0.15mm (35 AWG) Ni80 Nickel Chrome Cutting Wire

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Nickel Chrome Cutting Wire

The Crazy Wire Company are best know as suppliers of top quality nickel chrome cutting wire. We have enormous stock levels at all times, as we use this wire to weave our marine grade woven mesh products. Our brilliant staff are experts in producing our spools of round wire on our 6 rapid action winding machines. All spools are produced to carry a little extra length to make up for any waste when handling the product.

The cutting wire specified here is a 0.15mm (35 AWG) Ni80 Nickel Chrome composition. As a result of its unique combination of nickel and chromium, this alloy is ideal for diverse cutting applications due to its strength, flexibility, and durability. Its high tensile strength allows it to withstand considerable force. Meanwhile, its flexibility makes it easy to manipulate intricate pathways and designs. This cutting wire offers a high resistance to oxidation and wear due to its Ni80 composition, resulting in a longer lifespan. Because of its properties, this cutting wire is ideal for applications such as foam cutting, where precision and consistency are essential.

It can also be used in industrial processes like hot wire cutting of thermoplastics, ensuring clean and precise results. Arts and crafts professionals use it for intricate design tasks, where conventional cutting tools might fall short. As a result of its consistent resistance and high temperature tolerance, it is suitable for applications requiring controlled heating.

0.15mm Nichrome wire is a type of resistance wire made of an alloy of nickel and chromium. It has a diameter of 0.15mm and is commonly used in heating elements due to its high resistance to high temperatures and good electrical conductivity.

Nichrome wire is widely used in applications such as heating tapes, hot-wire foam cutters, and other heating devices where a high resistance wire is needed. The resistivity of Nichrome cutting wire is around 1.10 x 10^-6 ohm-meter.

Key product details:

  • Diameter – 0.15mm (150 Micron – 35 AWG) 
  • Ohms/m – 62.42
  • Technical Specification:
  • Ni – Rest
  • Cr – 20.0 – 23.0
  • Fe – <1.0
  • Max Continuous Service Temp Of Element – 1200
  • Micrographic Structure – Austenite
  • Magnetic Properties – Nonmagnetic
  • Electrical resistance is high
  • Corrosion resistance is high

Why Use The Crazy Wire Company

  1. Quality of products: The Crazy Wire Company always  offer high-quality products that meet industry standards and customer expectations.
  2. Selection: We offer a wide variety of wire products and sizes to meet the diverse needs of our customers. We have more than 600 products available through our site and counting. 
  3. Price: We always offer the best value possible. Our wires are available as part of our major weaving processes, so it is bought at the best possible rate. 
  4. Availability: Our products are kept in house and are ready to ship immediately. 
  5. Customer service: Our experienced staff help our customers feel confident in their purchases and provide assistance when required. 

What Else Is Available?

We do not only offer Ni80 round wire. We also have a huge range of KA1 and stainless steel round wire in immediate stock too.

Ribbon wire and flat wire are stocked for immediate dispatch too.

 


FAQs About This Wire

How To Cut Foam With Hot Wire

Cutting foam with a hot wire involves using a heated wire to melt through the foam. Here are the steps:

  1. Prepare the foam: Make sure the foam is securely fastened to a cutting surface, either with clamps or a spray adhesive.
  2. Heat the wire: Connect the hot wire to a power source and wait for it to heat up. The temperature will depend on the type of foam you’re cutting, but generally, a wire heated to between 200°C to 400°C will work.
  3. Start cutting: Hold the hot wire in one hand and use the other hand to guide it through the foam. Move the wire slowly and steadily, making sure to keep the wire straight and at a consistent angle.
  4. Finish cutting: Once the wire has melted all the way through the foam, turn off the power and let the wire cool down. The foam should separate cleanly along the cut line.

Can A Nichrome Hot Wire Cut Resin?

A Nichrome hot wire can potentially cut resin, but it may not be the most effective or efficient method for doing so. Resin is a thermoplastic material, meaning it can be melted and reshaped when exposed to heat. However, the melting point of resin is typically higher than the temperature that can be achieved with a Nichrome hot wire. This is usually around 800°F (427°C). As a result, the wire may not be able to fully cut through the resin without excessive heating or multiple passes.

Additionally, resin can emit fumes when heated, which can be hazardous to breathe in. Therefore, it is important to take proper safety precautions and work in a well-ventilated area when cutting resin with a hot wire.

It may be better to consider alternative methods, such as using a saw or blade specifically designed for cutting resin, or using a laser cutter.

How To Cut Styrofoam With A Hot Wire

Cutting Styrofoam with a hot wire is a relatively simple process. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Assemble your equipment: You’ll need a hot wire cutter, which is a tool that uses an electrically heated wire to cut through the foam. Also, a power source to provide electricity to the wire.
  2. Prepare the foam: Secure the foam to a cutting surface, either with clamps or a spray adhesive, to keep it from moving as you cut.
  3. Heat the wire: Connect the hot wire to a power source and wait for it to heat up. The temperature will depend on the type of foam you’re cutting, but generally, a wire heated to between 200°C to 400°C will work for most Styrofoam.
  4. Start cutting: Hold the hot wire in one hand and use the other hand to guide it through the foam. Move the wire slowly and steadily, making sure to keep the wire straight and at a consistent angle.
  5. Finish cutting: Once the wire has melted all the way through the foam, turn off the power and let the wire cool down. The foam should separate cleanly along the cut line.

Note: Always take proper safety precautions when working with hot wires and electricity, such as wearing gloves and eye protection. Also, be aware that Styrofoam can produce fumes when heated, so make sure to work in a well-ventilated area.

What Is The Best Cutting Wire?

The best cutting wire depends on the type of material you want to cut and the desired result. Here are some of the most common types of cutting wires and their best uses:

  1. Nichrome wire: Nichrome is a type of wire made from nickel and chromium, and is commonly used for cutting foam and other low-melting point materials. It is durable and can handle high temperatures, making it a good choice for cutting Styrofoam.
  2. Stainless steel wire: Stainless steel wire is strong, rust-resistant, and can handle high temperatures. It is often used for cutting metal, wood, and other hard materials.
  3. Tungsten wire: Tungsten is a dense, heat-resistant metal that is commonly used for cutting ceramics and other high-melting point materials. It is more expensive than other types of cutting wires, but its durability and ability to handle high temperatures make it a good choice for demanding cutting applications.
  4. Titanium wire: Titanium is a strong, lightweight metal that is often used for cutting delicate or intricate shapes. It is also resistant to corrosion, making it a good choice for cutting materials that will be exposed to moisture or other harsh conditions.

Ultimately, the best cutting wire for your application will depend on factors such as the type of material you want to cut, the desired result, and the specific cutting conditions you will be working in.

 


 

Check out our blog ‘what is nichrome‘ for more information on ni80 wire in general. Our goal for our blogs and help guides is to answer as many questions as possible to help to explain the possibilities of mesh to our customers. 

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Contact our team today if you have any questions at all. We are always really keen to help in any way that we can. 

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10 Metres (33 Feet), 100 Metres (330 Feet), 200 Metres (660 Feet), 25 Metres (82.5 Feet), 50 Metres (166.66 Feet)

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