KA1 Flat Metal Wire
The Crazy Wire Company are best known and long established as Europe’s preferred suppliers of top quality flat metal wire and we also have enormous stock levels at all times as we use this wire to weave our mesh products.
Our flat metal wire is a versatile and reliable solution for a wide range of applications. This KA1 (FeCrAl A1) product is engineered to deliver exceptional performance and durability thanks to its 0.7mm x 0.1mm dimensions. Our flat wire is crucial to various applications in the automotive, electronic, or industrial sectors.
There are a number of advantages to using flat metal wire. The robust construction makes it ideal for use in heating elements, resistors, and a variety of heating appliances due to its ability to withstand high temperatures and resist corrosion. The flat design of the wire allows for efficient heat distribution, which is why it is ideal for heating solutions that require uniform warmth.
Flat wire can also be used for wire sculpture, jewelry making, and other creative projects in the world of arts and crafts. In addition to its malleability and ease of handling, it has become a favorite of DIY enthusiasts and artisans.
Specification of this KA1 Ribbon Wire:
- Diameter – 0.7mm x 0.1mm
- Ohms/ft – 20.41
We also offer more of this KA1 wire too if required.
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
What Is Flat Metal Wire, And What Are Its Common Uses?
Flat metal wire is a type of wire that has a flat, ribbon-like shape, as opposed to the more common round wire. It is typically made from various alloys, such as FeCrAl A1 (KA1), and is known for its versatility and durability. Flat metal wire finds a wide range of common uses across various industries and applications.
Common uses of flat metal wire include:
- Heating Elements: Flat metal wire is frequently used in heating elements for appliances like ovens, toasters, and electric stoves. Its flat shape allows for efficient heat distribution.
- Resistors: It is a preferred material for resistors in electronic circuits due to its stable resistance properties and temperature resistance.
- Jewelry Making: Crafters and jewelers use flat wire for creating unique jewelry pieces, including bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.
- Wire Sculpture: Artists and sculptors utilise flat metal wire for creating intricate wire sculptures, offering flexibility in design and shape.
- Robotics: In robotics and automation, flat wire is used for various applications, including sensor technology, actuator mechanisms, and circuitry connections.
- Electrical Circuits: It is suitable for use in electrical circuits and connections, offering reliable conductivity.
- Industrial Applications: Flat wire is employed in various industrial applications, such as conveyor belts, gaskets, and sealing elements due to its durability.
- Craft Projects: DIY enthusiasts and hobbyists use flat metal wire for craft projects and home décor.
- Automotive: It can be found in automotive components, including airbag initiators and sensors.
- 3D Printing: In additive manufacturing processes, flat wire may be used for specialised 3D printing applications.
Can I Use Flat Metal Wire In High-Temperature Applications?
Yes, you can use flat metal wire in high-temperature applications. Metal wire often consists of alloys like FeCrAl A1 (KA1), which is known for its excellent heat resistance. The material can withstand high temperatures, making it a suitable choice for a variety of high-temperature applications and environments.
The specific temperature range that flat metal wire can withstand depends on the composition and alloy of the wire. This method is commonly used in applications where temperatures exceed several hundred degrees Celsius. Among these are heating elements in household appliances such as ovens and toasters, as well as heating systems in industries.
The maximum operating temperature of the alloy, the surrounding environment, and any safety precautions that may be necessary must all be considered when using flat metal wire in high-temperature applications. To ensure the wire’s performance under high-temperature conditions, proper installation and maintenance practices should be followed.
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.
Check out our blog ‘Everything That You Need To Know About Wire‘ for more information on resistance 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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