Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to commonly asked questions
What is your minimum order quantity?
What is your standard despatch/lead time?
Can you offer an emergency/express service if I pay a premium?
Do you offer testing services?
Can you re-draw free issue material?
Do you deliver worldwide?
What is the largest/smallest wire size you
What is the widest/smallest tape/ribbon you can offer?
What is the largest/smallest section/shaped wire?
Where can I find Heat Treatment details?
Can you make to my specification/drawing
Can you produce to a different tensile to those stated on the data sheets?
Does Alloy Wire supply samples?
Do you offer tube / plate / sheet?
Will my order be suitably wrapped/packed for export?
Can you supply neutral labels or labels with our company name?
How many metres are in a kg/Ib of wire/tape?
What size spools will you supply my material on?
Can you precision layer wind e.g. for MIG welding wire?
Can you stamp or flag tag lengths/bars?
Who do I send my enquiry to?
Who do I contact if I have a technical question?
Who do I contact if I can't find what I am looking for?
Who do I contact when progressing my order?
Where is my local Sales Office?
Yes, Alloy Wire manufactures precision drawn wire, ribbon/tape and shaped section/profile wire.
Generally most orders are made to customers individual specifications / drawings. As we hold raw material at various sizes, we can offer short delivery times.
We have an extensive range of RW 80 standard stock sizes.
Payment can be made by: BACS, Bank / Wire Transfer, Cheque, Credit Cards (all major credit cards are accepted with the exception of American Express and transactions can be processed in GBP, USD, EUR)
We have two technical brochures:
- Resistance Alloys click to request your copy
- All of our other Nickel alloys click to request your copy
Please contact us if you need help choosing the brochure you need. Of course you may request copies of each brochure, if you prefer.
For forthcoming exhibitions go to Exhibitions. You can also view past exhibitions we have attended in News Updates, Archived News and Exhibitions.
We can manufacture quantities from as small as a few feet or metres, to your specification / drawing.
Typical manufacturing / despatch / lead times are around three
If you have an urgent requirement, we have an Emergency Manufacturing Service (EMS) available.
For emergency material requirements, we may be able to offer you our Emergency Manufacturing Service (EMS) at an extra cost / premium - please contact us to see if we can help you with your urgent requirement.
Yes, we can offer our test facilities on a sub contract basis. Although we are not NAMAS certified, our equipment is regularly calibrated and certified and our staff are fully competent. View a list of mechanical tests we can carry out for you, using our in-house equipment.
We have a re-draw facility for customers free issue material. Please contact your local Alloy Wire sales office, go to international contacts, or e-mail with your requirements.
Alloy Wire supplies customers world wide, by road, air or sea freight. We can despatch using your courier / carrier account if you prefer. All products are packed suitably for transportation.
Round wire : Largest diameter 21.00mm (0.827") Smallest
diameter 0.025mm (0.001")
Sizes depend on the Alloy.
Maximum width : 8.00mm (0.315") Minimum thickness 0.035mm
Maximum width to thickness ration 30:1
Maximum section : 8.00mm (0.315") Minimum : 0.50mm (0.020")
On the Alloy Range page, click on the alloy you
require. The heat treatment details are shown on the alloy
If you cannot find the heat treatment details or you have a question, please contact Pete Lambe, Technical Director who will be happy to help you
We do manufacture to individual specifications / drawings. Please send us your specification / drawing for our production team to confirm if we can meet your requirements.
Yes, please specify the tensile you require in your enquiry and we will confirm if we can offer.
We are a small quantity specialist, generally we charge for samples.
If we have material in stock we can supply a Tester Pack. The Tester Pack is made up of 3 / 4 different stock sizes to help you choose which size / resistance is suitable.
No. We manufacture wire, tape / ribbon and shaped profile wire.
All products are packed suitably for transportation via road, air or sea, see packaging information.
Yes, please confirm on your enquiry and order. Special packaging to individual requirements may be available on request.
We have a weight to length calculator to help you establish the number of metres in a kg of material please use the calculator converter.
We have various size spools we can supply your material on. The size of the spool depends upon the size and weights. Each spool and its dimensions are detailed on our Spools page in Packaging, along with the standard wire size and weight each one holds. Click here for further details. If you have a particular requirement, please contact us.
No, we can only offer carefully scramble wound spools.
We cannot stamp lengths / bars. We can however label each length / bar with a sticker for identification, upon request.
Please send your enquiries to your local Alloy Wire sales office, go to International Contacts or contact in the UK.
Please contact our Technical Director Pete Lambe alternatively .
Please contact your local Alloy Wire sales office, go to International Contacts or contact .
Send an e-mail titled Order Progress to .
Please go to International Contacts,
which shows all Alloy Wire sales offices or call us on +44(0) 1384
fax +44(0)1384 263022 or e-mail and we will confirm your contact.
Yes, please view a sample certificate.
Yes all material has full traceability back to the primary source. All incoming material is visually inspected and PMI (Positive Material Inspected) tested before processing begins. All our production is checked during processing and at the completion stage for size, properties and appearance.
Yes, we have held ISO 9001 approval since 1991. Please view our ISO 9001 certificate.
Yes we have held AS 9100 approval since 2013. Please view our AS 9100 certificate.
Our major approvals include:
- ISO 9001
- BAE SYSTEMS
28 November 2016
AWI is receiving record demand for high quality stainless steel that is of European origin and/or DFARS compliant.details
28 November 2016
Significant investment by AWI in new machinery has given it the capacity to increase the size of the flat and shaped profiles it can now manufacture in more than 60 different alloys.details
01 November 2016details
28 July 2016
Alloy Wire International (AWI) enjoyed its most successful Farnborough Airshow yet, receiving over 150 visitors during the show.details