Thick Copper Wire
The Crazy Wire Company are best know as suppliers of top quality thick copper wire. We have enormous stock levels at all times, as we use this wire to weave our woven mesh products.
Our delightful 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.
We specialise in fulfilling high volumes of smaller wire spools to suit every requirement and budget. However our master spools weigh between 1kg and 15kgs, so please contact us if you require a larger quantity – email@example.com.
Because we produce our own spools we are able to offer a wide choice of AWG and lengths. We are also able to guarantee the best prices anywhere in Europe.
- 99.9% Copper with the 0.01% being made up of trace elements.
- Assay – =99.9%
- Form – wire
- Resistivity – 1.673 µO-cm, 20°C
- Diam. – 1.0 mm
- bp – 2567 °C(lit.)
- mp – 1083.4 °C(lit.)
- Density – 8.94 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Bare Wire For Jewellery
Due to the fact that bare copper wire has not been treated, it can be patinated with liver of sulphur. Wire made from bare copper is 99% pure copper and can be used for all types of jewellery making projects and wire wrapping. In spite of its softness and pliability, the material retains its shape once it is formed, and it can be easily cut with a pair of regular wire cutters.
Raw Copper Wire
The metal copper is reddish in colour, malleable, and ductile. Thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity are excellent, as well as corrosion resistance. During the process of extraction, the ore is roasted to produce oxide, which is then reduced and purified by electrolysis. There is no reaction between this element and non-oxidising acids, however it reacts with oxidizing agents. If it is exposed to the air, it will weather to produce the characteristic green patina of carbonate. When copper is heated with oxygen, CuO is formed at red heat, and Cu2O is formed at elevated temperatures when copper is heated with oxygen.
In the electrical industry, copper is primarily used because of its electrical conductivity, which is second only to silver. Traditionally, copper was one of the coinage metals, along with silver and gold, but has been considered the least valuable due to its commonness. Copper is also the basis of many important alloys (such as brass, bronze, and aluminium bronze) and it has also been regarded as one of the coinage metals, along with silver and gold. The metal was one of the first metals ever to be worked by mankind, and it is believed that it has been mined for more than 5000 years.
Available stock options:
- 0.15mm – 35 AWG
- 0.18mm – 35 AWG
- 0.2mm – 32 AWG
- 0.25mm – 30 AWG
- 0.3mm – 29 AWG
- 0.35mm – 27 AWG
- 0.4mm – 26 AWG
- 0.5mm – 24 AWG
- 0.6mm – 22 AWG
- 0.7mm – 21 AWG
- 0.8mm – 20 AWG
- 0.9mm – 19 AWG
- 1mm – 18 AWG
Due to its excellent physical properties, copper wire is used in almost every electrical application due to its status as the second most conductive material in the world, after silver.
An electrical conductor is a metal material through which current flows. Wires are composed of electrical conductors, such as copper. In the electrical wiring industry, wires are long lengths of conductive metal. The process of making wire involves passing the base material through a hole in a die or draw plate in order to reduce the final size. Once the copper wires are ready for annealing, the process is repeated to reduce the diameter further. Heat is applied to the wires during annealing, and they are allowed to cool naturally after being heated to very high temperatures. As a result of this complicated process, any weaknesses within the metal are eliminated and the material is strengthened. A metal’s conductivity is also improved by annealing.
Wire gauges, also called American Wire Gauges or AWGs, are standards for determining the cross sectional area of solid conductors. The AWG size is not relative, a higher AWG number indicates a thinner or smaller wire, while a lower AWG indicates a thicker or larger wire.
Crazy Wire Company
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.
With over 150 years experience in the metals industry we are here to help and offer the best possible quality at the best prices. Please call us if you wish to discuss any of our products – (+ 44) 01925 406 602. We are always happy to help in any way that we are able to.
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