Over the last few years there have been many developments in wire forming that have made a lasting impact. The latest innovations in wire forming manufacturing have been in software, forming head configurations, ease of use and speed with which automated manufacturing machines can shape steel wire.

The improvements in the software and the configuration of the machines can now allow manufacturers to make much more than the basic square and circle shapes of yesteryear. Thanks to the increased sophistication of the wire shaping machines of today and the software that is used to run them, much more exotic wire shapes are now possible to meet the needs of every industry, from automobile manufacturing and design to health care applications.

Here are some of the most common wire form products:

 Mousetraps

You may not have known, but wire forms can be found in some of the most common household items like mouse traps. Now this might now seem like a product that is new and exciting, but the simple front portion of a mouse trap is a great example of a common wire form design. A similar design is used for safety pins but when used on a larger scale the basic shape is transformed into a large industrial or agricultural machining. Oftentimes, the larger wire forms are used to connect or link things like tractors to another piece of equipment.

Wire Handles and Large Wire Applications

One of the most common larger wire applications is wire handles. Handles can be manufactured 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.

Battery Contacts Manufacturing

One of the most common applications for wire forms is battery contacts because they are a quick, inexpensive part to run. Battery contacts are designed to have a spiral spring with a leg that can later be welding onto a base. Some battery contacts are designed as wire form springs, although some are designed as stampings made from sheet or strip materials. Typically, this type of application requires a nickel material either as plating or as a base material.

Wire Forms to Secure Light Fixtures

The lighting industry is one of the common industries that use CNC wire forming because it is durable and can meet tight tolerances. Light fixture wires are common, simple wire forms that are designed to safely hold a lighting fixture in a ceiling.

Technological advancements allow for more custom wire forming designs to be manufactured in less time. These advancements in wire form machines allow for even more precise manufacturing at greater speeds – drastically increasing efficiency. As wire forming technology continues to evolve, the more the wire forming process will be fine-tuned for productivity and efficacy.