Molybdenum Wire .015″
Molybdenum Wire. Elmet’s 99.95% pure molybdenum wire is made in the U.S.A. at our fully integrated Lewiston, Maine production facility, where Elmet has operated for over 90 years. Elmet is the sole U.S. owned and operated, fully integrated producer of pure molybdenum material and products. Our molybdenum wires come in a variety of dimensions. Elmet is ISO 9001, AS9100 and ITAR compliant.
Elmet’s molybdenum wire is used in a variety of cutting-edge industries including aerospace, medical equipment and devices, university R&D, lighting, and high temperature furnace applications. Elmet’s wire is produced beginning as a metal powder which is pressed into ingots, and drawn down to sizes as small as seven-ten-thousandths of an inch through a series of process steps. Our in-house processing allows Elmet to manufacture wire tailored to meet specific customer material and / or performance requirements.
Wire is typically sold on a per kg basis as length of spools produced vary. We manufacture and stock common sizes of our molybdenum wire as well as as HCT potassium-doped wire that offers higher recrystallization temperatures. Elmet manufactures wire as small as 7/10,000ths of an inch, so call us at 1.800.343.8008 to discuss your specific wire needs..
High purity molybdenum possess unique properties that are suitable for use in a number of applications and industries. It may be most well known for its high melting point, 2620 °C, however it is usefulness is driven by its performance in high temperature and corrosive environments:
- Symbol: Mo
- Category: Transition Metal, Group VI
- Atomic Number: 42
- Density: 10.28 g / cm3
- Discovered: 1778
- High melting temperature, 2620 °C
- Load bearing capabilities at temperatures up to 2000 °C,
- Excellent thermal and electrical conductivity
- Low vapor pressure at high temperature
- Low coefficient of thermal expansion
- Resistance to corrosion
- Shielding from high energy particles
- High density