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posted by Frank Wilson on Thursday, 08 February 2024 in Metal Fabrication

Exploring Wire Forming Materials

At AWC Industries, we specialize in wire forming, offering expert bending services for a variety of materials including both ferrous and non-ferrous options such as steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, and brass.

Our Wire Forming Services

Equipped with top-of-the-line CNC Forming equipment, we excel in handling both large-scale production runs and smaller orders with precision and efficiency. From push handles and countertop display racks to decorative wire forms, grids, and wire grills, we cater to a diverse range of needs. At AWC Industries, our mission is to deliver fast, high-quality service to help you meet your production demands and swiftly deliver your products to your customers.

Selecting the Right Material for Your Project

Choosing the appropriate material for your wire forming project is crucial for its success. Often, customers may opt for steel without realizing that stainless steel might be a better fit. Understanding the distinctions and characteristics of different materials is essential.

Steel, being carbon-based, is susceptible to rust, forming an active iron oxide film when exposed to air and moisture, thereby accelerating corrosion. Carbon steel, a metal alloy of carbon and iron, typically contains less than 2 percent carbon and lacks additional metal elements. Widely used in various sectors due to its ferromagnetic properties, carbon steel’s surface hardness can be enhanced through processes like carburizing.

In contrast, stainless steel, also a metal alloy comprising iron and chromium, contains a minimum of 10 percent chromium. Additional elements such as titanium and nickel may be incorporated to augment specific qualities. Unlike steel, stainless steel does not rust or corrode; instead, it forms a passive film of chromium oxide, preventing further corrosion and ensuring a prolonged lifespan.

Applications and Considerations

Stainless steel wire fabrications find diverse applications, from kitchen and bathroom accessories to aerospace components, medical devices, chair frames, and more. At AWC Industries, we prioritize understanding your unique requirements and ensuring that your project objectives are met. With our technical expertise and commitment to excellence, you can trust us to deliver superior results within the shortest turnaround time.

Contact Us for Expert Advice

For personalized guidance on selecting the ideal material for your custom wire forming application, reach out to the specialists at AWC Industries. We’re here to provide insights and support to help you achieve optimal outcomes for your technical projects.

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