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TOPIC: Wire Pointing Equipment

Wire Pointing Equipment 2 years 8 months ago #1235

Hi,

I'm looking for equipment that is able to point up a hard non-malleable material. The material is hot drawn and is brittle at room temp so conventional roller pointers will just splinter the rod. Currently we manually grind a point onto the wire but it is fairly time consuming. We could hot swage but again it is slow and takes a number of die changes to get a suitable point.

I was wondering if there is anyone who knows of a point grinding machine that might make the job easier or of any other technologies that exist to achieve the same aim.

Thanks,

Mike
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Re: Wire Pointing Equipment 2 years 8 months ago #1236

Hi Mike,

You may want to discuss your specific requirements with Electrorrec in Spain. They may be able to modify an existing machine to meet your requirements if the wire size range isn't too large.

www.electrorrec.com/
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There are also 52 companies advertising pointers at the "WAI Virtual Trade Show" site. Just select "pointing machinery" from the "Product(s)" list and click on the "Submit Query" button. www.wirenet.org/vts/vts_search.cfm

Regards,
Peter J. Stewart-Hay
Principal
Stewart-Hay Associates
www.Stewart-Hay.com
519 641- 3212
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Re: Wire Pointing Equipment 2 years 8 months ago #1237

Hi Mike,
We have a shave pointing machine as part of our product line. The machine is used to shave a point in the end of the wire/bar.
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Re: Wire Pointing Equipment 2 years 8 months ago #1238

Have you tried heating and then pulling until it elongates, necks down and breaks?
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