All alloys listed on the medical wire materials page can be provided in single-ended product form. The alloy or base metal material can be supplied with or without a polymer coating. Surface finishes can be modified with gold, nickel or silver plating or provided with an oxidized surface layer (when not a noble metal). These wires can be round, square or rectangular in shape. The mechanical properties can be modified through various heat treatments and cold reduction operations to meet the product specific requirements.
The typical diameter range for round wires in 0.010 to 10 mm (0.00039 to 0.394 inches). Ribbon wire thickness ranges from 0.013 to 0.75 mm (0.0005 to 0.03 in) with aspect ratios up to 10:1. Larger aspect ratios up to 40:1 may also be available upon request. Diameter and thickness tolerances tighter than industry standard are available upon request.