In a year of records and firsts, I am happy to announce yet another from the TAI team: we have just completed—and now offer the industry's first—gold-plated, swaged OFHC copper foil thermal strap (CuFS). The large prototype unit (pictured below), was manufactured by TAI for an R&D program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Illinois.
Pictured: LAB GRADE Au Plated CuFS by TAI.
The 12" long unit was made using TAI's swage process (solderless, weld/heat-free), and the end fittings were plated with our proprietary LAB GRADE Gold Plating (99.7% pure au, non-magnetic diffusion barrier).
TAI's plating process is highly clean, and has been used on dozens of orders in 2018 alone.
For a small additional fee, customers can choose our LAB GRADE Gold Plating for both of our copper strap products, and have the choice of plating either the entire strap (fittings + foil or fittings + cables), or just the fittings (note that a small amount of gold plating will wick up foils or ropes).
We are looking forward to continued work with ORNL and the University of Illinois, and have a second, gold-plated foil strap program (for another university customer), starting this month!
As always; a big thank you to our team, as well as our wonderful customers!