List of Alloys & profiles

List of Alloys & profiles

Alloy Wire International

Datasheet: RW 118

RW 118

These hot cutting wires have high strength at elevated temperatures and are used for cutting foam polystyrene (EPS) and or heat sealing woven 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

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Alloy specification

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)