Metal Associates

Distributors of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals
Specializing in Copper, Brass, & Bronze

Lock Wire

Metal Associates works with wire manufacturers that custom draw round, flat, square and shaped wire to your exact specifications.

We supply our customer’s lock wire and safety wire needs in a variety of gauges and materials, depending on the application. Lockwire or safety wire is used as a positive locking device to prevent the loosening or falling out of fasteners from factors such as vibration, and can also be used to show that a fastener has been tightened properly. It is commonly used in aerospace and car industries for throttle assemblies or safety guards where extreme reliability is needed. When using lock wire, it is threaded through a hole in the fastener, twisted, then anchored to a second fastener, and twisted again.

Whatever application or lock wire need you may have, Metal Associates can supply you with the most reliable safety wire products.

In addition to the alloys below, Metal Associates is now a supplier of Cadmium Plated Copper Wire (lock wire) in CY10, CY13, CY15, CY20, CY32, and CY40 Coppers.

Lock Wire Applications
Metal assemblies with fasteners are common in many different industries. Most machinery is fitted together with fasteners and can be subject to heavy impacts and vibrations during operation. Lock wire is used in applications like these to prevent the fastener from moving. Some examples of this include:
  • Airplane cabins
  • Automotive assemblies
  • Specialize machine parts
  • Heavy duty U bolt locks
  • Pipe fittings
Metal Associates is proud to supply locking wire to industries who need to build their products with a high degree of safety and reliability.

Alloys Available:

Item # Alloy Inside Diameter
NC20 Ni-Cu Monel 0.020 in
NC32 Ni-Cu Monel 0.032 in
NC40 Ni-Cu Monel 0.040 in
NC51 Ni-Cu Monel 0.051 in
NC91 Ni-Cu Monel 0.091 in
N20 Ni-Cr-Fe Inconell 0.020 in
N32 Ni-Cr-Fe Inconell 0.032 in
N40 Ni-Cr-Fe Inconell 0.040 in
N51 Ni-Cr-Fe Inconell 0.051 in
N91 Ni-Cr-Fe Inconell 0.091 in
F20 Carbon Steel Zinc Coated 0.020 in
F32 Carbon Steel Zinc Coated 0.032 in
F41 Carbon Steel Zinc Coated 0.041 in
F47 Carbon Steel Zinc Coated 0.047 in
F91 Carbon Steel Zinc Coated 0.091 in
C15 Corrosion Resistant Steel 0.015 in
C20 Corrosion Resistant Steel 0.020 in
C32 Corrosion Resistant Steel 0.032 in
C41 Corrosion Resistant Steel 0.041 in
C47 Corrosion Resistant Steel 0.047 in
C91 Corrosion Resistant Steel 0.091 in
AB20 Aluminum (Blue) 0.020 in
AB32 Aluminum (Blue) 0.032 in
AB41 Aluminum (Blue) 0.041 in
AB47 Aluminum (Blue) 0.047 in
AB91 Aluminum (Blue) 0.091 in
MS20995CY10 Copper Cadmium (Yellow) 0.010 in
MS20995CY13 Copper Cadmium (Yellow) 0.013 in
MS20995CY15 Copper Cadmium (Yellow) 0.015 in
MS20995CY20 Copper Cadmium (Yellow) 0.020 in
MS20995CY32 Copper Cadmium (Yellow) 0.032 in
MS20995CY40 Copper Cadmium (Yellow) 0.040 in
Superior Customer Service
The team at Metal Associates Inc. is committed to making your needs a top priority. Our marketing philosophy starts with building long-lasting relationships with customers who come to Metal Associates for repeat business because they trust the quality of our process and our products. Whatever your metal needs may be, don’t hesitate to call us today at 1-800-838-1978. One of our representatives would be happy to speak with you and answer your questions or help you place an order.

Metal in all forms
Regardless of your application, we have metal products in all forms and we can supply you with the right alloy for the job. From bars, rods, sheets, wire and beyond; you will find everything you need at Metal Associates. Popular metals like copper, bronze and brass are available in large quantities, and we also offer numerous other steel and aluminum alloys.

Our Other Products

Metal Associates is a reliable distributor of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. This supplier can provide metals in a variety of shapes including aluminum, brass, copper, bronze, Invar, Cupro-Nickel and more. Metal Associates is committed to providing their customers with outstanding metal products for their projects. These dependable items are long-lasting and this company works with you every step of the way to find you those “hard to find” alloys. There is no project too challenging for their highly trained staff. If you have any special requests then do not hesitate to let one of their representatives know.

Contact Us

Metal Associates
230 West Parkway
Unit 3-2
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
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Toll Free: (800) 838-1978 •
Phone: (973) 835-8480
Fax: (973) 835-7981
email: metals@rcn.com