MWS offers a complete line of electroplated wire in round and ribbon shapes. Wires inventoried include those meeting QQ-W-343, AA59551, Mil Std 1276, ASTM B298, ASTM B355, and ASTM B488 requirements.
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 can operate 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.