As specialists in large diameter 3D wire forming, at Alabama Wire, Inc., we produce the custom parts shown here for a manufacturer of commercial riding lawn mowers and tractors. Supplied in relatively small lot sizes of 500 to 1,000 units, we adapted our standard tooling to reproduce the wire shape and form to keeps costs reasonable for the customer. Our accurate, repeatable, and value engineered production methods result in parts that consistently meet the customer's quality specifications every time they place an order.
We manufacture this component from 0.375" diameter ASTM grade, cold drawn, bright finish steel wire. It is straightened, cut to length, and formed using our versatile CNC bending equipment, which allows us to create the 3D shape with a high degree of part-to-part accuracy and consistency. Additional production processes involve single-head chamfering and semi-automatic hole drilling. We use both in-process and final dimensional inspections to verify accuracy of ±0.003" on wire diameter and ±0.032" on finished part lengths.
Our stable processes enable us to provide predictable lead times, and we have an excellent record for on-time delivery. By leveraging standard tooling components already in our extensive inventory, the client avoided the expense of custom development, and it also reduced the lead-time on the initial order. We package the finished products per the customer specification and complete each order within a two to three-week timeframe. The quality and consistency of our workmanship combined with our value-based methods of lowering production costs have earned us the respect, and the business, of a loyal customer.
Contact us today to learn more about our large diameter wire forming expertise or to obtain a quote.