Wire forms are a versatile part that can be found in a wide array of industries and applications. We’ve helped design and manufacture wire forms for industries as diverse as the aerospace and agricultural industry, but we sifted through the thousands of applications and found the five most common wire form applications!
One of the most common applications for wire forms is battery contacts. These consist of a spiral spring with a leg that can later be welding onto a base. Typically, this type of application involves nickel material either as platting or as a base material. These types of applications tend to use wire between 10,000 and 40,000s. These are quick, inexpensive applications to run.
Mousetraps and Safety Pins
Wire forms can also be found in some of the most common household items like safety pins and mouse traps. The front, wire, portion of a mouse trap is an example of a common, simple wire form. Safety pins are also wire forms.
The standard safety pin shape, however, is not only created with small wire for household use. The same basic shape is often made with larger gauge wire for industrial or agricultural applications. The larger wire form can then be fitted through two holes, just like a smaller safety pin, to link two objects together. Sometimes these larger pins are even used to connect things like tractors to another piece of equipment.
Large Wire Applications
One of the most common larger wire applications is wire handles. These handles can be made, typically, with wire sizes upwards of 200,000s and are designed to slip into a hole at either end with a shaped handle above for carrying.
Another common application is wire springs for door handles. We can produce these for either left or right door openings in both round and square wire.
Light fixture wires are also common wire forms. Designed to hold a lighting fixture in a ceiling, these wire forms are simple to make but typically require extra packaging.
Wire forms are also commonly used in electrical applications. It is very common for tin plated copper to be bent into clips that are used to hold equipment and electrical wires in place in electrical applications. This basic design can also be manufactured as an antenna that clips directly onto a chip board.
CONTACT ACME WIRE PRODUCTS
Acme Wire Products has designed, recommended and manufactured custom wire components for customers in many diverse markets. We offer the benefit of our almost 50 years’ experience in the manufacture of component parts for hardware, medical & lab equipment, cable management, sporting goods, firearms, furniture, guarding, HVAC, pharmaceutical, automotive, optical and food service and processing industries.
Acme Wire’s designers work with our customers to create a wire component that will provide the greatest functional value. The design of wire products such as levers, handles, supports, rings, guards, baskets, trays, grids, frames, shelves are limited only by one’s imagination (and the limitations of technology).
Contact Acme Wire Products to assist you in determining the wire product best suited to your requirements! Call Acme Wire Products at 1-800-723-7015 to get started.
Acme Wire Products Co., Inc. – Mystic, CT
Fax – 860-572-9456