Generally most orders are made to customers individual specifications / drawings. As we hold raw material at various sizes, we can offer very quick delivery times – typically 2 to 3 weeks.
We have an extensive range of Inconel X-750 and 80/20 NiCr standard stock sizes for immediate delivery.
How can I pay?
Payment can be made by: BACS, Bank / Wire Transfer, Check, Credit Cards (all major credit cards are accepted with the exception of American Express) and transactions can be processed in USD, GBP or EUR)
Do you have a technical catalogue?
We have two technical brochures:
Electrical Resistance Alloys brochure click to request your copy.
‘High Performance’ or ‘Exotic’ Nickel alloys click to request your copy
Please contact us if you need help choosing the brochure you need. The Electrical Resistance brochure gives guidance on heating element design. The ‘High Performance’ alloys technical brochure provides detailed specification data sheets on all of our alloys.
Where are you exhibiting?
For forthcoming exhibitions go to Exhibitions. You can also view past exhibitions we have attended in News Updates, Archived News and Exhibitions.
What is your minimum order quantity?
We can manufacture quantities from as small as a few feet or metres, to your specification / drawing.
What is your standard despatch/lead time?
Typical manufacturing / despatch / lead times are around three working weeks.
If you have an urgent requirement, we have an Emergency Manufacturing Service (EMS) available.
Do you offer testing services?
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 trained. View a list of mechanical tests we can carry out for you, using our in-house equipment.
Can you re-draw or process my free issue material?
Yes. If you have a special grade of material that you require processing to a smaller size and to a precise specification, we can help you.
We will convert your free issue wire or bars to your exact requirements. Our expertise in manufacturing small order quantities means very little material is lost in the setting up process and that’s why we are entrusted to process customers high value materials, such as Silver-Palladium.
Alloy Wire supplies customers world wide, by road, air courier or sea freight. We can also ship using your selected courier / carrier account, if you prefer.
To ensure your order arrives in perfect condition, we use specifically designed high quality packaging and proven reliable international couriers.
What is the largest/smallest wire size you can supply?
Round wire : Largest diameter 21.00mm (0.827″) Smallest diameter 0.025mm (0.001″)
Sizes depend on the Alloy.
What is the widest/smallest tape/ribbon you can offer?
Maximum width : 8.00mm (0.315″) Minimum thickness 0.035mm (0.0014″)
Maximum width to thickness ration 30:1
What is the largest/smallest section/shaped wire?
Maximum section : 8.00mm (0.315″) Minimum : 0.50mm (0.020″)
Where can I find Heat Treatment details?
On the Alloy Range page, click on the alloy you require. The heat treatment details are shown on the alloy data sheet.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you make to my specification/drawing
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.
Can you produce to a different tensile to those stated on the data sheet?
Yes, please specify the tensile strength of the wire you require in your RFQ and we will confirm that we can offer accordingly.
Does Alloy Wire supply samples?
We are a small quantity specialist, generally we charge for samples.
If we have material in finished stock we can provide you with a ‘Tester Pack’. The ‘Tester Pack’ is typically made up of 3 to 4 different stock sizes to help you choose which alloy, size, surface finish or electrical resistance is best for your application.
Do you offer tube / plate / sheet?
No. We manufacture round wire, profile wire, bars and wire rope.
Will my order be suitably wrapped/packed for export?
Yes. If, in addition to our standard reported test results, you have specific tests that you would like conducted and reported please ask?
All incoming materials are visually inspected and P.M.I (Positive Material Identification) tested before processing begins. In-process inspection is carried out at every stage of production and full traceability maintained throughout.
Final inspection on all finished material may include:
Hardness (All hardness tests are measured in Vickers and converted using conversion tables in ASTM E140)
Post-Heat Treatment Tests
Positive Material Identification (P.M.I)
In addition, we have examination facilities that allow visual inspection up to 400x. We also prepare and examine cross sections, and can offer access to 3rd party external testing.
Does the material have full traceability?
Yes. All our material has full traceability back to the primary source and all incoming materials are visually inspected and P.M.I (Positive Material Identification) tested before processing begins. In-process inspection is carried out at every stage of production and full traceability maintained throughout.