Products > Bi-Metallic Conductors

IWG High Performance Conductors manufactures precision tolerance flat wire conductors for a variety of applications including commercial & military
aerospace, communication, medical, and automotive. Flat conductors are typically processed as braided shield, served shield, and laminated cables.

Copper-Clad Steel Conductors

Our copper-clad steel (CCS) products combine the properties of high tensile strength, corrosion resistance, and
decreased electrical resistance when compared tosteel.Typical applications would be for the inner conductors
of coaxial cables. We offer CCS40 (Nominal 40% conductivity) in stranded or single end constructions as bare
or plated conductors. Contact sales for specific construction and plating availability.

Copper-Clad Aluminum Conductors

Copper-clad aluminum (CCA) conductors combine the properties of being lighter than pure copper with a higher
conductivity and tensile strength when comparedto a pure aluminum conductor. Typical applications would involve
weight reduction being a more critical requirement. We offer CCA15 (Nominal 15% by copper volume) in stranded
or single end constructions as bare or plated conductors. Contact sales for specific construction and plating availability.

Download Copper-Clad Steel Wire Data Sheet


PROPERTIES




Density

0.2975 lbs/in3 @68F (8.24 gm/cm3 @20C)

 

Elongation, min

Tensile, min

 

Soft Temper

10%

50,000 PSI (345 MPa)

Hard Temper

1 %

110,000 PSI (758 MPa)

 

Resistivity, max

Conductivity

 

Soft Temper

26.45 cmil-Ω/ft (1.72 mΩ-cm)

39% IACS

Hard Temper

26.45 cmil-Ω/ft (1.78 µΩ-cm)

39% IACS

AVAILABILITY

 

 

Coatings ¹

Constructions ², ³, ⁴


Silver - ASTM B501, Nickel - ASTM B559, Tin - ASTM B520

Solid: 19 - 38 AWG

Stranded: 20 - 30 AWG (7, 19 Conc.)




1 - Tin plating availability for hard temper only

2 - Solid construction may vary from stated tensile properties due to size ( per ASTM B452 )

3 - Some solid sizes aren't available for temper CCS

4 - Alternative constructions available for quote upon request

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

ISO 9001
ISO 14001
AS 9100

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIPS

National Electronic Manufactures Associations
SAE Aerospace Standards Commitee
ASTM International