PTFE Coated Stainless Steel Wire
Component Supply's stock of PTFE coated stainless steel wire provides dielectric protection and enhances lubricity of stainless steel wire. Stainless steel is a family of iron-chromium alloys with effective corrosion resistance particularly known for their "non-rusting" attributes. Component Supply stocks wire in stainless steel 304, which possesses a minimum of 18% chromium and 8% nickel with a maximum of 0.08% carbon. It is in the chromium-nickel austenitic alloy family, and with its low carbon, it is preferable over 302 for applications requiring welding. The coating thickness is between 0.00016 inch and 0.00039 inch and is typically green. However, other colors such as gray, blue, black, white and clear are available through special order. This product can withstand heat up to 195°C (390°F) and can be EtO sterilized.
Application Examples (Click to Read)
PTFE coated stainless steel wire allows for the use of durable stainless steel wire in applications requiring more lubricity, particularly in the medical field. Some products benefiting from PTFE coated wire include stylets for guidewires, guide wire cores and catheter mandrels/stylets. While Component Supply provides some information for possible applications for stainless steel wire, generally there are too many possibilities for a comprehensive description. Therefore, as you consider prospective applications in your industry, please contact our representatives who are eager to assist researchers and product designers in choosing the best products for their specific projects.
Stock and Customization (Click to Read)
Component Supply stocks PTFE coated stainless steel wire in the diameter sizes indicated on the chart below in 36-inch and 72-inch lengths. Custom fabrication of this product includes precision cutting, bull nosing the end, removing the coating at specific points for customers and bending the wire without cracking the coating. We prove our commitment to the work of our researchers and product designers by offering this wire in small quantities for testing purposes as well as providing custom fabrication services. With specifications and/or a drawing, we can provide a timely estimate for our custom fabrication services. Please contact our office if you have further questions about this product and the customization available for it.
Quality Assurance (Click to Read)
Material certifications are available for all our stainless steel wire products. Some of the larger sizes of wire, usually starting at 0.040 inch and up, may not carry the "V" designation. Please request certification at the time you place your order.
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