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Wire Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of wire manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source wire manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate wire forming companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture wire forms for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading wire manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for wire racks, wire baskets, or wire form parts of every type.

  • Mystic, CT 800-723-7015

    Acme Wire Products is a top precision wire fabricator in the US. The Acme Wire team engineers products to your exact specifications, from the concept stage all the way through applying finishing to the final product. Whatever your custom wire need is, contact us today to make it a reality.

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  • Tualatin, OR 503-625-4555

    In our 38+ years of doing business, we have created many loyal, lasting relationships with our customers. We specialize in simple to complex metal parts for any and all industries. We refer to our business as metal origami, forming thin gauge metal to make very unique, custom parts. Our high standards and certifications make us a preferred supplier in the metal stamping industry for high and low volume requirements. Contact us today for more information!

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  • 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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  • Bristol, CT 860-584-0594

    Plymouth Spring Company, founded in 1959, has continued to expand and grow through new technologies and attention to details to serve an ever larger customer base. Plymouth Spring completed the acquisition of the assets of the Bristol Spring Manufacturing Company and has integrated much of Bristol Spring’s highly skilled workforce, equipment and manufacturing capabilities of compression springs, torsion springs & extension springs into our existing facility.

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  • Chicago, IL 800-860-6031

    Established in 1964 and now in our third generation of ownership, Gilbert Spring Corporation has remained dedicated to not only providing the utmost quality in our products but also offering excellent customer service and on-time delivery with short lead times. Our Secondary department can produce complex Springs and Wire/Strip Forms not suited for machine operations, and our on-site tooling department gives us the ability to quickly adapt to customer’s needs.

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  • Muskegon, MI 231-830-9393

    West Michigan Tube & Wire Forming was established in 1999. Our specialty is custom manufacturing in the metal tube bending and wire forming areas. Related services include: stamping, assembly, paint, and assisting with design and manufacturing suggestions. Both 2D and 3D CNC Wire forming and bending is a core service with the ability to handle wire widths from .062” - .312.” Typical projects include furniture, cart, and industrial prototypes.

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  • Bristol, CT 860-583-1326

    At Tollman Spring, computer-controlled, multi-axis wire form machines are used to make intricately shaped wire products ranging from .004” to .156” wire diameters. Critical dimensions are measured using probes and laser technology to maintain the angular positioning required to get the job done and done right. At Tollman, most wire form parts can be made without the need to purchase expensive tooling.

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Wire Manufacturers

Wires are single strands or rods of flexible, cylindrical metal produced through a metalworking process called drawing. During drawing, metal stock is pulled, or drawn, through a series of ever-shrinking dies, until it becomes flexible metal wire. Wire manufacturers serve virtually every industry in existence by taking wires and transforming them into wire forms of all shapes, sizes and configurations. Among others, their customers include those in aerospace, appliance, automotive manufacturing, construction, electronics, hardware, healthcare and sports and recreation.

Before wires can be used to create wire forms, the wires themselves must be produced. Wire manufacturers do so via a process called drawing. This process entails feeding raw metal stock into a series of gradually shrinking dies or draw plates, designed to turn the stock into a flexible wire. Typically, the dies used during drawing are made from diamond, manufactured diamond, tungsten carbide or tool steel. Of these materials, manufactured diamond and tungsten steel are the most commonly selected for die-making. The drawing process is rather similar to the extrusion process, but the two processes are distinct from one another mostly because, while extrusion involves pushing material through the die, drawing relies on pulling it through the die. Most of the time, metal drawing is performed at room temperature, thus classifying it as a cold-working process. However, if wire manufacturers are attempting to reduce forces when drawing large wires, they will perform the process at higher temperatures. If this is the case, they will use cast steel dies and the process is reclassified as hot-working.

When being formed to conduct electricity or facilitate telecommunications, wire may be made into one of three configurations: solid wire, stranded wire or braided wire. Solid wire, also known as single-strand wire or solid-core wire, consists of a single piece of metal wire. It is the least expensive type of electrical/telecommunications wire to make. It is not very flexible, but it does provide mechanical ruggedness. Stranded wire, on the other hand, is made up of several small wires wrapped or bound together to form a larger, more flexible conductor. Stranded wire also exhibits higher resistance to metal fatigue. Last but not least, braided wire is also composed of several wires, but this time, as their name suggests, the strands are braided together rather than bundled together. Braided wire is sound resistant, exceptionally strong and will not break when flexed. Typically, wire manufacturers make wires with circular cross-sections. However, if they so choose, wire manufacturers can also make wires with cross-sections that are square, flattened rectangular, hexagonal or any number of other shapes. This choice can be made for functional or aesthetic reasons. Edge-wound coil springs, for instance, are created from special flattened wire. These can be used in Slinkys. In addition, special wire cross-sections make highly efficient voice coils for loudspeakers.

Some examples of wire formed parts and products include: coils, wire baskets, wire netting, wire rope, wire cloth, hairpins and bobby pins, needles, fish hooks, fencing and window screens. To make diverse products such as these, wire manufacturers manipulate a variety of materials, such as: platinum, silver, gold, steel, stainless steel, brass, bronze, aluminum, iron, copper and, upon occasion, tungsten. To do so, they use a number of processes, including bending, stamping, cutting and heat treating. Bending and stamping alike shape wire into the form a manufacturer intends, using bending machines and presses. Sometimes, wire forms are created via deep drawing, a process that produces forms with deeper depths than other wire forming methods. In addition, wires may be covered in insulating and jacketing materials. Wire manufacturers make this choice when they are manufacturing electrical wires.

Once wires have been formed to a manufacturer’s satisfaction, they often undergo a variety of secondary processes in order to enhance or change their features. Examples of these processes include nickel plating, powder coating, plastic coating, insulating and varnishing. Nickel plating, or, more specifically, electroless nickel plating, is a process by which a layer of nickel-phosphorous alloy or nickel-boron alloy is transferred onto a metal or plastic object. This finishing method is commonly used on products such as printed circuit boards, kitchen utensils, household appliances, doorknobs, office equipment and bathroom fixtures. Likewise, powder coating and plastic coating are processes in which a powder or a plastic are deposited onto a product’s surface to improve its appearance or performance. When matched with a skilled and experienced wire manufacturer, a customer’s options are nearly endless. Find out more by reaching out to one or more wire manufacturer with your questions, concerns and specifications.

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