Exera® cored medical wire

WireDatasheet

Datasheet updated 2021-02-02 17:38 (supersedes all previous editions)

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Exera® cored medical wire (SBCW) is a composite wire consisting of Exera® F562 medical wire CoCrMo alloy shell and a secondary alloy as the core material. The core material is typically pure silver (Ag) to promote increased conductivity relative to solid Exera® F562. However, other core materials such as platinum (Pt), gold (Au) and tantalum (Ta) can be selected in order to increase the radiopacity or provide other unique combinations of properties to the composite wire. The standard core dimension is 25% by area, however other core sizes can be considered.

The outer component is characterized by:

  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Excellent fatigue properties
  • High strength combined with good ductility

The inner silver core provides:

  • High electrical efficiency
  • Electrical conductivity
  • Low electrical resistance.

Exera® cored medical wire can be used for cochlear implants, pacemaker, defibrillator leads and varicose vein surgery devices.

Exera® F562 medical wire is in accordance with the following standards:
ASTM F562-02
ISO 5832-6
AMS 2269

Disclaimer: Sandvik is not providing any products or services that are intended or may be construed to be recommending or otherwise advising on, in any manner, the design, suitability, appropriateness or effectiveness, from a medical/biological/safety perspective, of any medical material, instrument and/or medical device.

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