti-magnetic.  Tip dimensions are approximate, making these tweezers an ideal economical choice when not working under a microscope.

Good corrosion resistance to most chemicals, salts and acids.

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Industrial Tweezers


PLASTICS

 

"TD"® Static Dissipative Polymer High Precision

"TD"® static dissipative polymer tweezers are for the most critical ESD applications.  Less than 40V ESD threshold Class 0 CDM Compliant.

"TD"® Polymer tweezers are very hard and rigid.  Boasting a high heat capability of 200°C (continuous use) to 230°C (short time use).  Excellent chemical resistance to organic solvents, oils, grease, fuels, acids and alkalis.  Very low moisture absorption.  For handling of EOS/ESD sensitive components and handling of components during thermal, chemical and soldering processes.

"TD"® Polymer tweezers are extensively ESD tested including Transient Current Discharge analysis for Class 0 CDM compliance.

 

Static Dissipative TD Tweezers


 

"CP" Conductive PEEK High Precision

ESD safe conductive material with a surface resistivity of 105 Ohms/sq.  PEEK (polyetheretherketone) is very hard and rigid with very high wear resistance.  Boasting a high heat capability of 260°C (continuous use) to 300°C (short time use).

Excellent resistance to most chemicals and aggressive agents.  Applications include handling of components in cleaning / chemical / assembly processes.

CP PEEK Tip Tweezers


"CF" Conductive CarboFib High Precision

ESD safe conductive material 102 Ohms/sq.  CarboFib tip tweezers are temperature resistant 130°C (continuous use) to 190°C (short time use).  This material offers very high rigidity and low friction with excellent wear and abrasion resistance.  

Moderate chemical resistance, although not resistant to strong acids, alkalis and hot water or steam.  Typical applications for CarboFib tweezers include handling and positioning of scratch-sensitive electronic components and devices.

CF CarboFib Tweezers


"CF" Conductive CarboFib Precision

Offers precision tip symmetry and balance.  ESD safe conductive material with a surface resistivity of 102 Ohms/sq.  CarboFib tip tweezers are temperature resistant 130°C (continuous use) to 190°C (short time use).

Typical applications for CarboFib tweezers include handling and positioning of scratch-sensitive electronic components and devices.

 

Precision CF CarboFib Tweezers


CERAMICS

 

 

 

"KD"® Static Dissipative Ceramic High Precision

"KD"® static dissipative ceramic tweezers are for the most critical ESD applications.  Less than 40V ESD threshold Class 0 CDM Compliant.

ESD safe static dissipative material.  A superior combination of high strength (from zirconia) and high hardness (from alumina).  No open porosity, very hard surface with good abrasion and wear resistance.  Excellent thermal properties and high temperature stability.  Extreme corrosion resistance, nearly chemically inert.  Typical applications include handling of EOS/ESD sensitive components and handling of components during thermal, chemical and soldering processes.  Generally used when very rigid tips are required.

"KD"® ceramic tweezers are extensively ESD tested including Transient Current Discharge analysis for Class 0 CDM compliance.

KD Ceramic Tweezers


CUSHION HANDLES

 

"DVH" Vinyl Handle Coating Cushion Grips

Tweezers with ergonomic ESD safe “DVH” cushion grips reduce stress and tension on fingers, while providing superior operator comfort when working continuously with small parts.

Available for most tweezer styles, metal and fiber replaceable tip.  Static dissipative with a surface resistivity of  109-1011 Ohms/sq.

 

Cushion Grip Tweezers


TEFLON COATINGS

Teflon coatings are available for all metal tweezers upon request.  Coat entire tweezers or just the tips to prevent scratching of delicate parts.

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