The trend towards miniaturization leads to increasingly smaller electrical components and thinner cables which in turn results in higher standards for the materials used. Special high copper alloys can be optimized through a heat treatment.
The alloying elements which are finely distributed as precipitations
result in a better property combination of:
- High Strength
- Good Formability
- High Conductivity
- Stress Relaxation Resistance
- Fatigue Resistance
The high-performance precipitation hardening materials are summarised in the group of the WITRONIC alloys.
WICONNEC - copper alloys for machined connectors
Under the brand WICONNEC Wieland offers different copper alloys in the form of rods and wires which are particularly suitable for the production of female and male connectors.
Besides low-cost brass, the materials portfolio includes specially developed copper alloys for sophisticated applications in the manufacture of machined connectors.
Depending on the technical requirement, materials with high electrical conductivity or high mechanical strength as well as a combination of these properties are used.
Apart from solid solution hardening alloys, the alloy spectrum is rounded off by two precipitation hardening materials.