Industrial

KPW’s extensive stocks of precision and speciality wires enable us to supply a very wide range of general engineering applications, to manufacturers worldwide often on a JIT basis.

Primary products of the industrial – Applications

A few examples of applications include; high tensile carbon steel springs and clips for automotive component manufacturers; high precision plated beryllium copper for electronic pin manufacture and springs for IT components; stainless steel drawn to specific tensile for wireforms for architectural applications; wire rolled to flat section to produce circlips; special composition stainless steels for fasteners.

Case study 1 – Underground emergency communication

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The London Underground is undergoing enormous refurbishment and development. Some of the equipment and materials being replaced are now obsolete. A prime subcontractor required to replace the underground emergency communication wires, but the original specification was outdated.

Our Solution

KPW analysed samples of the original communication wire and advised on the specification of an appropriate wire to meet requirements of electrical conductivity, strength and resistance to corrosion. KPW manufactures this plated wire to tight tolerances for this application, and this wire is used by several major rail subcontractors throughout the UK.

Case study 2 – Automotive OEM

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A long standing automotive OEM customer was introducing new manufacturing lines in preparation for the launch of a new car model. One component required the strengthening of a rubber moulding used for windscreen installation. Early production indicated that the rubber moulding did not adhere to the strengthening wire sufficiently well, resulting in stripping of the wire away from the rubber.

Our Solution

To improve the keying of the rubber to the flat wire metal, KPW investigated methods of roughing the wire using rolls. After numerous trials, it was found that the best solution was obtained by fully indenting the flat wire on both sides with a cross-cut pattern. KPW introduced a production line to manufacture this wire, and to date this indented wire has been used on 2 new car models.

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.