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Though wires vary, the diameter of individual filaments is generally less than 0.375inches. The cross section of stainless steel wire is most often round, though flat and otherwise shaped wires are available as well. Read More…

Stainless Steel Wire Stainless steel wires are threads of chromium rich iron ore based alloys that are extremely versatile in industrial and commercial sectors.
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Sound Beach, NY  |  631-821-1101

We provide the best products in the stainless steel industry. Our customers know they can trust us for quality, affordability, and convenience. Our multiple locations make it easy to get what you need within days!

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Source 21, Inc. $$$

Chester, NY  |  845-469-3899

Cada Stainless is a distributor of stainless steel in strip, coil & sheet. All grades of stainless steel available- annealed, tempered in 301,302,304,316, straight and L grades, 17/4, 17/7, 420,430,440, temper rolling to specific thicknesses & tolerances available.

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Cada Stainless & Alloys $$$

Pompton Plains, NJ  |  800-838-1978

Our company may have started small, but we quickly grew to handle the largest aluminum orders. Our metals are made from the highest quality materials, and we pledge to offer superior service to all our customers. We don’t want customers who use us one time, we want to establish lifelong relationships with customers that last generations. Contact us for more info!

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Metal Associates $$$

Long Island City, NY  |  800-767-9494

Metalmen provides worldwide distribution of all stainless steel. With our wide range of products, we offer expert market advice and complete metalworking as a custom response supplier serving industry.

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Metalmen Sales Inc. $$$

Irvine, CA  |  818-729-3343,949-250-3343

Industrial Metal Supply Company (IMS) is a full line metal distributor serving the needs of metal users since 1948. Now over sixty years old, IMS is renowned for an extensive inventory, robust production capabilities and exceptional customer service. Our product line includes a long list of metals in various alloys, shapes, and sizes; specialty and decorative metals; as well as a large selection of metalworking tools and supplies.

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Industrial Metal Supply Company $$$

Los Angeles, CA  |  866-267-8335

Industrial Metal Supply CompanyFor over 40 years, Bobco Metals has been a family-owned, leading supplier in the metals industry. We carry a wide selection of metals, including aluminum, stainless steel, and galvanized steel. Bobco Metals prides itself on our high-quality products and excellent customer service. All our customers can depend on Bobco Metals to supply the best metals in the industry. Call or visit our website to learn more! is a metal distributor serving the needs of metal users since 1948. IMS is renowned for an extensive inventory, robust production capabilities and exceptional customer service. Our product line includes a long list of metals in various alloys, shapes, and sizes; specialty and decorative metals; as well as a large selection of metalworking tools and supplies.

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Bobco Metals $$$
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Uses for stainless steel wires are incredibly diverse ranging from medical and dental tooling and apparatus to structural supports for construction and marine industries. Stainless steel wire is particularly well suited to such applications and others due to its hygienic, corrosion resistant, wear resistant and heat resistant qualities.

The high ductility, formability, weight to strength ratio and hardness of stainless steel alloys are also desirable traits of these filaments which may be used as such or combined through weaving, welding, twisting, braiding and more be made into complex products such as baskets, shelving or wire rope.

Along with the properties of a given stainless steel grade, the physical dimensions such as outer diameter, overall thickness or gauge, length and weight should be considered with regard for the final use of a rope to avoid potentially costly mechanical failure or inadequate performance. Steel service centers, wire rope manufacturers and other professionals should be consulted if uncertainty persists.

Rather than one specific steel alloy, stainless steel is a group of alloys whose compositions are primarily iron ore, but contain a minimum of 10% chromium. While other materials such as carbon, nickel, molybdenum, silicone and aluminum are present in various combinations, it is the chromium which gives the metals their name-sake non-staining, corrosion and wear resistant properties.

The chromium forms a protective layer of chromium oxide which provides the above characteristics. To create wires the alloyed material is first heated and then cast or otherwise formed into billets, ingots, rods or other stock shapes. One end of this form is then made narrower by hammering, filing, rolling or swaging so it will fit into a die. The pre-form for the wire is then pulled through the die, an action which decreases the overall diameter while increasing the length.

For thicker wire one die may be needed, but more often the strand is passed through a series of progressively smaller dies until the desired diameter and length are reached. Alternative processes such as extrusion, rolling or stamping may also be used in wire forming, though drawing is the most common among stainless steel wire manufacturers. Secondary treatments such as painting, annealing, coating and more are often made available to heighten the versatility of stainless steel wire both in terms of aesthetics and physical properties.

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