Wire Forms

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From parts washing baskets, to special fittings and wire hooks, Marlin Steel is able to create an exceptional variety of custom wire forms from stainless steel and other materials.

Using onsite equipment such as a straight side press, Marlin Steel can flatten, swage, pierce, and coin steel wire at will to fit your wire forming needs.

Aluminizing: A Great Coating for Metals Used in Heat Treat Processes

Marlin Steel on August 31, 2017
Heat treatment processes place severe strain on the equipment used in them. In particular, the baskets used in heat treatment take ...

How to Use Powder Coated Wire Mesh for Your Custom Steel Wire Baskets

Marlin Steel on July 27, 2017
In many manufacturing applications, it is necessary to apply a ...

When Should Grade 1008 Low-Carbon Steel Be Used for Wire Baskets?

Marlin Steel on July 25, 2017
In many of the manufacturing applications that Marlin designs custom baskets for, stainless steel is the best material for the job. However, there ...

When to Use 1010 Grade Low Carbon Plain Steel for Custom Wire Baskets

Marlin Steel on July 20, 2017
For many of the custom wire baskets that Marlin designs for manufacturing customers, a specialized corrosion-resistant stainless steel alloy is the default. Stainless steels such as ...

The Fundamentals of Nitric Acid Passivation, Pickling and Electropolishing

Marlin Steel on January 26, 2017
Passivation is an important process for helping to maximize the corrosion resistance of stainless steel alloys. There are many different variations on the process of passivation, but the basic goal is the same—to remove ...

What is the Optimal Wire Mesh Size for Ultrasonic Cleaning Baskets?

Marlin Steel on January 3, 2017
In ultrasonic cleaning applications, choosing the optimal size of wire mesh for the cleaning basket is a must: ...

Unexpected Setbacks of Buying Parts Washing Wire Baskets Overseas

Marlin Steel on December 21, 2016
The topic of major drawbacks to buying manufactured goods from overseas isn’t a new one for the Marlin blog. In previous posts, ...

How Thermal Expansion of Metals Impacts Material Handling Baskets

Marlin Steel on November 30, 2016
When most people think of metal, they think of a rigid, inflexible material that doesn’t change without great force being applied. What many people forget is that ...