A Quick Guide to Wire Forms

The Most Common Wire Form Applications

Although wire forms can be found in a wide range of industries and applications, some of the most common wire form applications include:
  • Battery contacts
  • Security devices
  • Traps and safety pins
  • Large wire applications
  • Light fixtures
  • Electrical applications
These applications make up the vast majority of wire form applications. Within these categories of wire forms, the specific forms can vary greatly, depending on specific application specifications and requirements.

Basic Steps for Creating a Wire Form

Because wire forms are so versatile the shape of a wire form can vary greatly. It is unsurprising then that the first step in creating a wire form is to come to an agreement about specifications. Because most wire forms are designed for a specific application, this step of the design is crucial to the success of the form. The next step in the process is to determine the material the form will be created out of. From stainless steel to bronze, wire forms can be created using a wide range of materials. Determining the tooling that will be used to create the form is the next step in the process. The basic process for any wire form, no matter how complex, begins with placing the correct tooling into the machine and allowing the machine to complete the bends necessary for the particular piece. The last step in the process is the actual bending itself. The material that was chosen earlier is bent around the tooling and, at last, we have a completed wire form.

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