Conductive Stainless Fiber - 1oz

While this may look like a bad toupee it's actually an ounce of fine conductive fiber that is only 8 microns thick. For a pure metal fiber it's incredibly soft and can be blended with other fibers and spun into thread or yarn, embedded into composite materials or even felted!

Having a stock of raw conductive fiber allows you to control the fiber mix in your thread or other materials, therefor controlling the resistance of the material. Mixing the fiber with a natural hair fiber (anything with "scales") will yield a blend that is course enough to be felted. Felted conductive fibers can be used as 'squeeze sensor' because pushing the fibers together lowers the resistance of the felt.

For those of you asking about the composition of the stainless steel used in this fiber, it's 316L. You can find a link below with more information on that particular grade of stainless.

  • Fiber Diameter - 8μm
  • Strength (kgf) - >5CN
  • Elongation Rate - 1.60%


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  • SomeGuy123 / about 12 years ago / 4

    I want to make a wig out of this.

    • Dia / about 12 years ago / 3

      I think the same thing pretty much every time I handle it :) the individual fibers are so short, though!

  • Member #560756 / about 10 years ago / 2

    There is 20 micron and 3 micron stainless steel fiber available out there. What is the thickness of this fiber?

  • HappyMutant / about 10 years ago / 2

    Has anyone tried to spin this with other fibers?

  • Gblaze / about 10 years ago / 2

    Wondering if this was woven into clothing that it would give some blocking from RF signals?!

    • PointyOintment / about 9 years ago / 1

      Maybe some. You might get more blocking from the conductive fabric in the related products.

  • Member #404302 / about 11 years ago / 2


    Does anybody know which is the length of this package? I mean, how many feet does 1oz of this fiber have? Also, what's the thickness of the fiber? 20 micron?


    • Dia / about 11 years ago / 2

      It's sort of a roving, so what you get is one ounce of individual fibers (each roughly 3"-6" long) loosely wrapped.

  • Member #108550 / about 12 years ago / 2

    Do you have a datasheet or MSDS sheet listing the metal ratios in these fibers?

    • Alright, I asked around (I asked someone to ask around) and found out that this is actually made of grade 316L stainless

  • What is the average length of each order of the fiber?

  • Member #90323 / about 12 years ago / 1

    What metals are in this fiber?

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