We produced 1 million pieces of this hinged contact jaw using the multi-slide stamping process. Tooling for the stamping process was designed using AUTOCAD.

Tight tolerances of 0.002” were achieved in our stamping process. The contact jaws used in electrical boxes for switching control were nickel plated to ensure optimal electrical conductivity. As the contacts were smaller in size, nickel plating was done in barrels. The contact jaws with tapped mounting holes were delivered to our client in Florida within 35 days.

Custom Brass-Formed Hinged Contact Jaw for Electrical Box

Product Description

This brass formed hinged contact jaw is used in electrical box applications in new and replacement market construction

Capabilities Applied/Processes

Multi-slide stamped, tapped mounting hole and formed contact

Tightest Tolerance

0.002 inches

Material Thickness

0.040 inches

Material Used

#260 Brass

Material Finish

Nickel plated

Secondary Operations Applied

Barrel nickel plate

Industry for Use

Electrical switching control


1,500,000 pieces

Delivery Time


Delivery Location


Standards Met

Customer supplied print, .DWG AutoCAD file

Product Name

Hinged contact jaw

Project Scope

Design and build spring contact for electrical/construction application

Design Work

AutoCAD design software to design tooling


Keats Manufacturing

Keats Southwest

Keats De Mexico

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