An apparatus and method is disclosed for drawing continuous metallic wire having a first diameter to a metallic fiber having a reduced second diameter. A feed mechanism moves the wire at a first linear velocity. A laser beam heats a region of the wire to an elevated temperature. A draw mechanism draws the heated wire at a second and greater linear velocity for providing a drawn metallic fiber having the reduced second diameter.
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College of Optics and Photonics
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Kar, Aravinda; Li, Yonggang; McNeice, Raymond; and Quick, Nathaniel, "Apparatus and Method for Drawing Continuous Fiber" (2004). UCF Patents. 27.