MWS inventories bare pure gold, silver and platinum from AWG 16 and finer, in addition to ribbon and flat wire. These precious metals can also be
insulated and produced in Multifilar®, Microsquare™ and Twistite™ constructions. Refractory metals, tungsten and niobium, are available from stock
at .020” and finer.
MWS supplies three basic types of flat conductors: ribbon (flat wire), strip, and foil or sheet. All three products are produced in a series of rolling
processes, and are supplied with round, radial, or sharp-edge constructions.
Normally produced from round wire in a single or multiple pass rolling process, ribbon products range in size from thicknesses as small as .0005”,
and widths as large as .100”. Thickness tolerances are as tight as ±.00015”, and width tolerances are as tight as ±.0005”. Ribbon products usually
are supplied with rounded edges, on spools that are paper sectioned to enhance despooling.
Generally speaking, strip products range from thicknesses of .005”, with widths from .125” to 2”. Radial or sharp edges are available, with material
packaged in coils or on spools.