As a producer of premium quality custom wire, at California Fine Wire Co. we are adept at accommodating special handling and processing needs with precision and efficiency. Many customers in the aerospace, medical, defense, and electronics industry use our products in unique applications which require secondary processes not available from standard wire stock suppliers.

Ultrasonic or chemical cleaning can be performed on drawn or rolled wire to remove any potential contaminants for high purity applications. Ultrasonic cleaning is an environmentally friendly cleaning option that utilizes cavitation in order to remove a number of contaminants, such as oils and dirt, from the material without the use of harsh chemicals. Chemical cleaning methods are sometimes required to remove contaminants that cannot be removed by other means. Providing these services in-house allows us to process wire more quickly and at a lower cost than if a secondary vendor was required.

For applications in which the strength of the wire is a primary concern, spools or cut wire can be labeled with the verified tensile strength rating. We offer a number of material testing capabilities, including tensile strength and resistance testing as well as dimensional inspection in-house. All quality testing, along with any other special processing procedures, is performed in accordance with our ISO 9001 certified quality management system. In addition to special handling of the wire itself, wire products can be packaged using non-standard spools, such as customer provided jigs and fixtures, for added convenience. For additional information about any special handling requirements, see the table below or contact us directly.

SPECIAL HANDLING & PROCESSING SPECIFICATIONS

Processes

Cleaning

  • Chemical
  • Ultrasonic

Labeling

  • Identification
  • Shear Strength Rating

Custom Processing

  • Drawing
  • Annealing
  • Material Testing

Special Processing Procedures (SPP)
Non-Standard Packaging
Microscopic Inspection

Wire Shape

Round
Stranded

Duplex
Ribbon

Materials

Aluminum
Copper
Nickel
Nickel Alloys
Resistance Wire Alloys
Thermocouple Alloys
Gold

Silver
Platinum
Platinum Alloys
Glass Sealing Alloys
Bonding Wire
Numerous Additional Options Available

Finish

Bare
Enamel
PTFE

Ceramic
Plated

Wire Diameter

0.0004″ to 0.040″
10 microns to 1.0 mm
Other Sizes on Request

Wire Length

Cut Lengths: 0.125″ to 72″
No Limit on Spooled Lengths

Flat Wire Width

0.0004″ to 0.10″
10 microns to 2.5 mm
Other Sizes on Request

Production Volume

Prototype
Low Volume
High Volume

Typical Lead Time

Quoted on a Job by Job Basis

Additional Information

Industry Focus

Aerospace
Defense
Electronics

Medical
Research & Development

Industry Standards

ISO 9001 Certified
DFARS

REACH
RoHS