Wire forming is a term that incorporates many shapes, textures and dimensions. The forms are engineered in two or three dimensions and commonly generated from metal wire and sometimes from tube. Typically, the raw stock for wire forms is fed off of a coil that can weigh as much 5,000 pounds (2,300 kg) or as little as five pounds (2.3 kg). In some cases, the raw material commences production in blank forms that are fed from a hopper.
A wire form may be defined as any length of wire that has had some force applied to it that changes the shape of the wire. Wire can be round, flat, hexagonal, square, oval, triangular, elliptical or D-shaped, just to name a few. Wire can be made of low-carbon steel, medium- carbon and high-carbon steel. It can also be made of stainless, aluminum, copper, brass and an assortment of other alloyed materials.
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Custom wire forming is a specialty of Marlin Steel Wire Products. We design and engineer thousands of custom wire products in stainless, galvanized, and plain steel each week.
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