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Category Archives: Wire Forms

How Are They Made: Wire Forms for Construction Equipment

Have you ever looked at a piece of intricately bent wire and thought to yourself, “Just how did they do that?”

At Master Spring, we realize that most people don’t spend much time thinking about how wire forms for power tools and hand tools are made – But this certainly doesn’t make their design any less complicated, or fascinating. As with most of our designs, wire forms follow a detailed manufacturing process, one that requires special attention to exacting precision and tight tolerances.

wireform_power_tools_hand_tools_constructionFor example, take a look at this threaded utility hook for construction hand tools. To the novice, it may look like a piece of bent wire. But in reality, manufacturing this wire utility hook involved the careful orchestration of a precise multi-step process – a process that included, machining, chamfering, threading, heat treating and packaging.

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Wire forms for Fishing Lures and Tackle: 50 Years of Manufacturing Precision Parts

Last month, we wrote a post about how the wire form is an essential, yet often overlooked part of the fishing lure. This got us to thinking: In 50 years of manufacturing custom made wire forms, we have made a lot of different parts that have been used in fishing lures, bait and tackle. The question became, “Just how many different designs have we made?”

And so we went on a sort of scavenger hunt. We searched our offices and our shop with the intention of taking an inventory of all the different types of fishing lure and tackle wire forms we have manufactured.
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How Are They Made: Wire Forms in Action

Wire forms are used in many applications in a variety of industries. From sports equipment to medical devices, they can be found in a seemingly infinite number of shapes, and they have an equally large array of uses.

But have you ever stopped to think about how a wire form is made?

In order to receive their shape, wire forms, which must be manufactured to exacting specifications, often are bent in a number of different extreme angles. The video below does a great job of illustrating just exactly how a wire form is made.

At Master Spring and Wire Form, we have the ability to design and produce a wide variety of compression springs, extension springs, torsion springs and wire forms. Contact us to learn more about the many types of springs and wire forms we’ve manufactured for our clients.


Blueprint Basics: Visualizing Your Custom Spring or Wire Form

Are Blueprints Really Blue?

The first thing we should address is that blueprints are not really blue anymore.  Blueprints were called “blue prints” because the process by which they were made resulted in blue paper with white lines.  Today, most blueprints are on white paper with black lines.  However, the name blueprint has stuck despite the fact that its hue has changed.

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