Circuit Board Repair Guide > Conductor Repair Procedures > SMT Pad Repair > Circuit Frames

Replacing Surface Mount Pads, Lands and Conductors Using Circuit Frames

Circuit Frames allow you to replace damaged surface mount pads, lands and conductors without the mess of liquid epoxy, with a bond strength equal to the original, in just a few minutes. Circuit Frames come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, all with a dry-film adhesive backing, activated and cured with heat and pressure. Trim out the circuit you need and bond it to the circuit board surface using a Bonding Iron or Circuit Bonding System with the appropriate Bonding Tip. Bonding Iron and Bonding Tips must be purchased separately. This reliable IPC recommended procedure meets the highest conformance level for this type of repair.

See full list of Circuit Frames. See the all-in-one Professional Repair Kit if you need to repair damaged circuit boards.
 
Remove damaged pad and prepare area

1 - Remove damaged pads and prepare area

Evaluate the damaged circuits. If the circuit board base material is severely damaged it may have to first be repaired using epoxy. For more information see Circuit Bond Kit and Base Board Repair Kit. Remove the defective pad and scrape off any soldermask from the connecting circuit. Apply liquid flux to the connecting circuit on the circuit board surface and tin with solder.
Select replacement pad and trim it out from Circuit Frame

2 Select a replacement pad and trim it out from the Circuit Frame

You select a replacement pad, land or conductor from a Circuit Frame. Carefully scrape off the adhesive bonding film from the solder joint area on the back of the new pad. Trim out the new pad from the Circuit Frame. Cut from the plated side.
Place new pad using tape and bond

3 Place new pad in position using high temperature tape & bond in place

This step requires the use of a Bonding Iron (part no. 115-3102). Bonding Tip is not included with purchase of Bonding Iron so remember to also select and purchase a Bonding Tip to match the shape of the new pad or circuit.

Place new pad in position by using a High Temperature Tape Disc. Then apply heat to the tape for 5 seconds using a Bonding Iron with the appropriate Bonding Tip. The heat transmits through the high temperature tape to quickly tack the pad in place.

Then remove the high temperature tape and again apply heat using the Bonding Iron, but this time directly to the top surface of the pad. Apply light pressure to permanently cure the adhesive bonding. The bonding time to cure the dry-film adhesive is only 30 seconds.

Complete connection to existing circuit

4 Complete the connection to the existing circuit

If the new conductor has a connecting circuit, apply liquid flux to the lap solder joint connection area and solder the circuit of the new pad to the circuit on the printed circuit board surface. If desired, apply epoxy to the lap solder joint connection.
Material Specifications

Overall Frame Size: 2.25" x 1.50" (57 mm x 38 mm)
Base Material: Rolled annealed copper foil .0014" (.036 mm) thick.
Adhesive Backing: B-staged modified acrylic film adhesive .002" (.051 mm) thick.
Bonding Temperature: 475°F +/- 25°F (246°C +/- 14°C)
Bonding Time: 30 seconds
Peel Strength: Minimum 8 lbs/inch (1.43 kg/cm) after cure to FR-4 material.
Shelf Life: 1 year minimum. Each Circuit Frame package is stamped with the expiration date.
Shelf-Life items may not be returned for credit.
Plating Option - Bright Tin:  .0001" (.0025 mm) Bright Tin (Lead Free)
Plating Option - Nickel/Gold:  .000050" (.00127 mm) Gold over .000100" (.00254 mm) Nickel


Special Order. Ship within 3 business days. How to purchase.

Circuit Frame Table                     Minimum order requirement $50 plus shipping.

Image Description                                                            View cart Part Number
CBLANKAS Circuit Frame, Blank CBLANKAS

Circuit Frame, Blank, Bright Tin

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CBLANKAS

US $44.00

 
CC035080AG Contacts .035" x .080" CC035080AG

Contacts .035" x .080" (.889mm x 2.032mm), Nickel/Gold

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2312
CC035080AG

US $149.00

 
CC038255AG Contacts .038" x .250" CC038255AG

Contacts .038" x .250" (.965mm x 6.350mm), Nickel/Gold

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2318
CC038255AG

US $149.00

 
CC050060AG Contacts .050"/.060" CC050060AG

Contacts .050"/.060" (1.27mm/1.52mm), Nickel/Gold

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2318
CC050060AG

US $149.00

 
CC050300AG Contacts .050" x .300" CC050300AG

Contacts .050" x .300" (1.27mm x 7.62mm), Nickel/Gold

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2318
CC050300AG

US $149.00

 
CC070080AG Contacts .070"/.080" CC070080AG

Contacts .070"/.080" (1.78mm/2.03mm), Nickel/Gold

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2318
CC070080AG

US $149.00

 
CC076190AG Contacts .076" x .190" CC076190AG

Contacts .076" x .190" (1.93mm x 4.83mm), Nickel/Gold

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2318
CC076190AG

US $149.00

 
CC085360AG Contacts .085" x .360" CC085360AG

Contacts .085" x .360" (2.16mm x 9.14mm), Nickel/Gold

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2322
CC085360AG

US $149.00

 
CC090300AG Contacts .090" x .300" CC090300AG

Contacts .090" x .300" (2.28mm x 7.62mm), Nickel/Gold

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2322
CC090300AG

US $149.00

 
CFV001S Circuit Frame, Variety CFV001S

Circuit Frame, Variety, Bright Tin

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CFV001S

US $44.00

 
CFV002AS Circuit Frame, Variety CFV002AS

Circuit Frame, Variety, Bright Tin

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CFV002AS

US $44.00

 
CFV003AS Circuit Frame, Variety CFV003AS

Circuit Frame, Variety, Bright Tin

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CFV003AS

US $44.00

 
CP050060AS Lands .050"/.060" CP050060AS

Lands .050"/.060" (1.27mm/1.52mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2202
CP050060AS

US $44.00

 
CP067267AS Lands .067" x .267" CP067267AS

Lands .067" x .267" (1.70mm x 6.78mm), Bright Tin

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CP067267AS

US $44.00

 
CP070080AS Lands .070"/.080" CP070080AS

Lands .070"/.080" (1.78mm/2.03mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2204
CP070080AS

US $44.00

 
CP090100AS Lands .090"/.100" diameter CP090100AS

Lands .090"/.100" (2.286mm/2.540mm) Dia., Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2206
CP090100AS

US $44.00

 
CP090100BS Lands 0.090" x 0.100" CP090100BS

Lands .090" x .100" (2.286mm x 2.540mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2206
CP090100BS

US $44.00

 
CP140210AS Lands .140"ID x .210"OD CP140210AS

Lands .210" (5.334mm) Dia., Bright Tin

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CP140210AS

US $44.00

 
CP156097AS Lands .156"OD x .097"ID CP156097AS

Lands .156" (3.962mm) Dia., Bright Tin

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CP156097AS

US $44.00

 
CP250125AS Lands .250"OD x .125"ID CP250125AS

Lands .250" (6.350mm) Dia., Bright Tin

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CP250125AS

US $44.00

 
CS004085AS SMT Pads .004" x .085" CS004085AS

SMT Pads .004" x .085" (.101mm x 2.159mm), Bright Tin

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CS004085AS

US $44.00

 
CS010012AS BGA Pads .010"/.012" CS010012AS

BGA Pads .010"/.012" (.254mm/.305mm) Dia., Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2201
CS010012AS

US $44.00

 
CS011061AS SMT Pads .011" x .061" CS011061AS

SMT Pads .011" x .061" (.279mm x 1.549mm), Bright Tin

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CS011061AS

US $44.00

 
CS012060AS SMT Pads .012" x .060" CS012060AS

SMT Pads .012" x .060" (.304mm x 1.524mm), Bright Tin

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CS012060AS

US $44.00

 
CS012100AS SMT Pads .012" x .100" CS012100AS

SMT Pads .012" x .100" (.304mm x 2.540mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2308
CS012100AS

US $44.00

 
CS015020AS BGA Pads .015" x .020" CS015020AS

BGA Pads .015"/.020" (.381mm/.508mm) Dia., Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2201
CS015020AS

US $44.00

 
CS020020AS BGA Pads .020" Diameter CS020020AS

BGA Pads .020" (.508mm) Dia., Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2201
CS020020AS

US $44.00

 
CS020025AS BGA Pads .020"/.025" CS020025AS

BGA Pads .020"/.025" (.508mm/.635mm) Dia., Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2201
CS020025AS

US $44.00

 
CS020028AS SMT Pads .020" x .028" CS020028AS

SMT Pads .020" x .028" (.508mm x .711mm), Bright Tin

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CS020028AS

US $44.00

 
CS025035AS BGA Pads .025" x .035" CS025035AS

BGA Pads .025"/.035" (.635mm/.889mm) Dia., Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2205
CS025035AS

US $44.00

 
CS025080AS SMT Pads .025" x .080" CS025080AS

SMT Pads .025" x .080" (.635mm x 2.032mm), Bright Tin

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CS025080AS

US $44.00

 
CS025080BS SMT Pads .025" x .080" CS025080BS

SMT Pads .025" x .080" (.635mm x 2.032mm), Bright Tin

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CS025080BS

US $44.00

 
CS026026AG BGA Pads .026" Diameter CS026026AG

BGA Pads .026" Dia., .003" Track, Nickel/Gold

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CS026026AG

US $149.00

 
CS028185AS SMT Pads .028" x .185" CS028185AS

SMT Pads .028" x .185" (.711mm x 4.699mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2318
CS028185AS

US $44.00

 
CS030055AS SMT Pads .030" x .055" CS030055AS

SMT Pads .030" x .055" (.762mm x 1.397mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2312
CS030055AS

US $44.00

 
CS034030AS SMT Pads .034" x .030" CS034030AS

SMT Pads .034" x .030" (.863mm x .762mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2310
CS034030AS

US $44.00

 
CS038090AS SMT Pads .038" x .090" CS038090AS

SMT Pads .038" x .090" (.965mm x 2.286mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2308
CS038090AS

US $44.00

 
CS039039AS SMT Pads .039" x .039" CS039039AS

SMT Pads .039" x .039" (.991mm x .991mm), Bright Tin

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CS039039AS

US $44.00

 
CS040070AS SMT Pads .040" x .070" CS040070AS

SMT Pads .040" x .070" (1.016mm x 1.778mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2312
CS040070AS

US $44.00

 
CS040110AS SMT Pads .040" x .110" CS040110AS

SMT Pads .040" x .110" (1.016mm x 2.794mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2308
CS040110AS

US $44.00

 
CS045110AS SMT Pads .045" x .110" CS045110AS

SMT Pads .045" x .110" (1.143mm x 2.794mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2308
CS045110AS

US $44.00

 
CS046106AS SMT Pads .046" x .106" CS046106AS

SMT Pads .046" x .106" (1.168mm x 2.692mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2308
CS046106AS

US $44.00

 
CS048068AS SMT Pads .048" x .068" CS048068AS

SMT Pads .048" x .068" (1.219mm x 1.727mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2312
CS048068AS

US $44.00

 
CS050050AS SMT Pads .050" x .050" CS050050AS

SMT Pads .050" x .050" (1.270mm x 1.270mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2310
CS050050AS

US $44.00

 
CS051063AS BGA Pads .051"/.063" Diameter CS051063AS

BGA Pads .051"/.063" (1.295mm/1.600mm) Dia., Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2204
CS051063AS

US $44.00

 
CS051087AS SMT Pads .051" x .087" CS051087AS

SMT Pads .051" x .087" (1.295mm x 2.209mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2318
CS051087AS

US $44.00

 
CS060080AS SMT Pads .060" x .080" CS060080AS

SMT Pads .060" x .080" (1.524mm x 2.032mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2312
CS060080AS

US $44.00

 
CS065055AS SMT Pads .065" x .055" CS065055AS

SMT Pads .065" x .055" (1.651mm x 1.397mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2312
CS065055AS

US $44.00

 
CS065095AS SMT Pads Frame .065" x .095" CS065095AS

SMT Pads .065" x .095" (1.651mm x 2.413mm), Bright Tin

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CS065095AS

US $44.00

 
CS067173AS SMT Pads .067" x .173" CS067173AS

SMT Pads .067" x .173" (1.701mm x 4.394mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2318
CS067173AS

US $44.00

 
CS071106AS SMT Pads .071" x .106" CS071106AS

SMT Pads .071" x .106" (1.803mm x 2.692mm), Bright Tin

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CS071106AS

US $44.00

 
CS090100AS SMT Pads .090" x .100" CS090100AS

SMT Pads .090" x .100" (2.28mm x 2.54mm), Bright Tin

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CS090100AS

US $44.00

 
CS092092AS BGA Pads .092" Diameter CS092092AS

BGA Pads .092" (2.33mm) Dia., Bright Tin

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CS092092AS

US $44.00

 
CS095000AS SMT Pads .095" Diameter CS095000AS

SMT Pads .095" (2.41mm) Diameter, Bright Tin

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CS095000AS

US $44.00

 
CS095095AS SMT Pads .095" x .095" CS095095AS

SMT Pads .095" x .095" (2.413mm x 2.413mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2320
CS095095AS

US $44.00

 
CS130177AS SMT Pads .130" x .177" CS130177AS

SMT Pads .130" x .177" (3.302mm x 4.496mm), Bright Tin

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CS130177AS

US $44.00

 
CSV002AS SMT Pads .100" x .100" CSV002AS

SMT Pads .100" x .100" (2.54mm x 2.54mm), Bright Tin

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CSV002AS

US $44.00

 
CSVAR03AS Circuit Frame, Variety, SMT Pads CSVAR03AS

Circuit Frame, Variety, SMT Pads, Bright Tin

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CSVAR03AS

US $44.00

 
CSVAR1AS Circuit Frame, Variety, SMT Pads CSVAR1AS

Circuit Frame, Variety, SMT Pads, Bright Tin

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CSVAR1AS

US $44.00

 
CT006015AS Conductor Tracks .006" x .015" CT006015AS

Conductor Tracks .006"/.015" (.152mm/.381mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2318
CT006015AS

US $44.00

 
CT006025AS Conductor Tracks .006" x .025" CT006025AS

Conductor Tracks .006"/.025" (.152mm/.635mm), Bright Tin

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Recommended Bonding Tip: 115-2318
CT006025AS

US $44.00

 
CVAR0001AS Circuit Frame, Variety CVAR0001AS

Circuit Frame, Variety, .024" x .079", .049" x .083",
.079" x .118", .118" x .178" Oval Pads, Bright Tin

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CVAR0001AS

US $44.00

 
Dry Adhesive Film 115-2706 Bonding Film, 1.50" x 2.25", 115-2706

This sheet of Bonding Film is 1.50" x 2.25" in size. It is the same dry adhesive film we apply to Circuit Frames. Works great when you need to repair lifted pads and conductors without the need to use messy liquid adhesives.

Cure Temperature: 475°F +/- 25°F (246°C +/- 14°C).
Cure Time: 30 seconds.

115-2706

US $16.50

 
High Temperature Tape Discs 235-3050 High Temperature Tape Discs, .50" Diameter, 235-3050

High temperature tape discs are made of polyimide film with 1.5 mil of silicone adhesive that will not leave any residue. They can withstand temperatures of up to 500°F (260°C).
235-3050

US $5.95 pkg/60

 

Products above ship direct from manufacturer and are special order/non-returnable. Will ship within 3 business days.



 
Bonding Iron and Bonding Tips

Bonding Tips fit into the hand held Bonding Iron (part no. 115-3102 for 120 VAC and part no. 115-3103 for 230 VAC) and the Circuit Bonding System (part no. 115-3118 which includes voltage converter for 120 VAC and 220 VAC). The bottom machined surface of each Bonding Tip is used to apply heat and pressure to bond the adhesive backed replacement pads, edge contacts, and lands to the circuit board surface. All our Bonding Tips are machined from high grade aluminum.

Image Description                                                            View cart Part Number
Bonding Iron 115-3102 Bonding Iron, 120 VAC, 115-3102

The Bonding Iron is set at the optimal temperature for curing the bonding film used to repair damaged surface mount pads, lands, edge contacts and other circuit board patterns. Bonding Tip is not included with purchase of Bonding Iron so remember to also select and purchase a Bonding Tip to match the shape of the new pad or circuit. Enlarge

115-3102

US $109.00

 
Bonding Iron 115-3103 Bonding Iron, 230 VAC, 115-3103

The Bonding Iron is set at the optimal temperature for curing the bonding film used to repair damaged surface mount pads, lands, edge contacts and other circuit board patterns. Bonding Tip is not included with purchase of Bonding Iron so remember to also select and purchase a Bonding Tip to match the shape of the new pad or circuit. Enlarge

115-3103

US $179.00

 

115-2104 Tapered Tip
Bonding Tip 115-2104

Tapered



115-2104

US $45.00

 

115-2201 Circular Tip .025"
Bonding Tip 115-2201

.025" (.635mm) Diameter

Circular

115-2201

US $45.00

 

115-2202 Circular Tip .060"
Bonding Tip 115-2202

.060" (1.52mm) Diameter

Circular

115-2202

US $45.00

 

115-2204 Circular Tip .080"
Bonding Tip 115-2204

.080" (2.03mm) Diameter

Circular

115-2204

US $45.00

 

115-2205 Circular Tip .035"
Bonding Tip 115-2205

.035" (.89mm) Diameter

Circular

115-2205

US $45.00

 

115-2206 Circular Tip .120"
Bonding Tip 115-2206

.120" (3.05mm) Diameter

Circular

115-2206

US $45.00

 

115-2301 Small Rectangle Tip .010" x .080"
Bonding Tip 115-2301

.010" x .080" (.25mm x 2.03mm)

Small Rectangle

115-2301

US $45.00

 

115-2306 Small Rectangle Tip .040" x .060"
Bonding Tip 115-2306

.040" x .060" (1.02mm x 1.52mm)

Small Rectangle

115-2306

US $45.00

 

115-2308 Small Rectangle Tip .045" x .110"
Bonding Tip 115-2308

.045" x .110" (1.14mm x 2.79mm)

Small Rectangle

115-2308

US $45.00

 

115-2310 Small Rectangle Tip .050" x .050"
Bonding Tip 115-2310

.050" x .050" (1.27mm x 1.27mm)

Small

115-2310

US $45.00

 

115-2312 Small Rectangle Tip .060" x .080"
Bonding Tip 115-2312

.060" x .080" (1.52mm x 2.03mm)

Small Rectangle

115-2312

US $45.00

 

115-2316 Small Rectangle Tip .080" x .120"
Bonding Tip 115-2316

.080" x .120" (2.03mm x 3.05mm)

Small Rectangle

115-2316

US $45.00

 

115-2318 Large Rectangle Tip .080" x .500"
Bonding Tip 115-2318

.080" x .500" (2.03mm x 12.70mm)

Large Rectangle

115-2318

US $45.00

 

115-2320 Small Rectangle Tip .095" x 095"
Bonding Tip 115-2320

.095" x .095" (2.41mm x 2.41mm)

Small

115-2320

US $45.00

 

115-2322 Large Rectangle Tip .120" x .500"
Bonding Tip 115-2322

.120" x .500" (3.05mm x 12.70mm)

Large Rectangle

115-2322

US $45.00

 

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