Custom manufactured clad-metal wire designed for specific performance characteristics such as corrosion resistance, biocompatibility and more have been introduced by Anomet Products.
Anomet Clad Metal Wire can combine up to three materials to create a high integrity and formable clad composite wire that can achieve properties not available in a single alloy. Featuring 2 percent or more cladding thickness, the custom designed clad wire can be made in sizes from 0.002” to 0.125” OD to meet design criteria for corrosion resistance, wear resistance, contact resistance, biocompatibility, radiopacity and high conductivity.
Featuring a gold, silver, palladium or platinum exterior layer, the core and second layer of Anomet Clad Metal Wire can include copper, stainless steel, Kovar, niobium, Nitinol, nickel-iron, molybdenum, tantalum, and titanium. Suitable for a range of medical and industrial applications, each layer of this composite wire is metallurgically bonded together and will not break, flake, or blister when bent, twisted or coiled.
Related Glossary Terms
- corrosion resistance
Ability of an alloy or material to withstand rust and corrosion. These are properties fostered by nickel and chromium in alloys such as stainless steel.
- outer diameter ( OD)
outer diameter ( OD)
Dimension that defines the exterior diameter of a cylindrical or round part. See ID, inner diameter.
- wear resistance
Ability of the tool to withstand stresses that cause it to wear during cutting; an attribute linked to alloy composition, base material, thermal conditions, type of tooling and operation and other variables.