Wire forms come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, each playing different roles in tools. Wire forms are wires that have been bent into specific shapes, often to fulfil a particular purpose. One commonly recognized wire form is a spring. Other often seen wire forms include hooks and certain clips.

The wire used in wire forms can be made of any suitable metal, and the type of metal used varies with specific needs. A wire form can be made from stainless steel, copper, or aluminium, with the wire varying on thickness in any shape such as round or flat. Here are common uses of wire forms.

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Electrical Applications

Wire forms are also very common for a wide range of electrical applications. Electricians for example use them for tin plated copper, which has to be bent into clips used to hold electrical wires and equipment in place in different electrical applications.


Hooks are a wire form with which people are familiar. Hooks are often used as points of connection between two parts or components, and a common hook shape resembles that of a question mark. The open end of the hook allows another item to be connected or suspended by looping the second object around that point. The items then remain connected through tension or gravity.

Light Fittings

The lighting industry is one of the most common industries that uses CNC wire forming, as 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.

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Custom Wire Springs

Having custom wire forms created results in an ideal fit for a consumer’s specific needs. Here at Airedale Springs, our manufacturers work with you determining your exact needs, using materials and designs that provide the best functionality you require.

Wire forms can be used in a diverse range of applications which include:

  • Baggage label clips
  • Electrical switchgear
  • Light fittings
  • Hooks
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Textile machinery
  • Safety equipment

3D Wire Forming at Airedale Springs

Our high-speed, state of the art CNC machines produce a vast quantity of wire-forms, and with our impressive range of technology and experience, it means we can create whatever your business needs. With our expertise, we can offer combined skills to help consumers develop groundbreaking products through custom spring design.

3D wire form machinery can get the job done to your specifications, regardless of how complex the wire shape may be, which allows for unique designs.

At Airedale Springs, we supply a wide variety of custom and standard wire forms. As we invest in the latest CNC coiling/wiring forming machines, we are able to produce complex or simple wire forms appropriately meeting the needs of our consumer.

Some of our solutions have led to significant cost savings on tooling, manufacture, assembly costs, and materials usage, as we ensure quality at all times. For more information on what we offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team.