Wire Forms

Wire Forms – Custom Wire Forms, Circular Wireforms
by Forward Metal Craft Since 1978

Any shape can be custom manufactured, no matter how unusual, the wire form . From a simple single coil ring to multi-plane wire forms to complex, circular wire forms, our CNC equipment and fourslide department is able to manufacture the part to your exact needs.

  • Manufacturing wire forms from .010″ to .375″ diameter
  • ISO 9001: 2008 certified – A never ending commitment to continuous improvement
  • .001″ thick to .125” strip material thickness, up to 2 1/2″ wide
  • Prototype to production volumes
  • State-of-the-art wire forming machinery
  • Complete list of materials used
  • Wire form tooling capabilities from our in-house tool & die shop. We can be in production without the delays involved in outside maintenance.
  • On-time delivery
  • Fourslide stamping with presses ranging from 1/2 ton to 75 tons

Some examples, found above of our wireforms include components for child restraint seats, transmission torsion spring, carburetor bail, seat cushion parts, hinge pin, and parts for a double-hung window.

  • Wire forms for seating applications
  • Wire forms for automotive transmissions
  • Wire forms for shock absorbers in racing applications

Feel free to tour this site to gain a general overview of our stamping capabilities and contact us with any questions.

Thank You for considering Forward Metal Craft for your stamping or wire form project.

The Creation of Custom Wire Forms

At Forward Metal Craft, customers can choose from standard but also custom wire forms, as well as other products. Obviously, there are benefits associated with a custom product. For some industries, customization is imperative whereas for others, it is more a luxury. Regardless of the situation, this company goes above and beyond to provide every customer with an outstanding product and experience.

Industries that Use Custom Wire Forms

There are many industries that depend on custom wire forms with a few examples provided below:

  • Aerospace
  • Military
  • Computer
  • Gas and Oil
  • Firearms
  • Sporting Goods
  • Medical
  • Telecommunications

At Forward Metal Craft, custom wire forms are produced in a variety of sizes and materials. Because of this, the forms can be used in the manufacturing of different applications such as constant force springs, power springs, and flat coil springs. Power springs, also referred to as recoil or motor springs, are used to store and release rotational energy in the way of torque.

Another example of custom wire forms is with flat spiral springs, which are also called spiral torsion, brush springs, and clock springs. These springs are characterized by the exact requirement of the coil contact minimized during operation. In both instances, springs are made to very specific customer specifications.

Another example of custom wire forms is with flat spiral springs, which are also called spiral torsion, brush springs, and clock springs. These springs are characterized by the exact requirement of the coil contact minimized during operation. In both instances, springs are made to very specific customer specifications.

Wire Forming Configurations

Typically, wire forms are parts made from round wire that is formed to have specific lengths and/or angles. While most springs have a spiral or helix shape comprised of a group of coils, custom wire forms do not. Instead, companies like Forward Metal Craft create custom solutions from wire as thin as .010-inch to .375-inch. Different materials are also used for custom wire forms to include aluminum, brass, beryllium copper, high and low carbon steel, stainless steel, and phosophorus bronze, among others. As part of the manufacturing process, the company uses state-of-the-art machinery for wire forming, giving customers a clear advantage.

Because custom wire forms can be tooled using the company’s in-house tool and die shop, there are no delays in production. With the forms being manufactured on schedule, there is no waste of time or money. For custom wire forms, as well as other products made, Forward Metal Craft stands behind materials and processes used while always being there to answer questions and assist customers in any way possible.

Wire Forms

When talking about wire forms, this is a term used to describe a variety of parts made from wire such as springs. Although the parts are typically small, they serve many purposes for both complex and non-complex industries. For that reason, it is imperative to choose wire forms manufactured by a company with years of experience but also in-depth expertise. One such company is Forward Metal Craft, which for 28 years has been a leader in the industry of wire forms and metal stamping. Using the customer’s requirements and specifications, the professionals with this company are able to create extremely precise and intricate parts. However, the company also provides design assistance if needed.

Based on customer demand, Forward Metal craft uses several materials. Wire forms are also manufactured in different sizes and of varying configurations. Ultimately, the goal is to create parts that meet or exceed the customer’s expectations, provide a perfect fit, are strong and durable, and parts that provide years of flawless service.

Key Considerations

When it comes to wire forms, it is essential for the number of radii to be kept to a minim with each radius being as broad as possible. The reason is that the location of bends is where the highest stress concentration occurs. For that reason, bends are at greatest risk for breaking. For any spring wire form, the recommended minimum radius is 1.5 times the diameter of the wire.

Typically, springs have a spiral or helix shape consisting of a group of coils. Wire forms are small parts made from spring wire that is twisted or bent to a different form. Often, these wire forms perform functions that are very similar to what springs offer because they provide tension and hold things in place. However, wire form springs are used for virtually any type of purpose. Examples of these include:

  • Hitch Pin Clips
  • Retainer Clips
  • Hose Clamps
  • S Hooks
  • J Hooks
  • Spring Clips
  • Keeper Clips

The professionals with Forward Metal Craft possess the necessary skills to produce both standard and custom wire forms according to exact specifications and desired shape. The company uses a wide range of materials, choosing the one most appropriate. Regardless of the exact part or material used, all wire forms are of exceptional quality and value.