Wire and ribbon are both semi-finished products that are used as the basis for further processing into a final product. The wire and ribbon that IAM Drijfhout supplies are made of precious metals; usually platinum, silver, gold, iridium and palladium or an alloy thereof. The wire, usually round, is drawn by machines. Ribbon is processed in a special way by rolling round wire so that it becomes ‘flat wire also known as ribbon.
The precious metal wire and ribbon that IAM Drijfhout supplies are similar to each other though the usage varies depending on the application. Both are used as technical parts in many industrial sectors or as materialsfor jewellery and decorative (art) works. It is also used within research groups of universities for various purposes.
Both wire and ribbon are available in platinum, gold, silver, palladium, iridium or a specific alloy thereof. The most commonly used materials are gold, silver and platinum with a purity of 99.95% or 99.99% an alloy of platinum-iridium (90/10%), or platinum-rhodium (90/10%).
Wire and ribbon are available in different thicknesses, lengths and diameters.
Wire can be produced as drawn, stress-relieved or fully annealed. Wire can be produced to a minimum diameter of approximately 0.02 mm. The most common sizes run from 0.10 mm. up to 1.00mm. diameter. Thicker diameters are possible and, as is the case for coil sizes, are available on request.
Ribbon is rolled from round wire and has rounded corners. It comes on spools, in various lengths. Ribbon is available from a minimum thickness of approximately 0.02 mm. The maximum width of the ribbon is about 0.25 mm.
For specific questions about dimensions and/or alloys, please contact us. IAM Drijfhout likes to think with you about possible solutions in order to make a suitable offer.
Due to the high purity of the precious metals we supply, the wire and ribbon are very suitable for technical and medical purposes. For example, IAM Drijfhout supplies a lot of platinum wire and platinum ribbon with a purity of 99.95% to 99.99%. The material comes from the same source and has passed various checks, thus guaranteeing both quality and purity.
IAM Drijfhout also produces wire and ribbon on request according to specific dimensions and/or a technical drawing. Feel free to request more information or a quote in this regard. IAM Drijfhout tries to provide the best possible expert advice in a personal way.