Base Materials

Base Materials

Selection of the correct base metal is vital in determining shielding effectiveness, ease of production and cost. The table below shows examples of high and low-frequency application areas and the most appropriate materials.

Applications Preferred Materials
High Frequency
  • Microcontrollers
  • A-D converters
  • Microwave amplifiers
  • Switch-mode power supplies
  • CMOS logic and other fast switching devices.
Non-ferrous materials such as:
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Berylium
  • Phosphor Bronze
Low Frequency (<1KHz)
  • Conventional wire wound transformers
  • Electromagnetic coils
  • Circuit breakers
  • Relays
  • Audio spectrum components
Ferrous materials such as:
  • Steel
  • Mu-metal
  • Radio-Metal
  • Molebdenum

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