Temperatures as high as 1200C (2200F), together with hydrostatic pressures up to 3,500 Mpa (500+ksi) and substantial plastic deformation (up to 100:1), applied simultaneously, combine to produce metals that are fully dense, free of flaws, and exhibit optimum mechanical properties.
Material Benefits of FusionForged® Materials
• Maximum Theoretical Density
• Porosity Free
• Symmetrical Deformation Textures ( Flow Lines)
• Uniform Fine Grain Structure / Fully Wrought Microstructure
• Uniform Temper or Hardness
• Optimal Mechanical Properties
• Economies of Near Net Shapes
Our Precious Metals expertise acts as a fresh set of educated eyes to engineers and manufacturers who may be familiar with traditional metal forming techniques but are not at all familiar with the benefits of FusionForged® technology.
Our proprietary Fusion Forging process provides a unique method for producing clads or multi-metals with desirable combinations of properties. By using the benefits of direct forward lubricated extrusion and high temperatures we in effect, provide an incubator to create fully bonded, multiple-layered materials, such as: noble or platinum group metals combined with base or refractory metals. This results in products with multiple material characteristics and benefits.
Benefits of FusionForged® Multi-Metals are identical to single metal materials with the addition of the following:
NOBILIS METALS Engineered Precious Metals works directly with product and material engineers to develop improvements in our customer’s products by:
Titanium clads are just one of hundreds of metal combinations that can be formed using the FusionForged® Process.
Precious Metals and their partner elements are simply the colors on a material palette that allow you to create your own High Performance FusionForged® Precious Metals. You, the engineer, become the artist that applies your knowledge of what material properties and characteristics are needed. At NOBILIS METALS we will help you select the materials that will in a practical way accomplish your product vision.
We invite you, the engineers, to create your own FusionForged® metals to accommodate your companies precious metal product needs.
Depending on the materials selected and the product form NOBILIS METALS Clad Products will fall within the dimensional ranges shown below.
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 from .060" (1.52 mm) to 1.280" (32.5 mm)
Wall thicknesses from 0027" (.069 mm) to .150" (3.81 mm)
Tube Length: Maximum tube lengths are of course determined by the OD and wall dimensions of the tube. Tube can be cut to length as required.
Rod & Wire
Minimum Diameter: .003" (076 mm)
Maximum Diameter: 1.90" (48.26mm)
Straight Lengths for diameters from .025" (.635 mm) to .377" (9.58 mm) / 1 to 12' length.
Coils / Spools for diameters from .022" (.559 mm) to .350" (8.89 mm)
Weight per spool 50 to 300 troy ounces depending on coil, spool or reel size.
NOBILIS METALS will customize wire packaging as required
Sheet, Strip, Foil, Ribbon
Thickness: .001" (.0254 mm) to .100" (2.54 mm)
Note: Thicker material can be produced if a high grade finish is not required.
Widths: Maximum Width is 12" (304.8 mm) Minimum width is determined by thickness and material selected.
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Straight Lengths: Maximum of 8'
Coiled lengths: 300 Toz Maximum
Tolerance: Dimensional tolerances will vary depending on the thickness and width required.
Clads for Electrical Applications
• Test Probes - Circuit Boards
• Electrical Contacts
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, hardness (resistance to abrasive wear), mechanical strength, low cost and low toxicity.
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 a vacuum). Electrodes can be made from Gold, Silver, Platinum and combination alloys, depending on the application and required characteristics appropriate to the application