Wire shaving is the process of transforming metal wire into metal wool by drawing it past a serrated blade. This is the first step in the production of nearly every product we produce and the essence of what we do at GMT.
We regularly shave:
- Low Carbon Steel
- Stainless Steel (#316, #304, #434)
But also shave other alloys as required by a specific application.
Once shaved the metal wool is either processed into reels, bobbins, pads or fibers to be transformed to the finished requirements of the application.
Chopped metal fibers have many applications and are a critical raw material component of a wide range of products. Typical applications include automotive friction such as brake pads. Metal fibers also often added to other materials for strength, abrasiveness or heat transfer.
GMT produces chopped fibers, to your specifications, from any of the alloys we shave.
Custom blends of fibers can also be created and packaged to your specifications.
GMT is a leading supplier of metal wool reels, bobbins and pads to a large cross section of industries. In addition to a variety of standard configurations and packaging options GMT can produce and package to your specifications either in bulk for industrial applications or individually packaged for retail under your brand or private label.
GMT has the capability to blend fibers to create a finished product that can conform to exacting specifications.