WIRE 2020 Dusseldorf
Stainless steel wire has seen a huge growth in popularity between the early 2000s and 2016, with an average increase of 6.4%. Researches forecast the growth by 2025 to be 1807.5 million tons of stainless steel per year.
We are attending WIRE 2020 in Dusseldorf where we will be showcasing our products, including our forming wire, cold heading wire and spring wire; to name a few. We are eager to see customers, old and new and other exhibitors to find out about the latest industry developments.
Here at BS Stainless, we specialise in Stainless Steel wire, ranging from a wide selection on tensile and diameter. Our wires are used in a variety of specialist fields; Construction fixings, Wire Forming, Cold Heading for fasteners, spring manufacture and Automotive applications. The majority of wire demand is for coils, reels or spools of wire however BS Stainless can also offer an in house straightening and cut to length service. This is available for both standard round wire and profiled wire. These can be in supplied in lengths up to 6 metre or in small pieces for dowels or fixings as short as 50mm.
Forming Wire is extremely versatile and available to purchase in high volumes. It can also be tailored in a number of ways to meet specific requirements. With several finishes to choose from, including, electro-polishing Quality (EPQ), additional coatings can be added to enhance forming and improve production efficiency.
Profiled wire, also commonly known as shaped wire begins with a stainless steel rod, always with impeccable quality. This is to ensure the finished product will always be a hundred per cent perfect. The stainless steel rod comes as a rounded material on a coil; this is then forced through a die to create the correct and required shape. With this wire comes a huge selection of standard designs along with bespoke which can be custom made using special dies. After this process, the material is then straightened and cut to length either in coils or exact measurements.
Cold Heading is the way we form wire to give it a given shape, without involving or introducing heat. The process involves striking blows to a length of wire inserted into a die. The force of the blow causes the metal to flow into a restricted cavity; this process can be harder to achieve for more complicated for different shaping processes, like for example the hexagon bolt head. For Stainless Steel cold Heading the most popular is 304 which generally has copper added to improve the manufacturing process described as 304 Cu or 1.4567 other popular grades are the 400 series;