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List of Alloys & profiles

List of Alloys & profiles

Alloy Wire International

Datasheet: RW 118

RW 118

The hot cutting wire RW 118 has high strength at elevated temperatures and is used for cutting polystyrene (EPS) and or heat-sealing polypropylene bags.

To achieve the best cut, adjust the temperature and cutting speed. The material type and it’s density will influence the cutting speed.

Available in all profile options

RW 118 - Alloy Wire International 1

Alloy specification

RW 118 density, electrical resistivity at 20°C, operating temperature, melting point and coefficient of expansion is indicated in the table below:

DensityElectrical Resistivity at 20°CMaximum Operating TemperatureMelting PointCoefficient of Expansion
8.18 g/cm³118 microhm • cm300 °C1370 °C12.7 µm/m °C (20 – 100 °C)
0.296 lb/in³710 ohm. Circ. mil/ft572 °F2500 °F7.1 x 10-6 in/in °F (70 – 212 °F)