Wire Form Manufactures
Airedale Springs: Your Premier Wire Forming Partner in the UK
At Airedale Springs, we bring over 75 years of unparalleled expertise to the realm of industrial springs and wire forms. As a leading UK-based company, we take pride in our specialised wire-forming capabilities (also called wire bending), serving diverse industries with precision and excellence.
Our extensive wire range and advanced 3D wire-forming capabilities set us apart as a UK-based wire bending company. With a fleet of 17 cutting-edge CNC machines, we have the technological prowess to transform wire into intricate, custom shapes that meet the unique needs of all our clients.
Custom Wire Forming Services for All Industries
Wire forms are used in a very diverse range of applications including:
- Baggage label clips
- Electrical switchgear
- Light fittings
- Telecommunications equipment
- Textile machinery
- Safety equipment
Our wire-bending solutions find applications across various industries, including manufacturing, aerospace, and construction.Get In Touch
INDUSTRY STANDARDS: EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS
We can produce simple or complex wire forms, combining CNC, special tooling and manual processes as appropriate to meet the needs of our customers.
Our commitment to quality is unwavering. Airedale Springs adheres to industry-leading certifications and standards, guaranteeing that each wire form undergoes rigorous quality control measures before reaching our customers.
Whether you require a single prototype or a large-scale production run, Airedale Springs can manufacture any quantity of wire forms. Our commitment to client satisfaction extends beyond production; we provide comprehensive design assistance, guiding you from the initial concept to the flawless end product.
As experienced spring manufacturers, we can produce wire forms from a diverse range of recyclable metals. For more information on wire form material choices – including which may be the best choice for your application please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
It’s helpful to know where a wire form is designed to fit and what the sizes of the hole and shaft are.
Please also let us know of any other important dimensions.
Frequently Asked Wire-Forming Questions
WHAT ARE WIRE FORMS?
Simply put, wire forms refer to wire that has been bent or formed into a specific shape, which means they can look like virtually anything – this versatility is a big reason for their popularity. You can also have wire forms in any size or length, making them suitable for many different applications.
Wire forming can be done manually by manipulating the wire until it achieves the shape you’re looking for, or automatically, in which the wire is fed into a machine that’s been pre-programmed to transform it into the desired shapes.
When it comes to wire forming, Airedale Springs can manufacture a large array of products into both simple and complex designs. Our machines can manipulate the wire as much as we need them to – they can be bent in every direction, cut, coiled and angled at will, so you’ll always get the dimensions and configuration you require.
We’re also spring manufacturers, so we can manufacture everything from compression springs to torsion springs and anything else in-between – speak to us if you’d like more information about our services.
WHERE ARE WIRE FORMS USED?
You can find wire forms in many different places, sectors and products, including – but not limited to – the following:
- Battery contacts
- Safety pins
- Domestic appliances
- Light fixtures
- Construction equipment
- Medical equipment (such as dental tools and bedside machines)
- Cable management
- Wire racks in the food industry
- And more
WHICH MATERIALS ARE BEST SUITED FOR WIRE FORMS?
Wire forms can be manufactured from many different materials, meaning we can easily create a product to your exact specifications and requirements.
Stainless steel is a key material for springs and wire forms, including the grades 304, 316 and 330 of stainless steel, since they’re highly resistant to corrosion and wear and tear, are strong, hard, and possess a great degree of resistance to heat and cold temperatures.
Another material that’s popular in wire forming is Inconel, which is a nickel and chromium alloy. It’s specially designed for applications in which resistance to high temperatures is a concern, like engines and turbines, for example.
You can also get wire forms made from aluminium, as this metal is often chosen when a design is hard to make in other materials. Aluminium has many properties that make it sought-after in spring manufacturing and wire forming, such as its light weight, strength and resistance to corrosion.
Brass should be considered as well. As an alloy of copper and zinc, this material is also resistant to corrosion. In addition, it’s thermally conductive and looks great if your wire forms are installed in an area with a lot of foot traffic.
If you need a material that’s not just strong but also resistant to wear and tear, with good shape memory and resistant to shock, you may want to consider carbon steel. We work heavily with this material at Airedale Springs, so we understand how to make the best of it, no matter the size or shape of the wire form.
Wire forms can be made up of many other materials, and we can work with most of them, so get in touch with us to learn more about our offerings.