Ni200 Nichrome Wire
The Crazy Wire Company are well known as suppliers of top quality Ni200 nichrome wire. We have enormous stock levels at all times, as we use this wire to weave our high specification woven mesh products.
Thenichrome wire, characterised by a 0.5mm (24 AWG) gauge and an assured composition of tempered 99.6% nickel, provides a balanced amalgam of durability and workability across numerous industries and applications. As a result of its high resistance to oxidation and corrosion, it has become an indispensable component in a variety of manufacturing and repair processes. Resistors are manufactured using it extensively in the electronic industry since it has a consistent resistivity. Furthermore, its predictable resistance variations with temperature are used in a variety of temperature sensors and controllers.
Ni200 nichrome wire is integral for ensuring reliable and long-lasting performance under challenging conditions in the aerospace sector. For ceramics and specialty glass products, it facilitates precise temperature control vital to kiln maintenance and molding. Further, its high-temperature resistance and reduction of scale formation mean that this wire is important in household and industrial heating applications, including hair dryers, ovens, and toasters. Ni200 nichrome wire stands out not only for its physical hardness, but also for its wide range of application areas, providing advancements and practical solutions where high-temperature stability and resistance are imperative.
Key product details:
- Diameter – 0.5mm (500 Micron – 24 AWG)
- Ohms/m – 0.49
- Technical Specification:
- Ni+Co – Max 99.6% / Min 99.0%
- Fe – 0.4%
- C – 0.15%
- Mn – 0.35%
- Si – 0.35%
- Cu – 0.25%
- S – 0.01%
- Density – 8.89 g/cm3
- Melting Point – 1435 – 1446 oC
Why Use The Crazy Wire Company
- Quality of products: The Crazy Wire Company always offer high-quality products that meet industry standards and customer expectations.
- 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.
- 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.
- Availability: Our products are kept in house and are ready to ship immediately.
- Customer service: Our experienced staff help our customers feel confident in their purchases and provide assistance when required.
What Else Is Available?
We also offer stainless steel in ribbon and flat wire options.
The choice is virtually endless!
FAQs About This Wire
What Makes Ni200 Nichrome Wire Corrosion-Resistant?
Ni200 nichrome wire exhibits commendable corrosion resistance due to its significant nickel content, which is about 99.6%. Because nickel is naturally corrosion-resistant and oxidation-resistant, it is particularly suitable for high-temperature applications. This layer of nickel oxide serves as a protective barrier, shielding the underlying material from further oxidation and corrosion when nickel is exposed to such conditions. In spite of thermal cycling, this protective oxide layer remains adherent, preserving the wire’s integrity over extended use and in a wide range of demanding applications, including heating elements and various industrial applications requiring resistance to corrosion. Additionally, Ni200 nichrome wire’s high nickel content and tempered condition also contribute to its remarkable stability and durability, even in challenging operational conditions, thus extending its lifespan and maintaining its performance.
How Is Ni200 Nichrome Wire Manufactured?
The manufacturing of Ni200 nichrome wire involves a series of meticulous processes to ensure its distinct properties, such as high nickel content, corrosion resistance, and durability in high-temperature applications.
1. Raw Material Preparation
- Material Sourcing: The primary material, nickel (comprising approximately 99.6% of the alloy), is sourced in its raw form.
- Alloying: Nickel is alloyed with a minor percentage of other elements to enhance specific properties, following the desired nichrome formulation.
- Melting Furnace: The alloying elements are melted together in a furnace at high temperatures.
- Homogenisation: Ensuring a uniform mix and homogeneous distribution of the alloying elements within the melt.
3. Forming the Wire
- Primary Forming: The homogenised melt is typically cast into billets or ingots.
- Drawing: The billets are then drawn through a series of dies, progressively reducing their cross-sectional area and forming them into wires.
- Annealing: To relieve stresses induced during drawing and enhance ductility, the wire undergoes annealing processes at specific temperatures.
- Heat Treatment: The wire undergoes a heat treatment process, known as tempering, to enhance its mechanical properties, such as strength and hardness, by modifying its microstructure.
5. Surface Treatment
- Cleaning: Post-drawing and tempering, the wire is cleaned to remove any surface impurities or oxides.
- Coating (if applicable): Sometimes, a protective or functional coating may be applied to the wire, depending on the specific application.
6. Quality Assurance
- Testing: Rigorous testing, including tension, resistance, and possibly others like elongation and coiling tests, ensures the wire meets specified quality and performance criteria.
- Inspection: Visual and microscopic inspections might be conducted to check for surface defects or inconsistencies.
7. Packaging and Dispatch
- Coiling/Spooling: The wire is often spooled into coils or wound onto reels for convenient handling, storage, and transport.
- Packaging: It’s securely packaged to prevent damage during transit.
- Dispatch: The finalised Ni200 nichrome wire is dispatched to various industries or customers as per requirements.
The exact methodology might slightly differ based on the manufacturer’s technology and specific user requirements, but the above steps offer a general perspective on the manufacturing of Ni200 nichrome wire.
How Does Ni200 Nichrome Wire React To Prolonged Heat Exposure?
Ni200 nichrome wire, with its notable high nickel content (around 99.6%), showcases a remarkable resistance and stability during prolonged heat exposure, often sustaining its essential properties and resisting deterioration effectively. Upon exposure to elevated temperatures, nickel naturally forms a stable, passive oxide layer that acts as a protective barrier against further oxidation and corrosion, maintaining the underlying material integrity. This quality is vital in applications requiring persistent high-temperature exposure, such as in heating elements and certain industrial manufacturing processes.
Moreover, the tempered condition of the ni200 nichrome wire enhances its mechanical properties, imparting durability and resilience even under thermal stress and cycling. It ensures that the wire retains its structural stability, resistivity, and performance consistency over extended periods of heat exposure, thereby providing a reliable and durable component in various high-temperature applications across different industries. Consequently, ni200 nichrome wire is a preferred choice in environments where stability and performance under sustained elevated temperatures are paramount.
The Crazy Wire Company is a leading UK based supplier of nichrome, FeCrAl, and stainless steel wires. We specialise in rapid delivery to any location around the country. Our factory is located in Warrington, which is the historic home of the UK’s wire industry.
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