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Here you find current news about products and other important information about the company FEINMETALL. If you want to keep up to date on a regular basis, you can also sign in for our NEWSLETTER, which is published approximately three to four times per year.

New Production Facilities in Herrenberg

Feinmetall has invested in a new production hall at its Herrenberg site. At the beginning of 2018, all work steps related to the mechanical processing of metal are accommodated in the new building. This creates space in the main building for further automation. In total, Feinmetall has invested around two million euros in the new production facilities in Herrenberg.

Light Contact Probe Allows Guided Terminal Insertion

The newly developed LED contact probe allows a cost saving module design. By an integrated LED within the contact probe the operator is guided through the terminal insertion process. The same module and the same contact probes can be used for the following electrical continuity check.


Reliable High Contacts for Critical Surfaces

For the reliable contacting of contaminated areas or critical surfaces like aluminum or nickel FEINMETALL has developed a new contact probe 1860C009 . By using three inclined contact probes, lateral scrubs on the contacted surface are realized. This significantly reduces the contact resistance compared to standard high current probes.


Exhibition review productronica 2017

This year's productronica has been very successful for us, we were especially impressed by the high number of international visitors. An exhibition is always a good place to contact professionals directly and to discuss application problems. A personal conversation cannot be replaced by anything.


New Contact Probes Catalogs

FEINMETALL offers a wide range of contact probes for the electric, electronic and automotive industry as well as for applications in medical technology, in telecommunications, in semiconductor test and in battery cell manufacturing.

The four new application specific catalogs show the best practice solutions for each specific customer needs.


Probe Card with Spring Contact Probes as Contact Elements

In the new FEINMETALL FeinProbe® very fine spring contact probes are used as contact elements instead of buckling beams. This technology is ideal for contacting fine centers in bump applications.



Test Connector Holding Devices for Simple Mounting

Suitable holding devices allow a simple and secure mounting of all FEINMETALL test connectors. The floating design of the holding devices leads a certain flexibility regarding the position of the DUT. So even if the DUT has a certain offset or is slightly twisted, still a long-life contacting can be realized.


New Battery Contact Design for Higher Reliability

A new design of the existing contact probe series F650 and the introduction of the new series F652 now leads to a higher contact reliability. The new bias design makes sure that during compression the plunger is always slightly inclined and so it is ideally pushed to the barrel.


New Probe Series for 30 mil Centers

PCB structures are becoming smaller and smaller and require corresponding test equipment with very small centers. That's why FEINMETALL has developed new contact probes for 30 mil centers as completion to the already introduced probes for 40 and 50 mil. 


FEINMETALL Participation at Famous Local City Run

On Saturday, June 24th a famous local run called "Altstadtlauf" took place in the historic center of Herrenberg, Germany. For the first time a team from FEINMETALL participated in uniform shirts.


RF Contacting of Switch Connectors

Our new probe series HF66 has been developed for reliable contacting of SMD-soldered RF mini connectors like for example switch connectors or coaxial cable connectors. The special probe design makes sure that probe and DUT are well aligned in a large centering range. 


Position Sensor System Available for 75 and 157 mil

A position sensor system is the ideal solution for exact measurement and documentation of pin lengths, hole depths etc. This system can be used like a contact probe even in small centers. An integrated potentiometer allows the exact determination of the position of the DUT. 


Battery- and Cell Test

With contact elements and fixtures for the Li-ion cell production and for battery manufacturing FEINMETALL has gained a strong expertise during the last years. For formation of accumulator cells we have developed special coaxial high current Kelvin probes. 


New Tool Poster

With our new tool poster we provide you a quick overview about our tools for mounting contact probes. For a first impression you can have a look at the pdf version. On request, we will provide you a printed version by mail!

Tool Poster in pdf

Investment in Production and Development

FEINMETALL has invested about six million Euro in the production and development facilities in Herrenberg, Germany. New cleanrooms and production machines, test equipment and special instruments are leading to higher capacities, lower error rates and shorter lead times. 


New Fine Pitch Probes

The market needs for contacting semiconductor components are rapidly increasing. Components are smaller and smaller and the signal frequencies of the test signals are getting higher and higher. FEINMETALL reacts on these developments with new fine pitch probes. 


Worldwide Presence

Due to the increasing globalization of the markets FEINMETALL also grows more and more in terms of inernational business. This corresponds to a considerably increasing FEINMETALL presence at international exhibitions. 


New Variants and Accessories for RF-Probe HF860

The coaxial RF-probes of the probe family HF860 are already available for a large variety of standard connectors like SMA, SMB, SMC, U.Fl. or RF. Now the HF860 is also available for contacting FAKRA-connectors and for contacting directly on PCBs.


Test Contacts for USB, RJ and HDMI Interfaces

The need of contacting standard USB, RJ or HDMI connections and interfaces is increasing, not only in the field of in-circuit and functional test of PCBs but also in testing wire harness. The new FEINMETALL test contacts are currently available for various USB,RJ and HDMI-Interfaces. They can be mounted into test fixtures or modules easily and effectively.


New Generation Pneumatic Micro Switch Probe F899

Mikro-Schaltstift F899

The Pneumatic Micro Switch Probe has been developed for position test applications with limited space. The correct position of a test item can be detected by the pneumatic ascending of the plunger in combination with the integrated double switch function.