Last edited 16 Jun 2018

The uses of wire forms in construction

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Introduction

Springs and wire forms are important within a wide range of industries. They are one of the most versatile parts within a range of products and can be designed and manufactured in an array of materials depending on specification.

Wire forms are wires that have been bent into a specific shape to fulfil a purpose, one commonly recognised wire form is the spring. Wire forms can be found in almost every industry, including:

What are wire forms?

Wire forms are used for a wide array of applications, most commonly headsets and computer brace devices.

Wire forms can be manipulated into certain shapes, sizes and configured to fit the need of any design. They can be made in simple beams or a cantilever design. They can be made in coils or springs using various thicknesses or small rings of differing diameters.

Manufacturers of wire forms can custom make forms to suit the requirements of a task using computer engineering. The wire used within a wire form can be made of any suitable metal, varying on the specific need, such as; stainless steel, copper, or aluminium.

Common uses of wire forms

Uses within construction

Within construction, wire forms are most commonly used for equipment. Wire forms are created and designed for power tools and hand tools that can withstand the tight tolerances this type of equipment experiences. Wire forms follow a detailed manufacturing process, requiring exacting precision.

Manufacture

Wire forms are created and manufactured through these quick steps:

  • Wire is fed through a machine to the bending head.
  • The teeth or swage are formed by passing the wire through a form.
  • A machine unit is used to cut and roll the wire to the ideal length and diameter.
  • The bending head takes over, giving the threaded hook its shape.

Torsional, compression and extension are the three main types of wire form springs.

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