Press Release Summary:
Gold-plated tungsten wire, offered as alternative to platinum and platinum alloy materials, helps medical device manufacturers reduce material cost while maintaining or improving quality. With nature that facilitates solderability, material has tensile strength of 400 ksi and is available in various plating thicknesses. Areas of use range from addressing cosmetic appearance to radiopacity for small-diameter applications.
Original Press Release:
Gold Plated Tungsten Wire for Medical Applications
NORTH HAVEN, CT: Ulbrich is pleased to announce a continued effort to help medical device manufacturers drive down material cost by focusing on gold plated tungsten wire as a lower cost alternative to platinum and platinum alloy materials. "In this economy, any opportunity to reduce costs while keeping the same if not better quality is a priority", said Ted Davis, Product Manager for Plated Products.
With costing multiples less than platinum and its alloys, gold plated tungsten solders easily, has a tensile strength of 400 KSI and is available in various plating thicknesses for applications ranging from improved cosmetic appearance to improved radiopacity for small diameter applications.
Ulbrich plates all its materials in house. "Because we plate in house, we have sources to assist in developing your process," said Davis.
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