Quality steel drawn into wire serves a vast number of purposes in commercial, manufacturing, industrial, military and even home applications. From high-pressure automobile springs to kitchen utensils, from piano strings to coat hangers, from street sweepers to shopping carts, steel wires are behind all of these, and more.
Steel wires can be drawn into diameters ranging from thick to very thin, and are available in varying strengths, usually determined by the carbon content. Simple hard-drawn wire is an affordable solution for low-stress applications, while the patent process adds strength and durability. Music wire is a useful general-purpose wire for springs enduring high-stress loads, while a chrome silicon alloy steel is ideal for shock loads and high temperatures.
COMMON TYPES OF STEEL WIRES
- Music wire (good for repeat-load springs, piano strings)
- Oil-tempered wire (commonly used for automotive parts)
- Hard-drawn wire (useful for low-stress applications)
- Chrome silicon wire (used in shock loads and high temperatures like firearm recoil)
- Broom wire (used in street sweepers)
- Duct wire (used in heating and air ducts)
For the highest quality steel wires, along with other steel products like guy strand, PC strand, rebar or recycled steel scrap, Madison Steel specializes in delivering quality steel products to a wide range of industries at highly affordable rates direct-from-manufacturer. Our suppliers hold to exacting standards in the production of their products, and with seven distribution facilities throughout the U.S., we are able to ensure delivery right when you need it. Whatever your needs, we have the resources and logistics to get it to you at a fair cost. For more information on our products and services, please call Madison Steel at 404-343-4855.
Madison Steel is a global supplier of steel wire and related products servicing a variety of industries, and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Working in conjunction with over 30 manufacturers both domestically and abroad, Madison Steel provides you with access to some of the most consistent, proven wire mills and wire products in the world. What is steel wire called? Steel wire rope is also known as steel cable. It is a type of rope which consists of several strands of steel wire laid (twisted) into a helix. It is a preferred lifting device for several reasons. Its unique design consists of multiple steel wires which form individual strands laid in a helical pattern around a core. Is steel wire better than copper? The mechanical strength of steel cable is much higher than that of copper cable. For instance, a 12 AWG gauge stranded copper cable has a breaking strength of 180 pounds. A similar stranded galvanized steel cable has a breaking strength of over five times that of copper, or approximately 1000 pounds. What is the strongest steel wire? 304 stainless steel is among the strongest, and most popular materials used in the manufacturing of mechanical cable. While other grades of stainless steel prevail in wire rope and miniature cable making, 304, in the USA in particular, is extremely common.