This 752 nickel alloy wire is suitable for use in applications that require corrosion resistance and strength. It is nominally composed of 65 percent copper, 18 percent nickel, and 17 percent zinc. The wire is annealed for improved ductility and is corrosion resistant. This wire meets ASTM B206 standards for copper-nickel-zinc alloy wire and is suitable for use in the manufacture of optical frames and parts, springs, surgical instruments, jewelry, resistors, and contacts.
Electrical wire carries an electric current or grounds an electrical device. The amount of current a wire can carry is proportional to its size (gauge), and the wire is generally sheathed with coatings and coverings to insulate and protect it from moisture, chemicals, heat, and abrasion. Copper is the primary material for electrical wire, but alloys are sometimes used to increase its strength or its resistance to chemicals and the environment. Wire can be composed of a single strand or of many smaller strands, depending on its use, and is typically annealed to improve its ductility. Electrical wire is commonly used in industrial, electronic, and automotive applications.