Custom manufactured precious metal clad wire that can be formulated to meet specific OEM performance characteristics such as temperature and corrosion resistance or bio-compatibility, at about one-tenth the cost of solid wire, is available from Anomet Products, Inc. Anomet Precious Metal Clad Wire features a smooth finish and is functionally equivalent to solid wire at approximately one-tenth the cost, claims the firm. Typically replacing solid platinum, silver, and gold wire, these precious metals can be clad to lower cost core materials such as copper, Kovar®, nickel-iron, molybdenum, stainless steel, tantalum, and titanium.
Metallurgically bonded to the core material with 2% or more cladding thick-ness, Anomet Precious Metal Clad Wire is offered in 0.002” to 0.125” O.D. sizes and as ribbon up to 1” W. Metal clad wire is more ductile and form-able than filled or plated products and applications include fabricating medical connectors, micro-switches, and other high-reliability components. Anomet Precious Metal Clad Wire and Ribbon are priced according to construc-tion and quantity.
Samples and price quotations are available upon request.