Custom wire forming is a Marlin Steel Wire Products’ specialty. We design and engineer custom
wire products in stainless, galvanized, and plain steel. We make thousands of custom wire forms each week.
Typically, customers submit us a part (in PDF format, by fax, or even as an actual sample) and ask us to design a wire form.
Requirements like the optimal footprint of the wire form is helpful to know.
Issues that impact our design include whether the wire form will be exposed to chemicals or high temperature.
With these specifications, Marlin submits a quote. Upon receipt of a purchase order, Marlin generates precise
AutoCAD prints that detail the front view of the wire form, side view,
top view, and an isometric view (as if you were standing over the wire form near the corner). We can also depict your wire form stacked
for you to confirm that the design meets your requirements.
Upon print approval, we release travelers to our factory. For example, the Fixture Department makes precise aluminum fixtures,
TIG welded together and marked with your part #, to
hold your parts. These aluminum fixtures act as a "GO"/"NO GO" tool. Only precisely formed parts fit into the fixture. The
Bending Department robots make two or three dimensional
parts. The Welding Department mounts the aluminum fixtures on robots that weld the parts consistently (resistance or MIG,
depending on the application). For example, our robotic
MIG welder welds parts with a tolerance of +/-0.003" in the "x" plane, "y" plane, and "z" plane. The MIG welder is in
effect the ultimate quality checker of your parts.
Once the parts are welded, we pack them securely, shrink wrap, and ship them raw, or we can provide a finish. Typical
finishes include electropolish (for stainless), nickel
plating, chrome plating, epoxy coating, urethane coating, polyester coating, polyolefin coating, powder coating, plastisol PVC coating, nylon coating, and galvanizing.
If you have any questions or would like to send a print, contact us or fax
it to 410-644-7457.