Bimetallic conductors from Fushi Copperweld are specifically engineered for value and performance, designed from the start to combine the beneficial characteristics of two different metals. In 1915, engineers in Rankin, Pennsylvania ingeniously bonded a skin of high-conductivity copper to a strong, durable steel core to create Copperweld®, the original copper-clad steel (CCS) wire. This metallurgical marriage immediately yielded great benefits: the superior strength of steel was now capable of conductivity that approached that of copper. Industry worldwide was quick to see the advantages, and our company set out on its mission to lead the world in advancing bimetallic technology. Today, Copperweld® CCS is doing just that. Eventually, other metals went through the same process, and by the time the cable television and telecommunications revolution began in the 1980s, Fushi Copperweld’s copper-clad aluminum (CCA) wire quickly became the worldwide standard for coaxial CATV cable. Aluminum is very flexible and light in weight, and when clad in copper, provides excellent conductivity at a significant savings over copper alone. The advantages of bimetallics: Weight Savings — Bimetallics can offer longer spans of wire for the same weight Lower Cost — Bimetallics are generally much less expensive than copper Theft Resistance — Bimetallics have no scrap value to a thief Fatigue Resistance — Bimetallics are stronger than solid copper Corrosion Resistance — Bimetallics are ideal for long life in adverse conditions Over the course of nearly a century, our product line has expanded, and technology has changed the applications in which you’ll find Fushi Copperweld wire and stranded cable— but one thing has remained constant: our clients have come to rely on our bimetallic conductors to provide superior quality and lasting value as components in their projects.