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Technology and News for the Wire Forming Industry

Spring Makers • Wire Formers • Mesh Welders • Rebar Processors
Four Issues per Year • Readers in over 70 Countries

Wire Forming Technology International (WFTI) is a quarterly technical publication covering the manufacture and use of springs, wire formed parts, wire mesh and rebar products as well as the materials, tooling, machinery and control systems for making those parts. Business, market and global trade show coverage is also provided, and readers are located in more than 70 countries.


Fall 2023

The issue of Wire Forming Technology International (WFTI) is now available online. This issue emphasizes Heat Treating, spotlights Spring Grinding,

German Association of Wire and Cable Manufacturers wraps up their network event in California

Ontario, CA – VDKM, the German Association of Wire and Cable Machine Manufacturers, organized a networking event,  Cable & Wire

Summer 2023

The Summer 2023 issue of Wire Forming Technology is now available online Click here to read


Induction Tempered Wire

The cornerstone of Radyne wire processing lines is their state-of-the-art induction heating technology. Renowned for its remarkable efficiency and precision, this system not only reduces decarburization but also maintains the structural integrity of the wire’s grain. Additionally, it possesses the versatility to accommodate exotic alloy steels, demanding higher hardening temperatures.

High-Performance Alloy Cobalt Nickel Chromium Molybdenum

Cobalt-nickel-chromium-molybdenum, often abbreviated as Co-Ni-Cr-Mo, is a type of high-performance alloy that combines a number of essential elements in order to achieve specific properties suitable for various applications. Each of the elements in the alloy contributes distinct characteristics.

Spotlight on Spring Grinding

Some springs, like compression springs, require that their ends be ground to a flattened state in order to facilitate their positioning when used in service. Spring-end grinding is carried out on spring grinding machines that are equipped with abrasive grinding wheels (also called grinding stones). This operation is said to be one of the most expensive operations in the process of manufacturing compression springs. Because of this, spring grinding machine makers and suppliers of spring grinding wheels put a good amount of effort into improving the grinding operation by reducing the grinding time and increasing the life of the grinding wheel.

What Is Digital Twin Technology & Why Is It Important for Manufacturers

Digital twin technology has quickly become a staple with many of the largest manufacturers in the automotive and industrial engineering sector around the world thanks to its ability to provide huge amounts of value in saving time and optimizing plant effectiveness. While uptake in smaller manufacturing firms has been slower, those within the sector are slowly starting to see the value that digital twin technology can bring, regardless of the business’ size.

Interwire Attracts 3184 Visitors with “Inspired Manufacturing” Approach to Conference & Exposition

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. reports that Interwire 2023 made a successful return to its biennial schedule at the

High-Speed CNC Coiler for Producing Compression Springs

Simplex-Rapid’s MC 80 is a high-speed CNC coiler for the production of compression springs, righthand or left-hand, equipped with the

Innovative Performance Suspension Springs

Collaborating with Polestar, the electric performance car manufacturing company, Lesjöfors, in Sweden, has designed and developed the pioneering suspension springs

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Wire Forming Technology International magazine has unique editorial opportunities for you to reach your target audience through its various technical articles, trade show previews, news and new product departments, and special sections.

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Wire Forming Technology International (WFTI)
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