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April 9, 2009 - Frequently updated to meet evolving user needs, MW 1000 is the standards publication for general requirements, product specifications, and test procedures for magnet wire. Its 2008 revision includes new specifications for self-bonding magnet wire, additional appendix detailing formulas for deriving dimensional and performance requirements, and expanded thermal endurance procedure to including testing information for range of wire specimen sizes.

NEMA Publishes MW 1000-2008 Magnet Wire

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National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
1300 N. 17th St., Suite 1847-T
Rosslyn, VA, 22209

Press release date: March 10, 2009

ROSSLYN, Va., March 10, 2009-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published MW 1000-2008. MW 1000 is the premier standards publication for general requirements, product specifications, and test procedures for magnet wire. It is frequently updated by NEMA's Magnet Wire Section to meet evolving user needs and magnet wire manufacturing technologies.

The 2008 revision includes:
o New specifications for self-bonding magnet wire
o An additional appendix detailing formulas for deriving dimensional and performance requirements
o An expanded thermal endurance procedure to include testing information for a range of wire specimen sizes

"This standard is the essential resource for anything related to the use, manufacture, and packaging of magnet wire. With the inclusion of new material and clarifying information, MW 1000 is more valuable and user-friendly than ever," said Sergio Peħa Rojas, chairman of the NEMA Magnet Wire Section Technical Committee that produced the standard.

An electronic copy may be downloaded at no charge, or a hard copy purchased for $173, by visiting NEMA's website at, or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax), or on the Web at

For more information about NEMA MW 1000-2008, its comparison to IEC winding wire standards, and to keep track of revisions, visit

NEMA is the association of electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end use of electricity. These products are used in utility, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. The association's Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) Division represents manufacturers of cutting-edge medical diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT, x-ray, and ultrasound products. Worldwide sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing and Mexico City.

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