Kink Resistent Precious Metal Clad Wire

Many of Anomet's customers require the kink resistent properties of Nitinol but also require other properties such as radiopacity or solderability.  Anomet Products solved this by designing Nitinol wire with either a core or cladding layer of a radiopaque alloy such as platinum, gold or tantalum. The Niti exhibits the same kink resistant properties while also acting as a natural marker band.  Other benefits of this composite clad wire combination are solderability and conductivity enhancement. 


Examples include:

  • Gold Clad Nitinol
  • Gold Cored Nitinol
  • Platinum Clad Nitinol
  • Platinum Cored Nitinol
  • Silver Clad Nitinol
  • Silver Cored Nitinol
  • Tantalum Clad Nitinol
  • Tantalum Cored Nitinol


Anomet Medical Clad Wire

Precious metal-clad wire and ribbon are a cost effective alternative to solid wire while offering greater ductility and formabilty than filled or plated wire. Anomet's clad-wire features a complete metallurgical bond between layers making it the wire of choice for many medical device manufacturers when it comes to high reliability. No other clad metal wire manufacturer offers the flexibility of alloy choices along with the ability to vary the clad layer thicknesses as Anomet Products can with our unique cladding process. Anomet's wire is manufactured using various heat, pressure and reduction techniques. Draw on Anomet's 40 years of clad-wire experience to engineer the perfect solution to your wire challenge.

Custom Clad Metal Wire

To meet specific requirements, Anomet's clad-metal wire can include precious metal cores or claddings such as platinum for oxidation-corrosion resistance and biocompatibility, gold for contact resistance, tantalum for radiopacity under fluoroscopy, and silver or conductivity.  Each alloy can be clad to core materials such as copper (Cu) or copper alloys, niobium (Nb), molybdenum (Mo), MP35N® and Ni-Co-Cr-Mo Alloys, Nitinol (NiTi) and Nickel-Titanium Alloys, Platinum (Pt) alloys or Platinum-Iridium (Pt-Ir), Silver (Ag), stainless steel (302, 304V, 316LVM, etc...), tantalum (Ta) or tantalum-tungsten (Ta-W) alloys, and titanium (Ti) or Titanium alloys.



  • High Strength Alloys
  • Conductive Alloys
  • Biocompatible Alloys
  • Radiopaque Alloys
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Wear Resistance
  • Contact Resistance
  • Kink Resistance
  • Flexible Alloy Choices Available
  • Custom Layer Thicknesses Available

Typical Metals and Alloys

Anomet's Precious Metal Clad Wire can be designed using any combination of the metals and alloys below.  Although these are some of the more common alloys our customers are using today, you can also specifiy your own.  Examples of our wire used in various medical devices are Pt Clad Ta, Au Clad NiTi, Ta Cored 316L, Au Clad Ta, Ag Cored MP35N, Pt-Ir Clad Titanium, Pt/MP35N/Ta, Ta Clad NiTi, Au/Ta/BeCu, Pt Clad Ta w/Ti Core, Pt cored NiTi, Pt Clad NiTi.



Gold (Au) and Gold Alloys

Stainless Steel (i.e. 302, 304V, 316LVM)

Palladium (Pd)

MP35N® and Ni-Co-Cr-Mo Alloys

Platinum (Pt) and Platinum Alloys

Molybdenum (Mo)

Platinum-Iridium Alloys (Pt/10Ir, Pt/20Ir, etc...)

Niobium (Nb)

Silver (Ag)

Nitinol (NiTi) and Nickel-Titanium Alloys

Nickel (Ni)

Tantalum (Ta)

Copper (Cu) and Copper Alloys

Tantalum-Tungsten (Ta/W)


Titanium (Ti) and Titanium Alloys

Customer Specified Alloys




Where our materials are used...

For over 30 years, Anomet Products has been designing and manufacturing clad metal wire used in medical devices throughout the world.  As a leader in clad composite wire for the medical device industry, our team of highly skilled experienced material engineers has been on the leading edge of many of the following areas during this time.

Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) devices

  • Pacemaker Devices (Bradycardia Therapy)
  • Defibrillation Devices (Tachycardia Therapy)
  • Leads and Heart Shocking Coils

Neurostimulation Devices

Vascular Therapy Devices

  • Stents, Catheters, Guidewires

Biosensors and Monitors

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices

Brachytherapy Seeds

Radiopaque Stents

Implantable Conductors

High Strength Applications

Long Fatigue Life Devices

Marker Band Alternatives


Typical Forms Available



.002" (.05mm) OD - .125" (3.2mm) OD


Up to 1.00" (25mm ) Wide

Cladding Layers*

Bi-Clad (2 Layers), Multi-Clad (3 or more layers)

Typical Cladding Thickness**

2% or more


      *Unlimited Number of Layers Available

      **Custom Thicknesses Available


How to Order

If you know the clad metal composite wire design you need, send us an RFQ with the following details.  If you are unsure of the materials you require, feel free to contact one of our sales engineers for immediate assistance.


1.) Tell us your desired clad wire materials (i.e. Ta Cored 316LVM) and/or properties (i.e. Radiopaque Stainless Steel Wire)

2.) Provide desired diameter for round wire or dimensions for ribbon wire (width x thickness)

3.) Please specify layer thicknesses, if known. (i.e. 0.0035" Stainless Steel wire with a 28% by cross-section Tantalum Core)

4.) Quantity needed in either length (feet, meters, inches, etc...) or by weight (pounds "lbs" or kilograms "kgs")

5.) Any additional details or drawings (i.e. tolerances, wire temper, surface finish, etc...)


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