Optimizing your company’s manufacturing process is vital in today’s technological world. Businesses must be able to build better and cheaper products, or they will have difficulty surviving in the current business climate. As a means to get the upper hand on other manufacturing companies, many people are turning to plated wires for constructing electronic devices. Different materials have different benefits. For instance, nickel has a strong magnetic attraction, where as copper does not. When copper or nickel is plated, it is possible to enhance and add characteristics to final plated wires. Beryllium copper wire is one of the most commonly used plated wires within the electronics industry. Platted wire is trusted because:
- Final products have a protective barrier on the substrate, which helps to defend wires from corrosion and rusting.
- It will look better than unplatted wires. This is especially the case for making jewelry or high-end electronics that show metal components (gold plated HDMI cables).
- It can have a higher heat resistance threshold than unplatted metals. Both zinc and gold-nickel can withstand high temperatures.
- It can help to reduce friction. Nickel plating is commonly employed as a means to lessen the build-up of friction (especially in electrical connectors).
For more information on different types of plated metals, reach out to one of our engineers. We will make sure you acquire wires and cables that are specific and optimized for your application and manufacturing needs.