When it comes to wire forming, there are many different processes that are available in order to fashion a wire into the desired shape. This is referred to as wire forming, and because there are so many different ways of doing it, a wide range of applications are considered in wire manufacturing. Such areas of need include industrial manufacturing, interior mechanical assemblies and the automotive, aerospace and medical fields. Familiar tools such as storage systems, hardware, springs, clips, pins, rings and hooks, as well as the more complex, such as guy-wires, wire-stents, occlusion devises are all made from wire forming.
The materials used in wire forming consist mostly of varied metals, including both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, such as the popular alloys aluminum, copper, brass, steel and stainless steel. Plastic is also used in wire forming, but is not nearly as common. In any case, once formed, accessory options like nickel plating, painting, plastic and powder coating, anodizing and heat treating are also available.