Do You Need Protective Wire Form Shields for Your Business Operations?

Standardized or Custom, Protective Wire Form Shields

If your businesses needs the services of a manufacturer and supplier of standard, specialty, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or completely custom-made, protective wire form shields for wiring, cables, component assemblies or for use with assemblies with bushings, then take the time to investigate the manufacturing capabilities available from St. Louis-based Western Wire Products Company(phone#: 800-325-3770).  We are a major wire form supplier to national distribution channels, hardware suppliers and to individual companies.

We manufacture and supply protective metal stampings or shields that are commonly used in construction to protect wall wiring, cables, electrical connections, assemblies or other wire form assemblies from accidental, later damage from repair work.  We can also manufacture custom metal shields with specific plating or coating options that are also electrically conductive or that provide electrical resistance to low-level current.

Companies may request full-service, custom fabrication services of metal wire stampings for your company’s protective shields including Stud Guards, Stud Plates, or other protective stampings for electrical wiring or cables.  Western Wire Products Co. does maintain a standardized inventory stock of Stud Guards and Stud Plates that meet U.S. electrical codes (commercial and residential wiring codes).  We also stock Hanger Iron (e.g. Perforated Hanger Iron, Twist-Slot Hanger Bar, Tinner’s Tape), as well as other related wire forms including Pipe Straps, Pipe Hooks, hangers, hooks, and miscellaneous wire forms that may be useful with wiring, cables, conduits, pipes and/or tubing.

Our inventory or protective shields are designed with several industries in mind, and many companies in these market sectors to require OEM, specialty or custom fabrications.  Our shields, Stud Guards, Stud Plates, and related items are essential stampings for use in the Plumbing & Electrical, HVAC manufacturing and repair, Maintenance and Repair Operations (MROs), construction, and general hardware supply and resale market sectors.  These shields may ideal for other applications, or we can work with your company to design, engineer, prototype and fabricate shields that meet the needs of the Aerospace Hardware supply, the automotive and vehicle manufacturing and repair sectors (review our automotive wire forms or review information about our automotive stampings), for electronics manufacturing and repair, or even for Contact Assemblies in motors and electrical systems for automotive, heavy vehicle or even marine applications, or for other manufacturing markets including for heavy industry.

Full-Service Wire Form Fabrication Production

Western Wire Products Co. offers business clients full-service, custom fabrication services for shields, guards, plates, metal stampings, and wire forms in general.  Western Wire Products Co. can assist your company throughout the entire fabrication process and we have the machinery and production facility to accommodate full production runs of customized protective shields or general wire forms.  We can accommodate a wide range of wire diameters and offer a variety of metals and alloys for custom fabrications including plating or coating.

We can help your company with product design, engineering, materials selection, secondary operations and finishing options.  We also offer rapid product prototyping, full-service primary fabrication, CNC wire bending or CNC wire forming, as well as cost-effective multi-slide forming or four-slide forming techniques.  We also provide extensive secondary operations, and for shields this may include coating(s) or plating of metals for electrical applications.  And, we provide product finishing services, bulk packaging, and direct shipment throughout the United States and to companies worldwide.

Western Wire Products Co. maintains an extensive wire forms inventory of standardized wire forms.  Our general wire forms product categories include: general wire formswire handleswire hangers,custom-made springs, and mechanical fasteners.

We recommend that you review our wire forms catalog and/or Visual Index, you may just find the wire forms that you need for you requirements.

If you choose to have Western Wire Products Co. fabricate custom protective shields, shields for use with bushings or related parts, then be sure to review our list of general secondary operations below.

Materials Selection for Wire Form Shields

In general, we offer our business customers a wide range of metals, alloys and metallic plating or coating options where applicable.  Some of our additional metal options include various grades of Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Hanger Iron, Monel, and many other options for metallic coatings such as Phosphor Bronze for stampings, Zinc, Zinc Yellow Chromate, Cadmium and other metals.  We also utilize a wide range of steels and Stainless Steels.  Depending on your usage application(s) you can request ASME-compliant steel grades, including cold-rolled, commercial grades, galvanized, MB Spring Wire, mild steels, plain, and Stainless Steels.  Additionally, we can use other metals or investigate using specific alloys per individual business client specifications on custom production work.

Western Wire Products Co. can also meet U.S. Government, military, and Navy-compliant specifications as well as a wide range of industry-standard specifications in different market sectors, as well as providing metric sizing of custom wire forms.  Of course, your materials selection will be related to the intended usage:  protection of cables and wiring, use in motors, or the need to have an electrically conductive or electrically resistant material for use with low level electrical currents.

Please let us know about your project and if you need assistance with determining materials selection and help with design, engineering, prototyping, primary fabrication, secondary operations, and product finishing services.  You can rely on the team at Western Wire Products Co. to help your business create the custom-made shields that you need for assemblies, for use with bushings, or for applications to protect residential and commercial wiring or cable assembly installations.

Secondary Operations for Custom-Made Shields and Wire Forms

Western Wire Products Co. offers an extensive list of secondary operations, as well as finishing services, bulk packaging and shipping throughout the United States and to companies worldwide.  We can also assist your company with determining the proper metallic coating or plating for your intended usage and whether or not the shields need to be fabricated for electrical conductivity or electrical resistance.

Our secondary operations for general wire forms fabrication, or specifically for custom-made protective shields, includes any of the following, applicable services:  Austempering, bending, chamferingcoining, deburring/vibratory deburring, in-process staking/ staking, general and precision machining, applying various types of treatments (e.g. atmospheric/neutral air treatments, case hardening, various heat treatments, stress-relieving treatments, or vacuum heat-treating options), Stainless Steel passivation, applying plating and coatings (e.g. electro-coating of metallic materials, applying powder coats, etc.), punching, strip forming, tapping, secondary threading, stamping (including four-slide stamping or multi-slide stamping methods/options), swaging, and welding for assembly if necessary.

Request a price quote on custom, wire form shields fabrication services including secondary operations and finishing services as needed.  Please let us know about your requirements for protective shields or other wire forms, and whether or not your company needs start-to-finish production assistance.

Western Wire Products Co. Ships Inventory and Custom Wire Forms to U.S. and Global Companies

Business operating in the U.S. may take advantage of direct inventory shipping in bulk of our inventory stock.  Also, our U.S. business customers may request location-to-location option (LTL shipping) to your preferred warehousing, opt for Kan Ban stocking, or choose “just-in-time” shipping as your preferred method.  Companies in the U.S. and our global customers can also arrange for shipments of entire production lots of custom wire forms and shields for use with bushings or other items that meet your OEM, specialty or other custom fabrication specifications.

Contact Western Wire Products Co. direct for bulk inventory wire form purchases or to request custom manufacturing services including product design, engineering, materials selection, wire form prototyping, primary fabrication, secondary operations and shipment of your entire production runs.  We can ship wire forms to businesses located in Canada or Mexico under NAFTA, or we can ship products to other countries Central America and South America.  We also do direct shipping of our bulk wire forms to companies located in much of Europe, to Japan, as well as to other countries in in Asia.  We also ship bulk inventory and custom production runs to companies in Australia.

Business customers may call us at 800-325-3770 (toll-free in the U.S.).  You may contact Western Wire Products by e-mail with inventory or service and fabrication questions at: [email protected].