Specifically for co-axial geometries we use our proprietary FusionForged® process for tube and rod.
Fully Bonded Clads
NOBILIS METALS has mastered the art of bonding many layers of materials. Our Cladding processes provide an incubator to create fully bonded composites in endless combinations. This results in products with multiple material characteristics and benefits.
For example, by combining platinum group metal alloys with tantalum, we can achieve a material with radiopacity and electro-conductive benefits with lower use of precious metals as well.
Benefits of NOBILIS METALS Clads include Bi-Metals, Tri-metals and Multi-Metals
NOBILIS METALS Clad Examples
Micro-photography shows fully bonded clad materials in our tri-metal brazing alloy.
|Depending on the materials selected and the product form NOBILIS METALS Clad products will fall within the dimensional ranges shown below.|
|Tubing||The dimensional range of tubing depend to a degree on the outside diameter to wall ratio as well as the material or alloy selected. NOBILIS METALS makes both seamless and seamed tubing and can accommodate:|
|Outside Diameters||.060 - 1.280|
|Wall Thickness||.0027 - .150|
|Maximum Tube Lengths are determined by the OD and wall dimensions of the tube. Tube can be cut to length as required.|
|Rod and Wire||Minimum Diameter||.003|
|Straight Length Diameters||.025-.337|
|Available in 1 - 12 Foot Lengths|
|Weight per Spool 50 -300 Toz depending on coil, spool or reel size.|
|Custom packaging is available|
Sheet, Foil and Ribbon
|Thicker material can be produced if a high grade finish is not required.|
|Minimum width is determined by thickness and material selected. Call for details.|
|Maximum Straight Length 8 feet|
|Maximum Coiled Lengths 300 Toz|
|Dimensional tolerances will vary depending on the thickness and width required.|
Applications could include:
Clads for Electrical Applications
Clads as Contact Alloys
A simple example of an electrical “contact” would be a “switch” which has two pieces of metal called contacts that touch to make a circuit, and separate to break the circuit. The contact material is chosen for its resistance to corrosion, because most metals form insulating oxides that would prevent the switch from working.
Electrical Contacts are often clad with precious metals or manufactured from solid precious metal alloys. Contact materials are also chosen on the basis of electrical conductivity, (resistance to abrasive wear), mechanical strength, low cost and low.
Clads as Electrodes
An electrode is an electrical conductor used to make contact with a nonmetallic part of a circuit (e.g. a semiconductor, an electrolyte or avacuum). Electrodes can be made from Gold, Silver, Platinum and combination alloys, depending on the application and required characteristics appropriate to the application.