Lock Wire

Lockwire Specialists  

Here at Malin Company, we have been producing high-quality lockwire products sine 1884. That’s 135 years of experience that has built a worldwide name as the leading supplier of safety wire products. Serving industries including Aerospace, hardware supply, industrial wholesale companies, medical, dental, and many more with our reliable and sustainable products.

We offer products in a wide range of materials including copper, aluminum, stainless steel and more. So whatever your wire need might be, Malin co. has the resources to give you the exact product you acquire. Including a variety of packaging for your wire-based needs. 

Purpose Of Lockwire 

Lock wire is an extremely versatile and useful tool for a wide variety of different industries. Nuts, bolts, and screws have the tendency to loosen themselves over long periods of time. The purpose of Lockwire is designed to ensure that fasteners remain tight and secure.

With a positive locking device that functions as a safety mechanism to prevent the loosening of fasteners. The lockwire is commonly threaded through the fasteners hole, twisted onto another part of the fastener and then twisted again. 

Size | Grade | Color 

Malin’s exclusive color-coded cans make it easy to identify their lockwire types. The blue canister is the famous stainless-steel lock wire. The yellow cans are Inconel lockwire. The orange canister is oxidized Inconel safety lockwire. And the red cans are Monel lock wire.

Each can is recyclable and molded from high-density polyethylene. Unlike the standard paper canisters, Malin’s canisters won’t degrade and will keep lock wire-free of grease and other corrosive materials. Lockwire from Malin Co is available in spools, coils, and bulk purchases.

Safety Wire and Lockwire products offered:

Stainless Steel Aerospace Lockwire / Safety Wire- Blue Canister- Standard materials of stainless steel type 302/304 ASTM A 580, 305 and 316 stainless are available upon request.

Inconel Aerospace Lockwire / Safety Wire – Yellow Canister

Oxidized Inconel Aerospace Lockwire / Safety Wire – Orange Canister

Monel Aerospace Lockwire / Safety Wire- Red Canister

Copper & Brass Breakaway Wire- Available in 1 lb. & 5 lb. Spools. Breakaway Wire is typically sold in the 1 lb. and 5 lb. spools. Other packaging options are available, including boxed coils, bulk coils, 1/4 lb Handi-Pak coils, custom spools, bulk spools, and bobbins.

General / Industrial Wire- Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Chromel, carbon (black, galvanized), Inconel, Monel,    Nickel, Nickel Silver, Stainless Steel (302, 303, 304, 304L, 316, 316L, 410, 430) Phosphorous Bronze, Nitinol, Titanium. Can quote other materials upon request.

Services Offered:

Straightened and Cut Wire- From .006” -.177” diameters and lengths from .500 to 10/ft. Length and diameter tolerances quoted upon request.

Electro Polished and Clean Wire- Diameters as fine as .006” to .041” diameter on spools.  The most commonly supplied wire is the 300 series of stainless steel.

Finishes – Matte, diamond drawn brite, centerless ground, and soap.

Wire Forming – Malin has also developed the ability to shape and form wire in all types of materials and configurations, no quantity is too small. We will set up and run both production and prototype quantities.


Wire Drawing- Malin Company can now draw aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel, and nickel alloys. Diameters down to .0016” and up to .250” diameter. We can also draw and process customer supplied wire as well.

We always take the time to give our customers not only the product they need, but the presentation and customer service to be expected from a long-running, reliable company.

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What is Wire Forming? / Choosing the Right Supplier / About Malin

What is Wire Forming?

You and your colleagues may have implemented custom wire for past projects, but might be unfamiliar with wire forming. Wire forming refers to the custom shaping of wire from wire spools. The customization method can involve bending, cutting, and angle shaping. 

First, teams typically plan part design and determine specifications. Next, a company will select the best material for the task. Then, the customer and wire company will feed custom tooling and wire into a machine where the wire then bends around the tooling to take the shape of the finished part.

Choosing the Right Supplier

Communication is arguably the most important factor to consider when looking for a partner for wire forming. Does a team respond quickly to phone calls or emails, for example? Our quality control and customer service representatives easily accessible? A reliable team will communicate both honestly and consistently with client businesses. 

Be sure to set aside some time to research a team’s qualifications. Look for any relevant ISO certifications. For example, the ISO 9001:2015 certification lets potential customers know a company has met strict quality management system standards. 

If possible, you should also look into a company’s training and certification standards for employees. This can help you get an idea of who will be able to work with your team should any issues arise.  

You and your team should also consider a potential partner’s available equipment. Does the facility maintain up to date machinery? Is investment in robotic or other new technologies a priority for any of the companies on your list? 

During your research process, you will need to consider a company’s rates of rejection. If possible, look online to learn about any claims from past customers regarding ineffective parts, delivery rejection, or the reordering of parts. Consulting online reviews can be helpful for this stage of the research process. However, it is critical to remember that you should only consider these reviews in combination with multiple other factors, as motivations behind them can vary significantly.

About Malin | Wire Forming | Wire Capabilities

Cleveland, Ohio’s Malin has been a go-to resource for top quality wire capabilities since 1884. Customers count on Malin for reliable wire forming and the high-quality design and manufacture of lockwire, marine wire, medical wire, brushes, packaging, and more.

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Choosing the Right Wholesale Wire Supplier For Your Project / About Malin

Have you and your team been looking for quality wholesale wire for your next project? Reach out to the team from Malin today to learn more and take the next steps.

Choosing the Right Wholesale Wire Supplier For Your Project

Have you been searching for quality wholesale wire? When you set aside the time to compare suppliers and get on the same page with your colleagues regarding project goals, you can get the most out of your project. See below for some of the most critical factors to consider during your planning process. 

The right wholesale wire supplier will have an experienced design staff. With this in mind, it will be crucial to research a team’s qualifications. In fact, a reliable wire design team will prioritize collaboration with the client across all phases of the design and production processes. 

You should also consider a team’s compatibility with your industry. Specifically, you should look for an online portfolio of past projects and consider how long a company has been in business. 

Whenever possible, you and your team should visit a potential collaborator’s facility in person. This can often help in gaining a general understanding of a team’s design process, machinery, fabrication capabilities, and communication practices. 

Communication is arguably the most critical factor to consider when looking for a wholesale wire supplier. For example, you should make note of any interactions you have with representatives from potential collaborators. 

Can you access customer service or quality assurance staff easily? Does a team respond quickly to phone calls or emails? Is a company website both responsive and up to date? 

You may also find online reviews helpful. These reviews can help you gain an idea of a team’s timeliness and customer service, for example. 

About Malin

Cleveland, Ohio’s Malin has offered leading wire products and packaging for more than a century. In fact, companies from across a diverse range of industries look to Malin for lock wire, wire brushes, industrial wire, medical wire, and marine wire. Among competing wholesale wire suppliers, Malin distinguishes itself through its extensive selection of wire materials. To list, customers can choose from annealed brass wire, black oil tempered wire, soft bare single strand wire, soft tinned copper wire, and more. 

The dedicated manufacturing team from Malin prioritizes both product quality and customer satisfaction, above all. In fact, as an ISO 9001:2015 without design-certified company, Malin commits to strict quality management standards and optimal customer experience. 

Malin also sets itself apart from its competitors through its exclusive material testing services. Significantly, the company offers advanced X-ray fluorescence (XRF) testing capabilities. Malin’s handheld XRF analyzer determines precise material compositions across a diverse range. 

This device lets the professionals from Malin conduct a thorough analysis to meet customers’ most minute requirements. Malin customers benefit from non-destructive material testing as well as the verification of stainless steel grades and identification of trace alloys.

Aerospace, hardware supply, mill supply teams, and other companies count on Malin for durable wire. If quality wire is essential to your goals, then you can feel confident in counting on Malin. To learn about how Malin could add to your next project, reach out to the dedicated team today.