The Most Precise of Finishing Tolerances

Bare Wire


We apply our 50 years of metallurgical experience to provide knowledge and expertise in addition to first-rate products. Our unmatched services and experience are grounded in a foundation of solid engineering, skilled methodology, and industry-best practices.

Elkem has been providing superior plated wire products to the world's most demanding industries for over half a century.  As a supplier to many of the globe's wire manufacturers and distributors, we guarantee our quality-sourced bare materials will exceed the demands of any application.

All of the bare wire we procure on behalf of our customers goes through a rigorous inspection process before qualifying for plating. Our stringent supplier qualification process has yielded a diversified group of strong bare material manufacturers whom we partner with to deliver the highest quality plated wire available.

Round Wire

Size Range: .0003" to .115" Diameters
Gauge Range: 60 AWG to 9 AWG
Temper: Full Hard to Dead Soft Annealed
Tolerance: +/-.00005" to +/-.001"

Flat Wire & Foil

Aspect Ratio: 250:1 or Greater
Thicknesses as low as .0005"
Widths as great as .300" (thickness dependent)
Tolerance: +/-.00005" to +/-.001"

Shaped Wire

Sizes: .0001" x .0001" to .070" x .070"
Shapes: Round, Oval, Square, Rectangle, Flat, Ribbon and Shaped
Tolerance: +/-.00005" to +/-.001"

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Elkem Inc. Offers

  • Quality sourced wire in different shapes and sizes
  • Superior quality bare wire
  • Troubleshooting and evaluation of critical compliance regulations
  • Design and implementation of application-specific custom wire
  • Quality control testing on-site and in-lab settings
  • A team of highly-qualified metallurgical professionals

Base Metals Available

  • Copper and Copper Alloys – OFHC, ETP, Beryllium Copper, Brass, Bronze and Phosphor Bronze
  • Nickel and Nickel Alloys – All Nickel and Nickel Alloys
  • Stainless Steel –  All Stainless-Steel Grades (304, 316, 321, 347, 420, 17-7)
  • Precious Metals – Platinum, Platinum-Iridium, Rhodium, Gold, and Silver
  • Clad Metals – Copper Clad Steel, Copper Clad Aluminum, Nickel Clad Copper, Copper Clad Nickel
  • Specialty Metals and Alloys – Constantan®, Dumet®, Kovar®, Inconel®, Manganin® and Monel®
    Elkem remains on the cutting-edge of newly developed alloys and materials required for demanding plating applications.  If the metal/alloy required is not listed above, please contact us to speak with our engineering team regarding our capabilities.