Flat and round braids with extruded insulations for use as ground straps and flat power leads. Typical insulation materials include PVC, TPE, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyurethane, ETFE, FEP, PFA, and Silicone Rubber.
Single Thickness Braids
Non-tubular braids that are half the thickness of standard flat braids including AA59569 used in applications requiring a flat braid of minimum thickness.
Flat Wire Braids
Used for custom low-loss coaxes, miniature coaxes, and braid-reinforced tubing products, flat wire braids are typically manufactured with plated or unplated copper and various stainless steels.
Braid Reinforced Tubing
By utilizing NEWTC’s core strengths of thin walled extrusions and fine wire braiding, our subsidiary, New England Tubing, can provide custom single or multi-lumen braid reinforced tubing products that are cut to length and designed for your specific application, whether that be for medical or non-medical use. Aramid or stainless steel linear members may be incorporated to provide additional axial strength.
Endoscope and Catheter Braids
High quality stainless steel braids of various materials and tempers for use as reinforcement in endoscope body or bending section. Catheter braids are used for reinforcement by our customers that are using catheter reflow technology to manufacture catheter tubing. Variable pick braiding can also be supplied.
Commonly applied over Litz wire and formed cables constructions to provide protection from abrasion, textile braids can be manufactured from various textiles such as nylon, polyester, cotton, and aramid.
Plastic monofilament braids are used to produce low-capacitance, high-end audio cables and for mechanical protection of multi-conductor cables in lieu of an extruded jacket. Monofilament braids are also used to reinforce medical tubing products used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) applications.
Type 7 Litz Wire
These litz wire constructions feature individually insulated wires braided together and formed into a rectangular profile. These constructions can be provided with an outer insulation of textile yarn, tape, and single or multiple-layers of extruded compounds. Learn more about Type 7 Litz constructions here.
New England Wire will accept customer-supplied core for over-braiding with copper, stainless steel, copper alloys, monofilament, various textiles or other metals.
These are a few of our most common braid configurations; however we are always open to discussing your specific requirements and developing a truly custom product for your application.