Shaping: Wire Forming
Wire forming is the process of creating a product out of gauged wire by bending and shaping it into the desired form. Wires of different shapes and sizes made from different metals, such as steel, aluminum, brass, and many special alloys can be used.
This method involves processes such as cutting, bending, punching, straightening, stretching, drawing, and swaggering. Two different types of wire forming are CNC (computerized numerical control) wire forming, and Four-slide wire forming. Both of these processes are cost effective and offer accuracy, speed, consistency, and minimal waste.
CNC wire forming: Machinery is instructed by a computer which has been programmed with the steps necessary to create the desired product.
Four-slide wire forming: A four-slide press allows multiple operations to be completed in one sequence. This method is very effective for creating high volumes of parts with complex shapes.