Ace has an excellent wire forms design team, as well as engineering assistance, on your most demanding assignment. Ace’s first-rate engineering team will be delighted to join forces with you, in designing the ideal wire forms for your particular application. Our design teams have worked with numerous organizations in providing solutions to the most difficult customer wire forms assignments. As a wire form manufacturer, we custom design and manufacture high-quality wire forms in a number of different shapes and sizes, using the latest four-slide, multi-slide and CNC machinery. This is just one, of Ace’s many attributes, that has opened the door in the development of numerous joint ventures on upcoming projects. Ace has a record of constantly knowing the right questions to ask in the designing of the most meticulous wire forms. Ace inventories a variety of wire sizes and types, which permits us to produce prototype samples in a very short period of time.
Wire Forms and their capabilities
Our wire forming machines are capable of forming round wire from .030" diameter up to .312" diameter, with a maximum length of material up to 30". This precision equipment can also form select, simple flat wire up to 2 1/2" in width and 1/4" in thickness, with a maximum feed length of 15". Due to the variety of these parts, it is impossible to establish a standard design procedure. However, a blueprint or sample is usually sufficient information to enable us to submit an estimate of costs.
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Q) What type of tooling is required in Wire Forming, and how does this compare to doing the work by hand? A) Concerning this, very little or no additional tooling is required. This helps with keeping costs down. Also, this can produce custom, complex designs in a variety of metals, and is a quicker process than doing the work by hand.
Q) Wire can be formed by applying a force that changes its contour. How can this force be applied? A) This force may be applied by a number of different means. A simple, hand method using a lever and a spindle can produce a number of different forms along with simple air benders, hydraulic benders, presses and dies, fourslide machines, up to high- volume, 3D CNC programmed benders. Volumes, tolerances, chemical and mechanical characteristics, design configuration, and intended use help determine the best method of forming. The desired item will be based on what the end product is and what it must do.