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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. $$$

Mississauga, ON  |  866-867-9344

As the world’s largest supplier of small quantity metals, Metal Supermarkets is the metal industry’s one-stop-shop convenience store. We carry aluminum, stainless steel, alloy steel, copper, brass, bronze and more in a number of shapes, including tubing, pipe, sheet and plate of various grades, with the goal of supplying you with variety and fast service!

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Metal Supermarkets Corporation $$$

Norton, OH  |  800-826-3370

Clinton Aluminum is the Midwest’s #1 supplier of aluminum and stainless steel plate products. With facilities in Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, we are able to quickly fulfill orders and ship our products anywhere in the world, meeting your strict delivery deadlines. “The Right Alloy for the Right Application” means Clinton Aluminum doesn’t just provide metal. We take pride in being a technical resource partner with our suppliers and customers. Contact us today for more information!

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Clinton Aluminum, Inc. $$$
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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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