“We have been supplying into this sector for a long-time and our track record for manufacturing quality is well known with customers in both the UK and overseas,” explained Mark Venables, Managing Director of Alloy Wire International.
“The last nine months have definitely been our busiest time to date and we are supplying wire that is going into both existing plants and also new projects taking shape across the globe.”
He continued: “Companies need to know the material they’ve ordered will withstand harsh temperatures/corrosion and is manufactured in accordance with strict quality controls. With the world relying on nuclear power more than ever, any type of disruption would impact on a lot of people.”
Alloy Wire International is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of round, flat and profile wire.
It has over 200 tonnes of EU/DFARS approved stock available at any one time, with its 60-strong range including InconelÒ 600, InconelÒ 718, InconelÒ 750, NimonicÒ 80A and NimonicÒ 90 – all materials suited to nuclear applications.
The firm’s Emergency Manufacturing Service, which involves wire being produced and delivered within a few days, has also been in high demand, up nearly 15% on the same period last year.
This underlines the fluctuating requests being placed on spring makers supplying into nuclear and the importance of being able to access material quickly to meet sudden spikes in usage.
Mark continued: “Investment in our manufacturing capabilities and our technical team allow us to offer this unique service and we have spent over £250,000 already this year in the acquisition of 560mm single block and 200mm multi-block drawing machines.