As a wire forming manufacturer, Acme Wire is frequently asked a variety of wire forming questions by its customers. We have provided you with a brief guide to the most common questions about wire forming to help you learn more about the process.

What Is Wire Forming Process?

Wire forming is the process of taking wire, either from a spooled coil or blank length, and bending it into specific forms. Wire forms are extremely flexible, allowing them to be modified into a wide variety of shapes and specific configurations.

Wire forms can be angled, coiled, cut, or bent in all different directions, making them ideal for customized projects. Whether formed into tiny springs for machinery parts to large chains to carry heavy objects, wire forming is useful for multiple applications.

What’s the Biggest Challenge in Making a Wire Form?

The short answer to this question is: well it depends.

Every client we encounter has unique needs. This means that any given customer may need vastly different wire forms for their particular washing and parts handling baskets. From selecting the appropriate grade of steel, welding techniques, coatings, and specific shaping requirements for a given parts washing basket, the permutations for a washing basket’s design can be endless.

In some cases the most difficult aspect can be getting the bend in the metal just right, while making the necessary welds could be the hardest thing to do in others.

It could be said that getting the right design for a wire form to meet the needs of a specific process is the most challenging aspect of the process.

What Are the Benefits of Using Wire Forming Products?

Choosing the right wire forming products can increase efficiency, decrease costs from damaged equipment, and reduce chances of employee injury.

Increase Efficiency

High-quality wire forming products can provide manufacturing facilities with the right tools to complete operations quickly and efficiently, bolstering productivity.

Decreased Costs

High-quality wire forms are manufactured to last years of repeated use without risk of breaking. Broken products result in downtime, which can increase costs and damage goods. Not only would you have to wait for a replacement, but your manufacturing downtime could extend for days – impacting your productivity. High-quality products reduce the risk of increased costs due to faulty manufacturing.

Improve Employee Safety

The right wire forming products can help improve employee safety. Cheaper products can break, damage surrounding equipment and injuring employees. By purchasing high-quality wire forming products, you can rely on their structural integrity to withstand released stresses.


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