• Aug 1, 2015

A New Take on Wire Geometry – Functional Grooves

B.A. Liechty, Research and Development Engineer
Ross Dillion, Engineering Technician

Recent processing advancements have enabled Fort Wayne Metals to form fine U-shaped features into continuous lengths of 0.010” to 0.020” wire in most of our common alloys. We are still in the R&D phase, but several combinations of groove width, depth, and diameter are possible for the same overall wire diameter. How could this technology enable your next generation of products? For more information, please contact [email protected].


Figure 1 –Actual 304V grooved wire cross sections


Figure 2 – Actual MP35N (left) and Nitinol (right) grooved wire cross sections


Figure 3 – 3D rendering of grooved wire



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