PEEK grade simplifies aircraft electrical connector installation

Amphenol PCD (Beverly, MA) has specified Victrex (Thornton Cleveleys, UK) PEEK polymer for a lightweight, assembly-optimized aerospace connector, resulting in a 9% weight savings compared to its predecessor.

"Instead of installing several metal retention clips separately, a one-piece Victrex PEEK retention clip is used to make the [assembly] process much easier and more efficient for the assembly teams," says Tony Padula, Product Manager for Amphenol PCD. Reducing the time it takes to install components is a key selling point for any newly designed aerospace part.

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