Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question for Clips & Clamps Industries?

You might find the answer to your question below in our FAQ.

What is a slide forming machine?

The basic slide forming machine consists of a feed unit, material grip, cutter and four tool holding slides each at right angles to adjacent slides. Each slide moves linearly towards the center forming post. The first machines made simple wire formed parts and then the machines were adapted to make simple parts made from strip metal. Complex strip metal parts could be made once a press unit was added to the basic machine.

Is a Fourslide and a Multi Slide the same machine?

Sometimes the words fourslide and multislide are used interchangeably however, this is incorrect. The multislide and fourslide machines are similar, but the multislide is more easily configured to control a part’s burr direction. Burr direction can be critical when assembling tightly toleranced products. The multislide’s flexibility comes at the cost of increased setup time, making it ideal for medium and high volume jobs or highly complex jobs that require the use of the multislide’s versatility to meet a part’s requirements. Fourslides are less complex and ideal for small and medium volume jobs, wire forms and less intricate strip metal parts.

What wire diameters can you process?

We process up to 4mm diameter spring wire and up to 10mm diameter basic wire. CCI is tooled for many common wire sizes including 0.187 inch and 0.250 inch. Call us to see how we can use our common tools to eliminate your tooling costs.

I have a wireform application and need help to solve my problem, how can you help?

We will make a few samples in advance of you bringing your application to our headquarters. Once you arrive, we’ll make various iterations of your part until you are satisfied with the fit and function of the part. This usually takes only an hour or so. The part will then go through the reverse engineering process and a solid model will be provided.

What kinds of clamps or clips do you have in stock?

CCI is a contract manufacturer. We produce parts to your specifications and assist with product engineering as needed.

How do I get a copy of your ISO / IATF or other certifications?

You can find all of our certifications on this page.

How do I submit an RFQ / RFP?

You can submit a RFQ/RFP on this page.

How do I get a copy of your catalog?

CCI is a contract manufacturer. We can produce parts to your specifications or assist with product engineering as needed.

Have more questions?

Feel free to contact our team with any of the questions you have.

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