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Forming of a Joist Bracket for the Lighting Fixture Industry

Forming of Joist Bracket
Forming of Joist Bracket

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At Apex Wire Products Co., Inc., we manufacture multiple types of custom wire forms for the lighting industry. This project demonstrates our 3D wire forming and eye forming capabilities. The bracket shown here is used to mount the joist of a lighting fixture. The assembly is constructed of 0.1875" diameter C1008-1010 cold rolled steel wire and is produced on CNC forming equipment. Our CNC forming equipment is capable of efficiently producing complex wire forms that meet tight tolerances. After forming, the wire shapes are welded by TIG welding. We offer multiple types of arc and resistance welding as well as brazing and soldering to suit virtually any application. The finished assembly is approximately 3.75" in length, 1.9375" in width, and 3.5625" in height.

The finished bracket is inspected to verify dimensional tolerances as tight as ±0.030" are met per customer specifications. Destructive testing is also performed on the welds to ensure they met all loading requirements. We produce 12,500 to 25,000 of these brackets per run with a lead time of 2 to 3 weeks. As a versatile wire forming company, we are able to accommodate a range of production volumes and turnaround requirements by incorporating CNC and manual wire forming processes. For additional details regarding this 3D CNC wire forming project, see the table below, or contact us directly.

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Forming of a Joist Bracket Project Details

Product Name
Joist Bracket
Product Description
This bracket is used to mount the joist of a lighting fixture.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
Forming
Secondary:
TIG Welding
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
AIM Computer Machine
Overall Part Dimensions
Wire .1875 Diameter, Height 3-9/16" , L 3-3/4" , Width 1-15/16"
Tightest Tolerances
+/-.030"
Material Used
0.1875 Bright Basic Wire C1008-1010
In process testing/inspection performed
Dimensional Inspection, Visual Inspection, Weld Inspection DT Test 
Industry for Use
Lighting Fixture Industry
Volume
12,500 -25,000 pcs
Delivery/Turnaround Time
2-3 Weeks
Delivery Location
National
Standards Met
Customer Specifications, CAD Drawings

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