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Nordt's FusionForged® Co-axial Clad tubing and rod offer “New” solutions to old problems. Nordt metallurgically bonded metals provide significantly longer product life over materials using traditional plating and coating processes.
Fully Bonded Multi-Metals
Nordt Engineered Precious Metals has mastered the art of FusionForging® as many as 7 layers of materials. By using the benefits of direct forward lubricated extrusion and high temperatures we in effect, provide an incubator to create fully bonded multi-metals such as gold and titanium, silver and titanium, platinum and columbium and endless other combinations. This results in products with multiple material characteristics and benefits.
For example, by combining gold with titanium, we can achieve a material with electro-conductive benefits that is more rigid and lighter than most gold alloys and less expensive as well.
Benefits of FusionForged® Clads/ Multi-metals
- Thicker layers of metallurgically bonded materials provide longer product life than products made using plating or coatings with substantially thinner and less durable layers
- Our ability to develop new Co-axial Clad tubing and rod through our FusionForged® technology offers “New” solutions to old problems. Nordt metallurgically bonded metals provide significantly longer product life over materials using traditional plating and coating processes.
- Gold filled
- Silver Filled
- 14k and 18k Gold Bi-metals offer color combinations such as:
yellow over white, red over white, green over white and many more.
- Gold and Silver
- Titanium and Gold or Silver
- Platinum and Palladium
- Test Probes - Circuit Boards
- Electrical contacts
Nordt has manufactured probe products in a number of alloys including:
- Probe 1 Insert elements
- Probe 2 Insert elements
- Probe 3 Insert elements
- Probe 4 Insert elements
A simple example of an electrical “contact” would be a “switch” which has two pieces of metal called contacts that touch to make a circuit, and separate to break the circuit. The contact material is chosen for its resistance to corrosion, because most metals form insulating oxides that would prevent the switch from working.
Electrical Contacts are often clad with precious metals or manufactured from solid precious metal alloys. Contact materials are also chosen on the basis of electrical conductivity, hardness (resistance to abrasive wear), mechanical strength, low cost and low toxicity.
An electrode is an electrical conductor used to make contact with a nonmetallic part of a circuit (e.g. a semiconductor, an electrolyte or a vacuum). Electrodes can be made from Gold, Silver, Platinum and combination alloys, depending on the application and required characteristics appropriate to the application.