Ken-tron draws 42 Alloy, 46 Alloy, 48 Alloy, 52 Alloy, and other controlled expansion and low expansion alloys for our drawn metal wire customers. Ken-tron customers use controlled expansion and low expansion wire alloys to produce items for the aerospace, appliance, defense, power generation, lighting, medical, electronics, music, semiconductor, telecommunications, and other industries.
Alloy 52 is a nickel iron alloy suitable for glass and ceramic sealing to metal. It is commonly used in magnetic reed blade switches, lead wire for mercury switches and in semiconductor devices.
|Al .10 max||C .05 max||Mn .60 max||Fe Balance||S .025 max|
|Cr .25 max||Ni 50.50||P .025 max||Si .30 max|
Typical Tensile Strength
|Annealed||85,000 psi Max|
|1/4 Hard||90,000 – 115,000 psi|
|1/2 Hard||105,000 – 125,000 psi|
Temperature Coefficient Of Thermal Expansion
(limits per SAE AMS I23011 Class II)
Cm per cm per °C x 10 minus 6
|30 – 450 °C||9.6 – 10.1|
|30 – 550 °C||10.2 – 10.7|
|Melting Point (°F)||2600|
|Electrical Resistivity||260 ohm-cir mil/ft|
The Ken-tron Wire Division specializes in small diameter close tolerance wire made to customer specifications. Ken-Tron manufactures to your custom specifications.
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