CNC wire forming allows us to create precision wire parts of virtually any shape or size, whether muffler hangers or other exhaust hangers, strikers, ISO fix wires or other specialized fasteners for Automotive, Lawn and Garden, Medical Manufacturing, Agricultural, and other OEM companies.
The capabilities of our CNC wire forming process, as well as other wire services, include:
CNC Wire Forming
Diameters of .236 to .551″ (6-14mm)
4-6 axis machines
Chamfering and cold heading
.250-.500″ (6.35-12.7mm) diameter capacity
Multi-axis machine providing high volume efficiency
Electric Resistance Welding (ERW) refers to a group of welding processes, such as spot and seam welding, that produce coalescence of faying surfaces. Heat to form the weld is generated by the electrical resistance of material vs. the time and the forces used to hold the materials together during the welding.
Small pools of molten metal are formed at the point of most electrical resistance (the connecting surfaces), as a high current (100-100,000 A) is passed through the metal.
We are capable of performing the following welding processes:
Welding of Rods to Rods
Stamping to Rods
Stamping to Stamping Assembly
Stampings to Stampings
Press operations include many secondary processes including bending, coining and piercing of wire products. We use both mechanical and hydraulic presses, depending on part type.
Line die stamping allows us to make low-volume parts without using automated tools or dies. We also use this method to produce larger parts, running them in tandem line presses, using automation to move the parts from press to press.
Progressive stamping begins with a strip or coil of steel which we feed into a press, using an automated feeding system. We then employ several processes, including punching, coining and bending, to produce precisely formed metal parts.
In-Die Nut Insertion
In-Die Staking and Riveting
Cold Heading alters the shape or size of a metal by extruding and heading in certain sections along lengths of wire or rod stock, causing the material to flow between the dies. Hardness and tensile strength are increased with the degree of cold work.
Our hand feed and automatic cold heading machines have the capacity to handle materials of the following sizes:
1/4″ to 1″ diameters (6.35 – 25.4mm)
1″ to 96″ long (25.4 -2438mm)
We are capable of performing the following thread rolling processes:
Flat Die Rollers – #10 through #50
Diameters up to 1″ (25.4mm)
Double End Rollers for studs, U-Bolts
Cut Threading and Knurling available
Staking allows us to manufacture assemblies composed of varied materials, including plastic and metal, while eliminating the use of additional connecting hardware. Using this method, we create assemblies with increased efficiency, economy, bearing engagement and resistance.
Nut and Bolt Staking (some examples, flag nuts, bolt retainers)
Wireform Staking (door strikers, deck and tailgate strikers)
Rotary Table Staking (this is a description of Machinery)
With riveting, we rapidly and permanently join two metal parts, using a rivet. This allows for assemblies of hardened heat treated or different alloy metals to produce finished components of varying dimensions and materials. A straight metal piece, with a previously formed head, is inserted tail-first through precisely punched holes in both parts. The tail end is then pounded or otherwise altered to form a second head, which allows the rivet to expand, completely filling the space and fastening the assembly at both ends.