Aerospace

KPW is certified to the Aerospace Standards BS EN ISO AS9100 and AS9120, enabling us to supply many aerospace OEM and 1st tier manufacturers, plus many aircraft maintenance facilities worldwide. We are approved by Rolls Royce, British Aerospace, Westland plus others.

Primary products of the aerospace industry

We specialise in the supply of aircraft locking wires to DTD189A and MS20995C, the manufacture of stainless steel control cables, and the production of bespoke high performance nickel alloys and copper alloys for springs and clips for components.

Case study 1 – The Wright Experience

Old PlaneHistory

In 2000 The Wright Experience company was set up in USA to commemorate 100 yrs of flight, with the intention to build 3 copies of the famous 1903 Wright Brothers “Flyer” aircraft using the original drawings and specifications. The original wire had been UK manufactured, but the manufacturer had long closed.

Our Solution

KPW investigated the original specifications to determine the exact physical and chemical composition of the wire. Following this confirmation KPW obtained the closest match of material available today, and manufactured wire in the 8 sizes required for the construction.

Case Study 2 – JIT supply to the UK Ministry of Defence

Ministry of DefenseHistory

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has an ongoing policy of rationalisation of procurement, which traditionally had been managed locally and separately for each of the Services. In 2001 the MoD launched a new initiative in which suppliers were invited to bid to win a central MoD contract to supply metals to the whole of the UK Service.

Our Solution

KPW partnered with a prime UK materials supplier to successfully bid for the metals element of the MoD procurement programme. KPW’s responsibility was to manufacture, stock and deliver on a JIT basis all the MoD wire requirements – extending to over 250 separate stock items. Although the prime supplier for this contract has since changed, KPW has retained this business.

Wire Stockists

Knight Precision Wire is part of Knight Group, a group of companies that specialise in the processing and supply of precision metals. Quality is of the utmost importance and Knight Precision Wire operates a vigorous quality management system.

People outside the wire industry may be unaware of the sheer number of wire variations out there. Wire is an essential commodity in numerous sectors and appears in many different forms. Sectors that KPW supply wire for include the Aerospace, Medical, Petrochemical, Industrial and Heat Treatment industries. For the aerospace sector, KPW have been approved as aerospace wire suppliers by Rolls Royce, British Aerospace and Westlands. Two of the primary products supplied to the aerospace industry are locking wire and aerospace cable. You can see case study examples of how the services provided by KPW have benefited the different sectors on the website.

Below is a list of the different wire products offered by KPW :

  • Stainless Steel
  • Carbon Steel
  • Nickel & Nickel Alloys
  • Copper & Copper Alloys
  • Special Wire Materials

Visit the stainless wire product page to see more information about the different stainless wires we produce. To see all of KPW's steel wires products then visit the products page.

In addition to providing wire products to many different companies and sectors, KPW also offer wire processing services. These services include :

  • Cut to Length Wire
  • Flat Wire
  • Square and Shaped Wire
  • Stranding and Bunching
  • Rewinding and Spooling
  • Polishing & Cleaning

To find out how KPW can help you with your special wire needs, send an enquiry using the form on the contact page.