A new, custom-manufactured clad composite wire introduced by Anomet Products can combine several materialsSource: Anomet ProductsSource: Anomet Products to achieve specific properties or join incompatible materials for connectability.

Anomet Medical Clad Composite Wire combines two or three metals on the interior and exterior, which are metallurgically bonded to achieve properties that are not available in a single alloy. These can include radiopacity to realize high visibility under fluoroscopy and eliminate the need for marker bands, biocompatibility, kink-resistance and shape memory, conductivity and solderability of incompatible materials.

Ideal for implantable medical devices and catheters, Anomet Medical Clad Composite Wire is available in sizes from .002 inches to .125 inches (.05 millimeters to 3 millimeters) O.D., with 2 percent typical cladding thickness. Applications include precious metals on the exterior such as platinum, tantalum or gold clad to interior materials such as copper, stainless steel, MP35N®, Nitinol®, nickel-iron, niobium, palladium, tantalum, titanium and other alloys.

Anomet Medical Clad Composite Wire is priced according to configuration and quantity. Samples and price quotations are available upon request.

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