Frequently Asked Questions
Find the answers to questions that new customers often ask
Whether you’re looking for wire grid, racks or other custom wire products, it’s often hard to know where to start your quest. At Acme Wire Products, we’re experts at helping our customers through the design and engineering process to achieve the product that fits their needs.
What are the Top Wire Grid Applications?
Wire grids are versatile enough to serve a whole host of purposes. Some of the most popular (in no particular order) are:
- Washing racks for components
- Autoclave trays for dental instruments
- Processing racks for food manufacturing
- Display shelves
- Laboratory equipment storage
- Organization and routing telecom cables
- Caddies for organizing tabletop items
- Routing paper in office printing equipment
- Fixturing machined industrial components
- Maintaining a clean environment in foodservice establishments
What Specifications Should I Provide to Order Custom Wire Racks?
You can see a quick checklist of the basic information required to properly specify custom wire racks.
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What types & sizes of wire does Acme Wire Products use?
Acme Wire Products works primarily with low carbon steel & stainless steel from .060 to .500 diameter in a variety of gauges. We have many stock materials, including...Learn More »
What types of tooling are involved in making wire products?
Depending on the configuration of the part, tooling can consist of templates, go-no go gages, forming dies, punches, weld & assembly fixtures, dies, etc. Tooling is usually required to ensure consistency from part to part & to hold critical and functional dimensions. As all of the parts Acme Wire Products manufactures are custom, there will be tooling involved. Tooling is customer owned & cannot be utilized for other projects.
Are there set up charges for running a part?
Set up and sample costs are usually provided as part of the tooling/development charge.
What type of tolerances are achievable with custom wire products?
Critical dimensions can be achieved through custom fixturing. While each wire fabricator will have their own fabrication techniques and strengths, Acme Wire Products focuses on manufacturing engineered components so we have the systems in place to be able to provide the tightest tolerances in the wire fabrication industry.