World’s Largest Manufacturer of Fine Magnet Wire

In January 2014, MWS became a part of The Elektrisola Group – an international producer of fine and ultra-fine magnet wire. With a proud history of technical innovations to its credit, Elektrisola has manufacturing locations throughout the world, with 8 plants located in Europe (Germany, two in Italy, Switzerland), America (USA and Mexico) and Asia (Malaysia and China). After having …

The Wonderful Journey of Greg Fancon

What started as part-time job working for Al Friedman while in college, turned into a lifetime career for MWS Sales Manager Greg Fancon. For thousands of customers, Greg has been the person who they trusted to deliver on promises and go the extra mile for over 40 years. Greg’s integrity, courtesy and attention to detail set a high standard for …

The Heavy-Duty Applications of Polyimide ML

The uses for Polyimide ML insulation are high temperature continuous duty coils, hermetically sealed relays, and fractional and integral HP motors. This insulation is primarily used in the aerospace industry due to its minimal outgassing property. Lastly, ML’s Thermal Class is 240°C. Applications & Features Aerospace applications – Because of its thermal insulation and radiation resistance properties, Polyimide (ML) is …

Wire Spooling

MWS winds wire onto a large variety of spools that range in size from holding a few grams of fine diameter wires to three hundred pounds of square and rectangular wires. Spools may have straight or bi-conical flanges or have a tapered barrel for high-speed dereeling. For specialized precision medical cable applications, the wire can be put on braider bobbins. …

Copper wire ablated

The Magic of Laser Ablation

Laser ablation is a method of wire stripping where enamel coatings can be removed from precise locations with non-mechanical means. The process involves use of laser energy to ablate precise layers of enamel without causing damage to the metallic conductor. The energy is in the form of light waves that are absorbed by the polymer coating, typically a relatively thin …

Quality Control Held to the Highest Standard

Consistent product quality is an essential requirement for our users. MWS maintains one of the most comprehensive testing facilities in the specialty wire industry, capable of testing per NEMA MW 1000 for insulated copper and aluminum magnet wire. Testing Capabilities include: Dimensional Analysis Contact and non-contact laser micrometer analysis, and cross-section optical measurements for concentricity, thickness, and corner radius measurements. …

This Wire Could Save Your Life

Thank you for all the well wishes and concern during the Westlake fires. In the midst of all this devastation, we feel truly fortunate that our buildings, staff, and staff’s families are all safe. MWS thanks all the brave firefighters and members of law enforcement who have worked tirelessly to protect our community and those surrounding. Conductive pathways in the …

Real Leaders Ship!

Taking a shot at those competitors who sometimes made big promises in the early days of the PC industry, Steve Jobs once proclaimed that “Real Leaders Ship!” It is a credo that has driven some of the Apple’s core business practices such as having very well stocked stores on the day of a product launch. Thanks to Greg Sessing and …

MWS is Breaking New Ground

MWS held a family’s welcome ground-breaking ceremony September 22 at its soon to be home in Oxnard, California. Just 5 ½ miles from the Pacific as the seagull flies, Oxnard enjoys a perfect blend of warm sunshine and cool sea breeze at the south end of Ventura County. In the center of a planned industrial growth center, MWS’s plot is …

Monel Wire

Monel was created by Robert Crooks Stanley, who worked for the International Nickel Company (INCO) in 1901 and is considered the grandfather of the nickel industry. Monel alloy 400 is a binary alloy of the same proportions of nickel and copper as is found naturally in the nickel ore from the Sudbury (Ontario) mines and is therefore considered a puritan alloy. Monel …

Celebration of a dream come true

A gentle ocean breeze carried the sweet sounds of the live band through Heritage Square in Oxnard, CA on June 14, 2018 as the MWS family gathered for its 50th Anniversary Celebration. Hugs, handshakes and high fives abound as employees and a few business partners reunited with old friends, introduced spouses and embraced fellow workers. Twenty, thirty and forty-year veterans …

Why Tin / Lead Wire for Aerospace?

Tin/Lead plated wire offers strong electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance and an unsurpassed solderability of base metals that are not otherwise effectively soldered to. Tin/Lead plated wire works best in aeronautical and aerospace applications as the addition of lead prevents the forming of “tin whiskers”. Tin whiskers are the cause of electrical failure due to their growth and penetration of electrical …