Rautomead Chairman, Sir Michael Nairn, will be presenting a technical paper at the Global Continuous Casting Forum which runs concurrently with the Interwire exhibition. Sir Michael’s paper will be presented on Tuesday 28th April at 11:30 a.m.
Rautomead Technology for Production of Oxygen-Free Copper Wire Rod and Graphite Furnace Technology for Production of Dilute Copper Conductor Alloys
Oxygen-free copper wire rod has special properties of lower impurities, greater ductility, lower noise, lower occluded oxides and lower surface oxides than conventional electrolytic tough pitch copper, making oxygen-free a preferred material choice in specialised applications.
As so often, technology developed for one purpose leads to spin off developments in other directions. In the Rautomead case, graphite furnace technology introduced for oxygen-free copper rod production in the mid-nineties has now been adapted to production of a series of dilute copper conductor alloys where tight control of volatile alloying elements is of critical importance in achieving a consistent balance between electrical conductivity and physical strength in the finished product.
The Rautomead oxygen-free process is described together with its adaptations and the challenges of manufacturing consistent quality dilute copper conductor alloys.
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4 February 2015