Table 3: Comparison of cost, conductivity, and tensile strength of wire material (1st of July, 2010).

MaterialDiameter (mm)MaterialTensile strength (N/mm2)Electrical conductivity
(% IACS)
Unit cost (1000 won/Kg)

Ti-6Al-4V0.25C 0.08%, Al 5.5~6.5%, Ni 0.05%, O 0.13%, Ti 88~90.08%, V 3.5~4.5%, Fe 0.25%, H 0.013%20051.011720
Phosphor bronze0.25 –0.35%, Sn 4.5–9.0%21311516
SS 304 Ni0.2C 0.075%, Si 0.45%, Mn 1.25%, %, Ni 8.47%16852522.5
SS 3160.25C below 0.08%, Si below 1.0%, Mn below 2.0%, Cr 16~18%, Ni 10~14%, Mo 2.0~3%9992.524.5