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Special Handling & Processing Overview

Special Handling & Processing

As a producer of premium quality custom wire, at California Fine Wire Co. we are adept at accommodating special handling and processing needs with precision and efficiency. Many customers in the aerospace, medical, defense, and electronics industry use our products in unique applications which require secondary processes not available from standard wire stock suppliers.

Ultrasonic or chemical cleaning can be performed on drawn or rolled wire to remove any potential contaminants for high purity applications. Ultrasonic cleaning is an environmentally friendly cleaning option that utilizes cavitation in order to remove a number of contaminants, such as oils and dirt, from the material without the use of harsh chemicals. Chemical cleaning methods are sometimes required to remove contaminants that cannot be removed by other means. Providing these services in-house allows us to process wire more quickly and at a lower cost than if a secondary vendor was required.

For applications in which the strength of the wire is a primary concern, spools or cut wire can be labeled with the verified tensile strength rating. We offer a number of material testing capabilities, including tensile strength and resistance testing as well as dimensional inspection in-house. All quality testing, along with any other special processing procedures, is performed in accordance with our ISO 9001:2008 certified quality management system. In addition to special handling of the wire itself, wire products can be packaged using non-standard spools, such as customer provided jigs and fixtures, for added convenience. For additional information about any special handling requirements, see the table below or contact us directly.

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Special Handling & Processing Specifications

Processes
Cleaning
  • Chemical
  • Ultrasonic
Labeling
  • Identification
  • Shear Strength Rating
Custom Processing
  • Drawing
  • Annealing
  • Material Testing
Special Processing Procedures (SPP)
Non-Standard Packaging
Microscopic Inspection
Wire Shape
Round
Stranded
Duplex
Ribbon
Materials
Aluminum
Copper
Nickel
Nickel Alloys
Resistance Wire Alloys
Thermocouple Alloys
Gold
Silver
Platinum
Platinum Alloys
Glass Sealing Alloys
Bonding Wire
Numerous Additional Options Available
Finish
Bare
Enamel
PTFE
Ceramic
Plated
Wire Diameter
0.0004" to 0.040"
10 microns to 1.0 mm
Other Sizes on Request
Wire Length
Cut Lengths: 0.125" to 72"
No Limit on Spooled Lengths
Flat Wire Width
0.0004" to 0.10"
10 microns to 2.5 mm
Other Sizes on Request
Production Volume
Prototype
Low Volume
High Volume
Typical Lead Time
Quoted on a Job by Job Basis

Additional Information

Industry Focus
Aerospace
Defense
Electronics
Medical
Research & Development
Industry Standards
ISO 9001:2008 Certified
DFARS
REACH
RoHS