Textured powder wires
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A method for fabricating a wire from textured powder includes compressing a powder comprising a plurality of particles into a ribbon. The method further includes encasing the ribbon between two foil sheets to create a sheet of encased ribbon. The method additionally includes rolling the encased ribbon into a substantially cylindrical undrawn wire. The method further includes drawing the undrawn wire to create a substantially cylindrical wire having a diameter less than a diameter of the substantially cylindrical undrawn wire.
Mcintyre, Peter M.; Damborsky, Kyle C.; Pogue, Nathaniel J. (2013). Textured powder wires. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from