Metal Wire FAQs

Aerospace wire
Nickel Wire
    • Yes, Ken-tron can draw or re-draw customer consigned wire — the wire alloy type determines the starting size for Ken-tron and the metal wire material must be clean and properly packaged.

    • Yes, in conjunction with our Metal Stampings Division, Ken-tron can straighten wire and cut wire.

    • Yes, our Metal Stampings Division also produces wire forms.  We would be happy to quote once receiving your inquiry and a print or drawing of the wire form.

    • Dependent upon the alloy type, we have a $500.00 lot charge and a $750.00 lot charge, in most cases.

    • We often assist in the development of new drawn wire products.  There is no extra charge for wire drawing research and development, only the material itself if it is an exotic alloy.

    • We built our reputation and our business by doing this for our customers.  Ken-tron manufactures drawn wire 24 hours a day to make sure your needs are met.

    • We do stock some wire alloys and wire sizes.  We do not stock every drawn wire alloy and size we produce.  However, if you furnish us with an order of two months or longer, we will draw wire and stock releases.

    • Ken-tron does not plate wire in house, but do have outside sources that can plate our wire for you.

    • We have the capability of annealing wire to temper or drawing wire to temper depending upon your requirements.

    • Ken-tron draws only bare wire.  We do not coat wire.

    • We can both strand anneal and batch anneal wire.  The process we use to anneal wire depends upon the size of the wire.

    • We use both carbide dies and diamond dies in our manufacturing process.  Your surface finish requirements dictate which wire drawing dies we use.