Strip, Coil, Foil & Wire, ASTM F-15
Alloy 29-17 (Kovar®) has been used for making hermetic seals with the harder Pyrex glasses and ceramic materials. This alloy has found wide use in application where high reliability is a necessity. In power tubes, microwave tubes, transistors, diodes, inter-grated circuits and has been used for the flat pack and the dual-in-line package.
Alloy 29-17 (Kovar®) is a vacuum melted, iron-nickel-cobalt, low expansion alloy whose chemical composition is controlled within narrow limits to assure precise uniform thermal expansion properties. Extensive quality controls are employed in the manufacture of this alloy to ensure uniform physical and mechanical properties for ease in deep drawing, coining, stamping and machining.