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Wire forms are very flexible, enabling them to be altered into an extensive number of shapes and particular configurations. When a wire is taken from a blank length or spooled coil, and bent into specific forms it is called wire forming. One example of an industry that benefits from wire forming processes is the retail and commercial business, which uses wire forming for product placement applications such as customized wire displays, shelving, hooks, baskets, springs, clips, material handling solutions, dividers, and so much more. Read More…

Wire Forming Wire forming refers to numerous processes that manipulate wire into various shapes, referred to as wire forms. Since there are so many different processes that fall under the header of wire forming, they can be utilized for a vast amount of applications.
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Leading Manufacturers

Mystic, CT  |  800-723-7015

Acme Wire Products provides close tolerance wire fabrications using steel and stainless steel. Customized applications include a wide range of wire forms for many different applications. Acme works with wire from .050 to .500 diameter.

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Acme Wire Products Company, Incorporated $$$

Spring Grove, IL  |  815-675-1350

All-Rite Spring Company specializes in quick-turn design, prototype, and manufacture of springs and wires of all shapes, sizes, and material types. Typical applications are: Automotive, Agricultural, Consumer Appliance, Industrial, Safety Critical, and other High Functional Value and/or Life Cycle.

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All-Rite Spring Company $$$

Houston, TX  |  713-849-4000

At Coiling Technologies we custom manufacture these wire forms in either wire or a bar, depending on your project’s needs. We will create high-quality prototypes so we can quickly get your approval and fulfill your project’s requirements. Our automated processes allow us to create the forms with your precise specifications, as well as the ability to repeat those results every time.

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Coiling Technologies, Inc. $$$

Garden Grove, CA  |  714-898-2666

For over 60 years, Bazz Houston International (BHI) has been recognized as a one of the best full service metals fabrication manufacturers on the West Coast. We manufacture springs, stampings, wire forms (up to 3/8”), fourslides, assembly, tooling, and metal fabrication. Our products are manufactured in Mexico and California in order to provide our customers shorter lead times, lower freight costs and no customs charges or delays. Our plants are ISO:9001 Registered for quality assurance. We serve the aerospace, automotive, defense, electronic, irrigation, lighting, and medical industries. Call us or visit our website today.

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Bazz Houston International (BHI) $$$

Lake Geneva, WI  |  262-249-7854

R&L Spring Company manufactures custom spring and wire formed components for industries such as powersports, automotive, medical devices, and general industrial. Products include compression, extension, and torsion springs, as well as rings, wire forms, fourslide components, and long coils. Wire diameters available from .001" to .750" in both shaped wires and flat stocks. Their experienced team is able to meet the most demanding parts specifications. IATF16949 and ISO9001 certified.

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R & L Spring Company $$$

Monticello, IN  |  574-583-8090

Monticello Spring is a manufacturer that specializes in springs, wire forms for springs and custom wire forms. We are QS 9000/ISO 9002 certified, and are a leader in the spring industry. Our commitment to total quality management (TQM) is the foundation for our success.

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Monticello Spring Corporation $$$
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A wire form can be coiled, angled, cut, or bent into all different ways, making them perfect for custom-made projects. Whether formed into small springs for machine pieces, to big chains which carry heavy things, wire forming is beneficial to many applications.

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The Cost of Wire Forming

Wire forming costs are dependent on the parts which go into developing the product and its use. Factors, like wire material, labor, wire volume, application of machines, and transporting expenses of formed wires, all add to the total price of wire forms.

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Different material types also differ in cost. For instance, some material will be more costly than others because they can handle higher temperatures. When determining the cost of wire forms it is important to consult an expert. They can aid in determining the best wire forms for products based on their use and environment. Experts can provide accurate estimates of the overall costs.

The Benefits of Using Wire Forms

Choosing the correct wire forms can improve efficiency, reduce expenses from damaged products, and decrease probabilities of employee injury.

Improved Efficiency

High-quality wire forming machines can provide manufacturing factories with the proper tools to finish operations efficiently and quickly, boosting productivity.

Reduced Expenses

High-quality wire forms are made to last years of frequent use without danger of breaking. Broken machines result in downtimes, which may add expense and damage to products. High- quality equipment decreases the risk of extra costs because of faulty manufacturing.

Better Employee Safety

Proper wire-forming products will help better employee safety. Cheap wire forms will break, damage nearby machines and injure employees. By buying high-quality wire forms, their structural strength can be relied on to handle released stresses.

The Biggest Challenge in Manufacturing a Wire Form?

The short answer is that it depends. Every client has distinctive needs. Due to this, any given client may require vastly distinct wire forms for their certain washing and baskets handling parts. From choosing the proper steel grade, coatings, welding techniques, and particular shaping needs for a given washing basket part, the variations for the washing basket’s design can go on and on.In some tasks, forming the bend in the wire just right may be the most challenging aspect of producing a wire form. Making the essential welds could be the hardest task to do in others.

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It may be said that acquiring the proper design for wire forms to meet the requirements of a specific operation is the most challenging facet of the process. However, with the appropriate machinery and a skilled, well-trained worker who knows how to configure them in the controls, this is a task which can be consistently overcome.

For instance, piercing steel wire is one of the more difficult operations in wire forming. The procedure involves making a small opening on a piece of steel wire to allow another object to be run through it. This can be well seen in steel wire baskets meant to be attached on a peg wall or corkboard. Some of the wires might need to be perforated to allow screws, nails, or other fastening parts to be used to join the basket onto the other surface.

Since the steel wire to be punctured is commonly very solid and small, it needs careful preparation and great force, or else the steel wires may be deformed. This wire forming challenge may be overcome by utilizing a high tonnage steel press to perforate steel wires without needing to heat it up first.

How to Choose the Appropriate Wire Forming Products

Choosing custom-made, wire-forming products enables engineers to produce wire forms which fit unique specifications. Though stock wire-form products are mass produced and hence not made to accommodate a customer’s specific needs, custom-made wire forms may feature designs which are optimized carefully to a customer’s applications, like meeting parts-finishing processes. Custom wire-formed products may be designed particularly with specialized wires, inserts, or other special features depending on the need.

Additionally, custom wire-formed products are often made to withstand the pressures of multiple kinds of parts-finishing processes and, so, provide increased durability in contrast to stock wire forms. The right wire forms may save a manufacturing business money, time, material, and labor on production processes in comparison to stock products.

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