Micron-Diameter Metal Fiber Products

MicroLobal Metal Fiber

MicroLobal™ Metal Fibers

IntraMicron manufactures MicroLobal™ metal fibers using a bundle-drawing process at our facility in Auburn, AL.  All fibers are custom manufactured to your specifications in diameters ranging from 1 to 30 microns and chopped to lengths ranging from 0.2 mm (200 microns) to 70 mm (consult plant for continuous tow and lengths shorter than 0.2 mm).  IntraMicron is a leading supplier of electrically and thermally conductive nickel fiber.

MicroLobal™ Fibers are fabricated with a special process that results in an irregular cross section and multiple lobed sides to increase overall surface area. Depending on the application, the increase in surface area ranges from 30% to 400% compared to round or hexagonal fiber. This means that MicroLobal™ Fibers can offer smaller pore size for better filtration, wet-lay ups with thinner cross-sections for manufacturing, and better electro-magnetic shielding.

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Available in a variety of alloys and formats

Fabricated from the finest commercial and research alloys, MicroLobal™ Fibers are available in a variety of formats including clean and dry chopped fiber; continuous tow, thread, and yarn; wet-laid rolls and sheets; and dry-laid rolls and sheets. Alloys like copper which are subject to oxidation in air may also be shipped in liquid to prevent oxidation.

Fiber Formats:
Chopped, Continuous, Dry-Packed, Wet-Packed, and tow with or without sizing (a binding agent)
Materials:
Non-Ferrous - Nickel, Nichrome, Copper, Brass, and Titanium Stainless Steels - 304, 310S, 347, and 316L
Specialty Steels - Haynes 556, Hastelloy X, and Hastelloy C22
Contact us for other corrosion resistant alloys
Processed:
Wet-laid Mat, Dry-laid Mat, Sintered Mat, Woven/Knitted, Hydrogen Entangled Mat, Needlefelted Mat, Plastic Fillers, Thread Core, Blended Yarn

Certified, Sampled, and Archived to Assure Quality

MicroLobal™ Fibers are manufactured to the most exacting specifications and tolerances by an experienced team of engineers & technicians.  Third-party chemical analysis, transverse-dimension fiber diameter analysis, and other specialized testing is available.  Product samples are archived with process data using a step-by-step tracking database to assure product traceability back to raw materials (alloy melts).