Precious metals are applied because of their unique properties, such as having a high melting point, being chemically inert, an excellent conductor, highly resistant to tarnishing and corrosion, and because they are relatively easy to work with. IAM Drijfhout has a large product range of standard and custom-made products for industrial, analytical, and medical applications. For example, our semi-finished products sheet, foil, wire, and tube are applied in the industrial sector in different kind of measurement instrumentations, such as oceanographical measuring instruments and flow measurers. To measure high temperatures (up to 1600 °C) we supply thermocouple wire, used in the production of thermocouples. Medical devices, such as high-end x-ray equipment contain palladium parts. For analytical purposes, IAM Drijfhout offers a variety of laboratory equipment, and tubes and needles.
IAM Drijfhout has decades of experience with manufacturing sheet and foil, produced with high-quality rollers. We ensure a consistent production process in which dimensions, surface purity and hardness can be adapted to the customer’s preferences. Rods can be supplied in different alloys and sizes. Our rods are melted and produced in a vacuum chamber, where they are extruded under high pressure. Rollers and diamond dies fabricate it to its final shape. Wires are supplied in different lengths, diameters, and alloys, with a purity up to 99.99%. Wire can annealed or hardened and is supplied with a diameter from 0.1 mm onwards.
We supply sheet and foil of different precious metals and alloys, such as silver, gold, platinum, and the alloy platinum-iridium. Foil can be manufactured from a thickness of 0.05 mm onwards, and can be cut into a variety of shapes.
Tube and rod are among others available in platinum, and platinum alloys with iridium or rhodium, and the alloy gold-palladium. Tubes can be produced with a inner diameter of 0.5 mm onwards, and can be cut at any desired length.
Wire can be produced in gold, silver, palladium, and platinum with alloys of iridium or rhodium. Wire is available in a large variety of diameters from 0.1 mm onwards. IAM Drijfhout can cut wire at any desired length with no minimum requirements, and can often supply directly from stock.
Old or processed sheet material and semi-finished products can be brought to us for recycling. Due to our strong network of international metal processors, we recycle a wide range of precious metals and alloys. We also facilitate the recycling of polluted material.