Silver Plated Copper Clad Materials for Microwave Cables

Ulbrich is committed to delivering high precision products for RF and Microwave cable manufacturers. Silver plated and copper cladded materials preserve electrical properties while delivering weight savings and increased tensile strength for your critical applications. Our commitment to quality means that Ulbrich is the best choice to deliver the quality & precision Silver Plated Copper Clad Materials for Center Conductor and Braid applications your company expects.

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Save Weight & Preserve Electrical Properties

Spcca Rolled Edge Plating

Ulbrich Lite Weight CCA and SPCCA is a lighter alternative to pure copper with an approximate weight savings of 70% to copper while retaining desirable electrical properties. This material is ideal for RF Cables and Microwave Cable Center Conductors for aerospace, military, satellite and other weight conscious applications.

Copper Clad Aluminum Vs. Pure Copper Wire

Copper Clad Aluminum Vs. Pure Copper Wire

To demonstrate the weight saving potential, this graph shows the difference in weight between a pure copper round wire and that same length and size wire made of copper clad aluminum. Based on your needs, RF and Microwave Cables can be manufactured into both round and flat sizes comparable to other copper products.

Download our SPCCA & SPCCS Datasheet
We Offer Silver Plated Copper Clad Steel For Added Tensile Strength

We Offer Silver Plated Copper Clad Steel For Added Tensile Strength

Silver Plated Copper Clad Steel that Ulbrich is able to roll to precision gauge tolerances has the added benefit of bi-metal construction to meet the demands of high strength applications. SPCCS (C1022) has more than double (>100%) the tensile strength of pure copper while retaining desirable electrical properties. Our Bi-Metal Silver Plated Wire Materials can be manufactured into both round and flat sizes comparable to other copper products.

Available Sizes

Diameter: 0.004” to 0.060”

Thickness: 0.001” to 0.010”

Width: 0.010” to 0.030”

10:1 Width to Thickness Ratio

Stronger Materials for your demanding Microwave Cable Applications

Stronger Materials for your demanding Microwave Cable Applications

This material is ideal for Microwave Cable applications where a stronger material is needed without the increase costs of some of the other “high-strength” copper alloys. Take a look at the graph in our capabilities datasheet showing the difference in tensile strength between pure copper, copper clad steel and high strength copper alloy round wires. Our SPCCM capabilities echoes our commitment to being the leading edge in conductor engineering; Ulbrich is your development partner who can customize our support to your specific needs.

High-Flex and High Strength RoHS Alloys for Microwave Cable Center Conductors

High-Flex and High Strength RoHS Alloys for Microwave Cable Center Conductors

Ulbrich is committed to delivering high precision products, now with alternate copper alloys that can provide improved flex life and material strength. These materials are well suited for flat or round braid applications where a high-flex life is needed.

Flex Life and Strength: The addition of alloying agents can help improve the overall strength and flex life when compared to the base copper (C102) materials with a minimal loss of conductivity.

Download the High-Flex & High Strength Capability Sheet

Comparison data of measured alloy flex life and tensile strength

PropertyBase Copper Annealed TemperBase Copper Hard TemperUlbrich High-Flex AlloyUlbrich High Strength Alloy
Flex Life (# of bends)
35
45
56
73
Tensile Strength (psi)
37,500
63,000
51,000
92,400
Yield Strength (psi)
18,000
60,000
42,000
90,700
Elongation (%)
30
2
10
2
Conductivity (IACS%)
100
97
98
76