22 AWG Wire
The Crazy Wire Company are long established as Europe’s preferred suppliers of top quality stainless steel 22 AWG wire. We have enormous stock levels at all times, as we use this wire to weave our marine grade woven mesh products.
The 0.65mm (22 AWG) SS316L marine grade stainless steel wire retains its integrity regardless of the environmental conditions, in spite of its versatility, durability, and corrosion resistance. Because of this, the wire, referred to by the focus keyword ’22 awg’, is widely used in a wide range of applications across many markets. Due to its remarkable resistance to saltwater corrosion, it is widely used in the marine sector for making ship components and fishing gear. It serves as structural supports and design elements within the construction and architectural domains, ensuring a high level of stability without sacrificing aesthetic appeal.
Additionally, 22 awg SS316L wire is popular for crafting custom coil configurations, especially among users who seek a balance between electrical resistance and robustness. Moreover, this wire is durable and maintains its performance even in corrosive chemicals, making it a valuable asset for the chemical industry. Moreover, the wire’s non-reactive properties make it suitable for crafting medical devices and implants. This ensures a safe interaction with the body. Since SS316L wire is corrosion-resistant and strong, it is a reliable material for manufacturing robust vehicle parts and accessories.
Specification of Wire:
- Diameter – 0.65mm (22 AWG)
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.
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FAQs About This Wire
How Is 22 AWG SS316L Wire Manufactured?
The manufacturing of 22 AWG SS316L stainless steel wire involves several key steps to ensure its high-quality, strength, and corrosion-resistant properties.
- Raw Material Selection: The process begins with the selection of raw SS316L stainless steel, which is known for its lower carbon content and addition of molybdenum, giving it enhanced corrosion resistance.
- Melting: The selected raw materials are melted in an electric furnace. This molten steel is carefully refined to achieve the desired chemical composition, ensuring the alloy’s distinct characteristics.
- Casting: The molten steel is then cast into billets or rods. This could be done through various methods such as continuous casting or mold casting.
- Hot Rolling: The cast steel is subjected to hot rolling, where it is heated and passed through rollers to produce wire rods.
- Wire Drawing: After hot rolling, the wire is further reduced to the desired 22 AWG diameter through a process called wire drawing. This involves pulling the wire through a series of dies to reduce its size while maintaining its structural integrity.
- Annealing: To relieve stresses from the previous processes and enhance its workability, the wire is annealed. This involves heating the wire to a specific temperature, then slowly cooling it.
- Cold Working: Further shaping might occur through cold working processes, such as additional drawing, rolling, or swaging, to reach precise dimensions and enhance mechanical properties.
- Heat Treatment: Some SS316L wires undergo additional heat treatments to achieve desired mechanical or physical properties, such as improving strength or ductility.
- Surface Finish: Depending on the application, the wire might be subjected to various surface finishing processes like coating, cleaning, or passivation to enhance its appearance, corrosion resistance, or adherence to coatings.
- Quality Control: Throughout and following manufacturing, the 22 AWG SS316L wire undergoes rigorous quality control tests to verify its diameter, tensile strength, elongation, and resistance to corrosion, ensuring it meets all specification and quality standards.
- Packaging: Once assured of its quality, the wire is coiled, spooled, or cut to desired lengths, then packaged for shipping.
Is 22 AWG Wire Resistant To UV Radiation?
22 AWG SS316L stainless steel wire can withstand ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This is primarily due to its inherent properties as a stainless steel alloy. A particular advantage of SS316L is its enhanced corrosion resistance, which indirectly mitigates the effects of prolonged UV exposure. However, stainless steel is not entirely impervious to the effects of UV radiation over a long period of time or under harsh conditions, despite generally withstanding it better than other materials. When exposed to UV radiation in specific environmental conditions, such as coastal areas where salty sea air is also present, the surface quality of the wire could be affected.
The application and environmental conditions that the 22 AWG wire will be exposed to are crucial, as these will greatly affect its longevity and performance when exposed to UV radiation and other potentially corrosive elements. Therefore, in applications where UV resistance is paramount, it may be pertinent to explore additional protective measures, such as coatings or shields, to augment the wire’s resistance to UV-induced degradation. This will ensure that the material maintains its integrity and functionality over its intended lifespan.
How Does 22 AWG Wire Perform Under Mechanical Stress?
The performance of 22 AWG SS316L wire under mechanical stress is characterised by its inherent mechanical properties and the notable resilience of stainless steel, especially when considering factors like tensile strength, yield strength, and elongation. The SS316L variant is known for its commendable durability and its capacity to maintain integrity under physical stress, such as tension, compression, and torsion. The wire, with a diameter of 0.65mm, while being relatively thin, demonstrates a balanced synergy of being lightweight yet maintaining a level of sturdiness. Under mechanical stress, the 22 AWG wire tends to exhibit a stable performance, retaining its form and strength up to a specific threshold, beyond which it might deform or break.
Its performance is not merely a function of its alloy composition but also a testament to the meticulous manufacturing processes it undergoes, ensuring it achieves the desired mechanical attributes. However, it is imperative to note that the actual performance under mechanical stress would also be significantly influenced by the specific application, environmental factors, and the duration and magnitude of the applied stress. Therefore, for applications where prolonged or cyclic mechanical stress is anticipated, it’s vital to conduct thorough assessments and perhaps opt for supplementary stabilisation or reinforcement techniques to mitigate potential mechanical failure and enhance the longevity of the 22 AWG wire in its operational environment.
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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