0.17mm (34 AWG) Ni80 Nickel Chrome Hot Cutting Wire

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Nickel Chrome Hot Cutting Wire

The Crazy Wire Company are best know as suppliers of top quality nickel chrome hot 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 0.17mm (34 AWG) Ni80 Nickel Chrome hot cutting wire is a precision tool designed for a range of cutting applications. The stainless steel material is made from high-quality, heat-resistant Ni80 Nickel Chrome, allowing it to perform for a longer period of time and be more durable. Because of its thin 0.17mm diameter, it is perfectly precise in every cut, especially when working on detailed projects. As well as many other applications, it excels in cutting styrofoam, sculpting arts and crafts, trimming plastic, and sealing thermal items. Featuring a rapid heat-up feature, this hot cutting wire not only maximises productivity, but also ensures efficient cutting. In addition to its durability, its versatility makes it an indispensable tool for both hobbyists and professionals in a variety of fields, ensuring consistent and reliable results every time.

Nichrome 80 wire is an alloy made of nickel, chromium, and iron that is commonly used as a heating element due to its high resistance and resistance to oxidation at high temperatures. The diameter 0.17mm is thin and would be great for using in specific applications such as in high-precision heating elements or in small electronic devices. However, the exact suitability of this diameter for a given application will depend on factors such as the desired heating power, operating temperature, and the environment in which the wire is used.

Key product details:

  • Diameter – 0.17mm (170 Micron – 34 AWG) 
  • Ohms/m – 48.02
  • 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

What Can A Hot Cutter Wire Cut?

A hot cutter wire is a heating element used in industrial applications for cutting a variety of materials such as plastic, rubber, textiles, foam, and more. The hot cutter wire works by heating the material to a temperature where it becomes soft and pliable, and then using a cutting blade to sever the material.

Some specific examples of materials that can be cut using a hot cutter wire include:

  • Plastic pipes and sheets
  • Rubber profiles and sheets
  • Textile fabrics and webs
  • Foam sheets and blocks
  • Synthetic fibres and yarns
  • Non-woven materials

The specific materials that can be cut using a hot cutter wire will depend on the properties of the wire, the temperature it can reach, and the type of cutting blade used. It’s important to use a wire and cutting blade that are suitable for the specific material being cut to avoid damaging the material or the cutting equipment.

How To Make A Hot Cutting Wire

A hot cutting wire can be made by using a high-resistance wire made of an alloy that can withstand high temperatures, such as Nichrome (NiCr) or KA1 (FeCrAl). To make a hot cutting wire, you will need the following materials and tools:

Materials:

  • Nichrome or KA1 wire with a high resistance
  • Insulated electrical wire
  • Heat shrink tubing or electrical tape

Tools:

  • Wire stripper
  • Soldering iron
  • Heat gun or lighter

Here is the general process for making a hot cutting wire:

  1. Cut a piece of Nichrome or KA1 wire to the desired length.
  2. Strip the insulation off both ends of the Nichrome or KA1 wire.
  3. Cut a piece of insulated electrical wire to the same length as the Nichrome or KA1 wire.
  4. Strip the insulation off one end of the insulated electrical wire.
  5. Twist the stripped end of the insulated electrical wire around the stripped end of the Nichrome or KA1 wire.
  6. Use a soldering iron to heat the twisted connection and apply a small amount of solder to secure the connection.
  7. Repeat the process on the other end of the Nichrome or KA1 wire.
  8. Slide a piece of heat shrink tubing or electrical tape over the soldered connections to insulate them.
  9. Use a heat gun or lighter to shrink the heat shrink tubing or activate the electrical tape.

Which Is The Best Hot Cutting Wire For Polystyrene?

Polystyrene is a thermoplastic material that is widely used in packaging, insulation, and consumer goods. When cutting polystyrene, it’s important to choose a hot cutting wire that can reach a temperature high enough to soften the material, yet not so high as to cause degradation or ignition.

Nichrome 80 (NiCr 80/20) is a commonly used wire for hot cutting of polystyrene. It has a high resistance, which means it can heat up quickly and reach a high temperature, and it also has good resistance to oxidation at high temperatures, making it suitable for cutting polystyrene. The wire can be run at a temperature between 350°C and 400°C, which is sufficient to soften polystyrene.

Can A Hot Cutting Wire Cut Rubber?

Yes, a hot cutting wire can be used to cut rubber. Rubber is a thermal material that can be cut using a hot cutting wire by heating it to a temperature where it becomes soft and pliable, and then using a cutting blade to sever the material.

When cutting rubber, it’s important to choose a hot cutting wire that can reach a temperature high enough to soften the rubber, yet not so high as to cause degradation or ignition. The specific temperature will depend on the type of rubber being cut and the desired cutting performance.

Nichrome 80 (NiCr 80/20) is a commonly used wire for hot cutting of rubber, as it has a high resistance, which means it can heat up quickly and reach a high temperature, and it also has good resistance to oxidation at high temperatures. The wire can be run at a temperature between 350°C and 400°C, which is sufficient to soften most types of rubber.

 


 

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. 

Additional information

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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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