‘This is just what I need!’, ‘you can supply it in that form’, ‘really, delivery is that quick’…these are just some of the comments our representatives received when AWI exhibited at Houstex 2017 earlier this month.
Footfall to our stand was up again and, despite the oil and gas industry still in the early throes of a revival, there was plenty of interest in our materials and a number of new applications visitors enquired about.
We also spoke to a lot of new customers who were frustrated with extended delivery times from current suppliers, giving us the perfect opportunity to talk about our commitment to getting them their wire within 2 weeks on most standard orders and, for those truly URGENT deliveries, our ‘Emergency Manufacturing Service’ (EMS).
Angus Hogarth commented:“It’s not as big as the Oil Technology Conference also held here in Houston,but we do get a lot of engineers come to Houstex that perhaps wouldn’t go to OTC.
“This provokes a lot of interesting conversations and this time around there were discussions about tighter dimensional tolerances and corrosive environments, whilst a couple of delegates were delighted that we could do so much more than just round wire on a spool.”
Once again visitors and fellow exhibitors were very impressed with the visual AWI booth and were particularly intrigued with the Touch TV. This gave them the opportunity to independently explore and learn about Alloy Wire, what makes us positively different to our rivals and the technical data of our alloys.
One of the world’s leading manufacturers of round, flat,shaped and profile wire is reporting a major increase in demand for highquality European or DFARS compliant stainless steel.
Alloy Wire International (AWI) has seen new orders comein from clients in aerospace, nuclear, marine, petrochemical and spring makers,with many citing the firm’s unrivalled quality and ability to deliver anywherein the world within a few weeks as being fundamental to their purchasingdecisions.
The company, which has two manufacturing facilities inthe UK, currently produces 18 different grades of stainless steel, allavailable in special diameter tolerances, tensile strength ranges, surfacefinishes and packaging.
“Stainless Steel is very special to us,” explained NatalieBaker, Sales Executive at AWI.
“We produce an extensive range of grades (from St/St 302to Duplex stainless steel) and our expansive stock levels mean we can provideit in any quantity from 1/4kg to 50kg in just two weeks. Our manufacturingcapability is equally as impressive and we are more than happy to produce wireas small as 0.025mm (that’s 2 times smaller than a human hair) and as large as21mm.”
She continued: “Applications can be as diverse as‘locking’ wire for aircraft engines to stainless steel wire for cuttinghoneycomb from a beehive.
“Interest in this type of material is up 15% on the sametime last year and our pipeline of potential orders suggest this could increasein 2017, as more firms recognise the outstanding versatility and performance ofAlloy Wire in stainless steel.”
AWI, which is AS9100 ‘Aerospace and Defence’ accredited,has enjoyed another strong 12 months, consolidating market share in keyterritories and expanding its global reach to supply into 52 countries.
It currently boasts 5000 customers across 15 differentsectors and has recently expanded its range of different alloys to 60,including Hastelloy~, Phynox+, MP35N* and InconelÒ – all manufactured to the highest possiblequality standards and available in a range of sizes and packaging options.
Natalie concluded: “Quality, customer service anddelivering reliability are three of our founding principles and ones that stillring true today with our global customer base.”
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~ Trade name ofHaynes International * Trade name of SPSTechnologies + Trade name of AperamAlloys Imphy ÒTrade Name of Special Metals Group ofCompanies
Significant investment in a custom-built production line is helping a leading wire manufacturer prove that ‘size does matter’.
Alloy Wire International (AWI), which employs 28 people across its two factories in the UK, has spent more than £150,000 on a host of new machinery that gives its customers access to wider and thinner or bigger cross-section profiles (up to 100mm2) in more than 60 different alloys.
The decision comes after a major customer research exercise and is already proving a successful decision, with more than £125,000 of new orders already secured for the increased range.
“We are continually talking to our clients and finding out what would make their lives easier,” explained Angus Hogarth, Sales Director at AWI.
“One of the main points they kept coming back on was being able to buy flat and shaped profiles in a wider variety of sizes, especially in bigger profiles. We listened and decided to commission a bespoke machine that could deliver just that and we’re already seeing significant orders placed that we would not have won before.”
He added: “Customers also like the fact they can order in small quantities (starting from 10 metres) and that delivery is within 4 weeks to any part of the world.”
Alloy Wire International makes round, flat, shaped profile and electrical resistance wires in a range of material that is growing by the month, with more than 60 currently available to choose from.
If it’s a flat or shaped profile that needs to survive very corrosive conditions there is the Hastelloy~ alloy range, the cobalt alloys ‘Phynox’+ and ‘MP35N’*. On the other hand, if your wire is going to be used in a high temperature component, the InconelÒ range, IncoloyÒ or NimonicÒ alloys might be the preferred choice.
For less severe environments, but equally critical applications, other materials like AWI’s range of 12 stainless steel grades are available and all governed by AMS, ASTM and ISO 9001 standards.
Angus concluded: “Quality is crucial to everything we do and our technical and inspection departments ensure our clients receive the very best product. In order to keep up with enquiries from the aerospace and defence sector, we have also secured the AS9100 ‘aerospace and defence’ accreditation.
“Our profiles are used for aircraft engine retaining rings to architectural grills, whilst some of our spring making customers use our wider flat wire for stamping out parts.”
~ Trade name of Haynes International * Trade name of SPS Technologies + Trade name of Aperam Alloys Imphy Trade Name of Special Metals Group of Companies
The whole team here at Alloy Wire International would like to wish you good luck and happiness this Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rooster.