Alloy Wire International – wire to resist high temperature & corrosion

Inconel, Monel, Hastelloy, Nimonic…… and 40 more Exotic alloys are all manufactured in wire and bar from 21 mm down to 0.025 mm by the 100% employee owned British company – Alloy Wire International in the West Midlands. Their nickel alloy wires and bars are chosen for springs and engineered parts working in very high temperatures or very corrosive environments, where even stainless steel would not give the desired performance. For this reason they are specified for aerospace, nuclear and oil field applications where the harsh environment necessitates using these alloys to achieve the performance.

AWI continues investing to remain as the foremost world supplier of nickel alloy wire. Their most recent new equipment and technology investments include laboratory furnaces for age hardening tests, wire surface polishing equipment and a 1 kN Zwick tensile tester for fine wire; and Trials are currently being conducted on four new alloy wires offering new degrees of high temperature and corrosion resistance performance:

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They say this, coupled with the fact that the company is solely owned by everyone who works there, has resulted in their export success growing to 50% WORLDWIDE!

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AWI headquarters in Brierley Hill                                              Zwick tensile test


AWI has won world wide customer accreditation for making and delivering wire quickly – typical turn around time of 3 weeks. But, even that is not always fast enough! So when for example, an aircraft or oil platform or naval vessel requires a spring within days, AWI will manufacture the wire for the spring maker via their Emergency Manufacturing Service (EMS).

Whilst providing the customer with this level of service their customers applications for these wires demand unparalleled levels of quality. So in 2013 they took their quality system to the next level and were awarded the demanding ‘Aviation, Space & Defence’ Quality Management Standard – AS 9100. This elevated their quality system status to an elite class achieved by only some 15000 companies worldwide. The aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, were instrumental in this standard and continue it’s importance today.

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AWI now also manufacture shaped / profile wire and wire rope in these nickel alloys, with their customers being as diverse as model rail wire profile image 6

to wire profile for aircraft engines, to wire rope in oil wells.

Their success in worldwide export means they are present at many more exhibitions globally to meet both new and existing customers. Some this year include:

April 7 – 11, 2014       – Wire & Tube Exhibition, Dusseldorf, Germany (Hall 11 E28)

May 5 – 8, 2014          – OTC 2014 (Offshore Technology Conference) in Houston, Texas

May 8 – 14, 2014        –  Interpack in Dusseldorf, Germany

July 14 -20, 2014         – Farnborough International Airshow 2014, UK

October 8 – 10, 2014 – Spring World 2014 in Chicago, USA

By customer request they have just published their latest version of their nickel alloy Technical Wall chart – which their customers say “is an excellent quick reference guide to all these alloys”. You are welcome to call or email : them for your own copy.

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