Standardized and Custom Wire Forms for Use with Contact Assemblies

Supplier for Businesses Using Contact Assemblies in Construction and Manufacturing

Leading, American wire forms fabrication business, Western Wire Products Company (800-325-3770) in Saint Louis, is a major supplier of wire forms, wire form fabrications, plats, guards, wiring hooks and straps, and custom wire forms for use with contact assemblies in construction, building, HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical, hardware, aviation hardware supply, general electronics manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, distributors, suppliers, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and direct to individual companies.  We offer a wide range of services and an extensive list of secondary operations including in-process staking/staking that is necessary for creating wire form contact assemblies and related products.

We are a full-service wire forms manufacturer, with over 100 pieces of production machinery.  Therefore, we offer our business customers a wide range of custom fabrication services for custom wire forms, including wire forms offering electrical conductivity or resistance as necessary for use with contact assemblies, for electronics manufacturing and assembly, for Electrical & Plumbing applications and construction usage, as well as for other market a range.  We can offer business customers a considerable range of precision and CNC-machining options including rapid prototype workCNC wire bendingCNC wire forming, cost-effective multi-slide forming or four-slide forming, as well as staking of metal wires for a variety of types of wire forms including for wire form contact assemblies.

Staking Wire for Custom Wire Forms for Use with Contact Assemblies

Western Wire Products Co. does produce wire forms and stampings including Stud Guards and Stud Plates, and related items that are used in construction and building.  Many building codes require these for used in general construction, for building rehabilitation, or even for minor repairs and general wiring.  Western Wire Products Co. produces standardized self-nailing metal guards and plates fabricated from 18 gauge and 16 gauge steel grades in order to meet code requirements.  These types of guards or plates are used and installed during interior wall construction in residential and commercial structure in order to protect electrical cables and wiring, or copper tubing from nails, or to prevent later accidents by contact with hidden wiring.

We also manufacture other types of wire forms for use with wiring, cables and/or to resist conductivity from contact assemblies as specified by building codes.  Some of our other useful wiring and cabling, or specifically Plumbing & Electrical wire forms include: Hanger Iron (also, Perforated Hanger Iron), J-hooksPipe Hooks, and Pipe Straps.  These are just a few examples of the types of construction usage; an electronics or computer manufacturer will of course have completely different product requirements.

Market sectors that use contact assemblies, guards/stud guards, plates, or wire forms with different staked metals include:  the Plumbing & Electrical sector, HVAC manufacturing and repair, Maintenance and Repair Operations (MROs), the construction sector, electronics, the automotive industry (including automotive wire forms and mechanical fasteners, which may require differing electrical resistance), Aerospace/Aviation Hardware, and general device manufacturers and product assembly businesses.  Other common types of businesses requiring these types of wire forms include general hardware supply, repair companies, distributors, suppliers and retail sales company.

Staked Wire Forms Fabrication for Contact Assemblies Used in Electronics and Device Manufacturing

Western Wire Products Co produces custom wire forms with the option of staking metals for use with wire form contact assemblies and/or metal stampings.  Specifically, this is the process of using metallic materials or metals with coatings that have differing electrical properties.  This type of wire form fabrication secondary operations is utilized in a wide range of manufacturing applications from fabricating of relatively simple to complex wire form geometries that are used in a wide range of market sectors and manufacturing.

Manufacturers require contact assemblies, stampings and wire forms with different base wire metals and/or selection of metallic coatings, staking or in-process staking specifications for the two staked metals, as well as precision or CNC-machining requirements for fabrication.  Specifications for wire forms and/or stampings are essential for precise conductivity or resistance, which affords general safety in construction, commercial or residential wiring, or Plumbing & Electrical applications, while resulting in the functioning of wiring and circuits/circuit boards used in electronics, computers, medical devices, TVs, general electronics components manufacturing, small device manufacturing and assembly, and nearly limitless product applications related to general electronics products.

All of these devices in these diverse industries generally require one aspect of staked contact assemblies, stampings and/or wire forms: the effective utilization of low level electrical current.

Metals Selection for Wire Forms Staking and Custom Contact Assemblies

Western Wire Products Co. offers a wide range of inventory wire forms that are useful with particular contact assemblies.  We do offer custom wire form fabrication services including staking/in-process staking to create wire forms using two metals that meet custom requirements and product specifications.  Metals and metallic coatings by properties offer a wide range of usage applications in the resistance and conductivity of current.  Choosing the right metal or the right metallic coating for a wire form or for contact assemblies can be a simple choice or a more involved process depending on your requirements and use application(s).

Western Wire Products Co. provides business clients with custom fabrication service.  We can produce custom wire form contact assemblies (within a specific wire form diameter range) or staked wire forms to use with contact assemblies.  We offer clients a range of metals and metal grades as well as a range of coatings that may be used for conductivity or resistance depending on your requirements.  Please contact us about your preferred metals, metallic coatings, and also about specific grades of metals.

We can accommodate a range of requests.  We can generally meet a wide range of production standards from industry standards, ASME specification, to Government, military and U.S. Navy standards for many custom wire forms or products for use with contact assemblies.

Request a price quote for custom wire forms or custom contact assemblies for your company.  Feel free to let us know about your requirements, market sector standards and any other specifications.

Western Wire Products Co.’s Secondary Operations Include Staking/In-Process Staking

Western Wire Products Co. offers secondary operations applicable to wire forms with electrical resistance and/or conductivity depending on your specification.  Our wire forms secondary operations include:  Austempering, wire form bending, chamfering (e.g. in flat surfaces or drill holes in wire form stamping in preparation for deburring), deburring, in-process staking or staking (i.e. creating staked metal wire forms for use with contact assemblies), machining including precision-machining and/or CNC-machining, applying various types of treatments (e.g. case hardening, heat treatments, neutral air or atmospheric treatments, stress-relieving treatments, or vacuum heat treating), passivation of Stainless Steel grades for sanitary applications (e.g. for medical devices and hardware), applying plating or coatings (e.g. electro-coating/e-coating or powder coats), punching, wire form stamping including four-slide stamping or multi-slide stamping options, strip forming, swaging, tapping, secondary threading, vibratory deburring, and any additional welding services for product finishing.

We provide finishing services as needed for particular wire forms fabrication or for custom wire forms fabrication.

Choose Inventory Stock Wire Forms for Use with Contact Assemblies, Wiring or Related Applications

Western Wire Products Co. maintains an extensive selection of wire forms in our inventory stock.  These products are available for sale in bulk packaging, some with polybags or assortment containers that are ideal for hardware stores or counter displays.  Most of our standard wire forms, including standard items available for use contact assemblies, wiring, cables, conduits or other related applications are available in generic bulk packaging for distribution, supply or for manufacturing.

You can review our individual wire forms that are available in several categories on our catalog website.  Our general wire forms categories are:  general wire formswire handleshangersmechanical fasteners, and custom-made springs. You may view the Western Wire Products Co.’s online catalog and/or Visual Index, or download individual pages for you later reference.

If you don’t find the items you need from our inventory, then be sure to contact Western Wire Products Co. regarding the wire forms that you need for your business or to request a fabrication quote on custom wire forms/contact assemblies, or for other production work.  You can reach us at toll-free, nationwide, at 800-325-3770; or, feel free to contact us by e-mail at: [email protected], about your product or service inquiries.

Western Wire Products Co. for Shipping Worldwide

We ship custom-fabricated wire forms for use with contact assemblies, wiring, cabling or conduits, and inventory stock to businesses throughout the United States.  U.S. customers may take advantage of Kan Ban stocking, location-to-location or (LTL) shipping, our “just-in-time” shipping service, or shipments of entire custom production lots to warehouses.

Additionally, we ship globally.  We ship to companies in the Americas (Canada, Mexico, to Central America and throughout South America), to companies in much of Europe, to locations in much of Asia, and in particular to Japan, or Australia.