Plated Wire and Ribbon

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plated1.jpg (158201 bytes) MWS produces and inventories the most complete line of electroplated wires and ribbons to be found anywhere in the world.   These wires are produced to meet customers' most critical solderability, purity, and dimensional requirements.

Insulated Plated Wires

Another product which MWS produces is its line of high-performance film-coated plated wires.  These insulated wires were developed for applications where severe operating environments may degrade conventional conductor materials. Conventional copper wires are plated with gold, silver, or nickel in a variety of plating thicknesses, and then are film-insulated.  At elevated temperatures, these wires are capable of operating for extremely long periods of time, as the plated constructions prevent high-temperature chemical migration and conductor oxidation. Tin and copper plated wires are insulated for lower temperature applications. In addition to conductor protection, these plated constructions can improve a wire's solderability, conductivity, and overall strength. Film thicknesses can range from single to extra heavy special builds. See Magnet Wire Insulations for a complete list of insulations. Sizes 14-56 AWG can be produced in single end, parallel bonded, and twisted constructions.

Cross section at 400x of 47 AWG Gold plated OFHC copper insulated with heavy-build polyurethane/nylon enamel.section.jpg (11658 bytes)

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