Precious metal clad gold wire and silver wire that offers superior form-ability, ductility, solderability, and design flexibility than plated wire for use in a wide range of electronic connectors and medical devices is available from Anomet Products Inc. Anomet Gold Composite Wire and Silver Composite Wire are metallurgically bonded to a core material such as copper, Kovar®, nickel-iron, molybdenum, stainless steel, tantalum, and titanium.
Less expensive than solid wire, these composite wires are more formable and ductile than plated wire and allow designers to combine properties such as strength and conductivity. Replacing solid silver, gold, and gold alloy wires, Anomet Gold Composite Wire and Silver Composite Wire typically incorporate 2% or more cladding thickness and their uniform density provides better corrosion resistance than plated wire without cracking or flaking, claims the firm. Permitting smaller connector designs, these wires come in 0.002” to 0.125” O.D. sizes. Anomet Gold Composite Wire and Silver Composite Wire are priced according to construction and quantity. Samples and price quotations are available.