Of the myriad number of welding processes, only
a few are of significance in the assembly of wire products. The
union of wire to wire or wire to sheet metal can be affected
in one of two general ways: by fusion or pressure. Fusions
welds-such as those produced by arc welding equipment are most
often made using filler metal without the application of pressure. Resistance
welds-on the other hand, are consummated under pressure without
filler rod and do not liquefy any portion of the parts being
joined. Special jigs and fixtures hold the wire component
parts in place during welding.
The selection of the proper material classifications,
tolerances, surface finish, wire size, bend radii and the “finishing
of wire products” is of utmost importance prior to starting
a new wire design.
Pacific Wire Products engineering staff has
extensive experience working with customers’s designs. Call
or e-mail for help!
Our Capabilities: Robotic and
manual RSW (resistance-spot-welding). CNC wire bending,
forming, swaging, piercing, threading, drilling and upsetting.
Wire sizes: .035 to .500” diameter
Material Types: steel,
stainless and aluminum
Finishes: Whatever the
requirement, we can do it! (zinc, nickel, nickel/chrome, plastisol,
nylon and powder coatings to name a few.)