Keats Manufacturing has the experience and equipment to meet virtually any wire form design and manufacturing need. Our team of experts provides top-tier wire forming services using our broad portfolio of capabilities, including drawing, bending, stretching, flattening, straightening, and cutting. Regardless of your specific requirements, we have the resources to meet and exceed your expectations.
What is Wire Forming?
Wire forming is a general term for a series of processes that apply force to wire materials in an attempt to change their contour. Specific wire forming techniques may include piercing, bending, shearing, chamfering, swaging, and others depending on size, shape, and configuration requirements. There are many uses for wire forming across verticals such as food production, automotive production, shipping and handling, medical equipment, and many others.
Wire forming accommodates wires made from a variety of metals, including:
- Stainless steel
- Certain alloyed metals
Wire forming begins with coiled wire, which undergoes straightening prior to the rest of the process. Different types of machinery may be employed for wire forming based on the specific process and provider, ranging from manual equipment to more automated computer numerical control (CNC) machines. Wire forms are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes, depending on what’s required for a particular tool and its intended purpose. For example, springs, clips, and hooks are among the most commonly recognized wire forms.
Some of the many benefits and uses of wire forming include:
· Electrical appliances. Electricians rely on wire forms for tin-plated copper clips used to secure electrical wiring and certain types of electrical equipment.
· Hooks. Many parts and components use wire-formed hooks as a connecting device.
· Light fittings. Wire forming creates wires that hold lighting fixtures in place within a ceiling.
· Custom wire springs. Wire forming lends itself well to customization, enabling providers to produce custom wire springs for a variety of unique applications.
· Additional applications. Some other potential applications for wire forming include safety equipment, telecom equipment, and textile machines.
Keats Wire Form Capabilities
Keats Manufacturing offers a comprehensive portfolio of reliable wire forming services. We have the ability to provide wire forming services using materials such as:
- Carbon steel
- Stainless steel
We can produce a wide variety of wire form products, from links, springs, and wire fasteners to hooks, terminals, and rings. We can also create forms of nearly any size specification, including ultra-fine forms of up to 0.18 inches and finished wire products within tolerances of 0.0005 inches. For assemblies consisting of multiple wire forms, we can weld multiple small forms together.
To optimize both quality and repeatability, we produce custom wire form designs through the use of state-of-the-art multi-side, four-size, and CNC equipment. We build all our own tooling in-house to shorten lead times and reduce project costs.
We offer a variety of additional services as well, such as:
Why Choose Us?
With many years of experience behind us, Keats Manufacturing can provide you with exceptional customer service, the highest quality standards, and fast turnaround on your wire forming project. We maintain compliance with ISO-9001, ISO-14001, and TS-16949 industry standards and gather data throughout every stage of the manufacturing process to ensure consistent quality for each form before delivery.
Our capabilities enable us to produce wire forms of all shapes and sizes, regardless of complexity, with top-tier customer support from prototyping through production. If you need mass-produced wire forms, we can handle volumes up to 50 million parts.
If you would like to see how our wire forming capabilities can benefit your project, please contact us today.