In addition to standard round and flat wire, at California Fine Wire Co. we produce stranded and twisted wire in a number of configurations. Heating elements, thermocouples, and medical instrumentation; including many orthodontic components; all utilize stranded wire products. We can create custom twisted wire products from numerous different alloys and coatings to develop a custom solution for any application. Custom wire can be drawn using any number of alloys such as copper, aluminum, or resistance wire; and coated with ceramic, polymer, or PTFE insulating enamels. Stranded wires are typically produced in 7 strand or 19 strand configurations using wire with a diameter between 25 microns and 2.5 mm.

Wire can be packaged in spools or in cut lengths, depending on customer preference. Our team has been producing precision wire products for over 50 years and can advise customers regarding the ideal material, size, and configuration of wire for the given application. Stranded wire can be manufactured in any volume, from the small quantities needed for research and development to the high volumes needed for full scale OEM production applications. The lead time for a project will be evaluated based on the scope and parameters of the specific job. Inventory can be kept in a kanban bin system that allows us to efficiently provide the needed level of inventory based on the individual customer’s material usage. For additional information about our custom wire stranding and twisting capabilities, see the table below or contact us directly.

STRANDING & TWISTING SPECIFICATIONS

Processes

Stranding
Twisting

Configurations

Twisted Pairs

  • 7 Strands
  • 19 Strands
  • Custom Configurations

Multiple Twisted Pairs
Wires Wrapped Around a Central Core

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 Length

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

Single Wire Diameter

0.001″ to 0.10″
25 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