Typically thinner than filled wire and thicker than plated types, Gold Clad Wire uses 10K to 24K gold over copper and copper alloy, nickel-based alloys, or other cores such as titanium or niobium in thicknesses of 25 µinches up to the entire cross section. The wire is metallurgically bonded to make it more ductile and formable than plated wire. Available sizes range from 0.005" to 0.125" O.D. Fabricated by hot and cold drawing, the wire is supplied in quantities from 10 Troy oz. to several hundred pounds.