Patented Wire – Patented Music Wire

Patented Wire

Patented Wire is a standard grade music wire that has been conditioned for spring and wire rope applications where strength and high tensile are needed.  Patenting is a heat treatment process that improves the durability and strength of the wire.  The process involves an in-line heat treatment at 970 degrees Fahrenheit and then cooled in a variety of mediums including air and lead.  The resulting wire has a fine pearlite structure with little or no separation of the ferrite (iron).

All of Gibbs music wire under .055” diameter is patented.  Size above .056” are available upon request.

Contact our Sales Department today for a quote:  Submit RFQ

Gibbs Is LEAN

Gibbs Uses LEAN for Continuous Improvement describes their philosophy as:  “A lean organization understands customer value and focuses its key processes to continuously increase it. The ultimate goal is to provide perfect value to the customer through a perfect value creation process that has zero waste.

To accomplish this, lean thinking changes the focus of management from optimizing separate technologies, assets, and vertical departments to optimizing the flow of products and services through entire value streams that flow horizontally across technologies, assets, and departments to customers.

Eliminating waste along entire value streams, instead of at isolated points, creates processes that need less human effort, less space, less capital, and less time to make products and services at far less costs and with much fewer defects, compared with traditional business systems. Companies are able to respond to changing customer desires with high variety, high quality, low cost, and with very fast throughput times. Also, information management becomes much simpler and more accurate.”

Gibbs uses LEAN practices as a tool for continual improvement.  It’s our goal to provide world-class products and processes to our valued customers.  For more information visit our Quality Page 

Shown above is our CT Manufacturing Team: Pat, Tom, Grisilda, Kristina, & Mike. 


420 Stainless Steel Strip In Stock

420 Stainless Steel Strip Now In Stock-Annealed Condition

420 Stainless is similar to 410 in corrosion resistance but, offers increased hardness in the heat treated or stress relieved conditions.   420 is often selected for cutlery, medical devices, dental instruments, and straight edge applications.  420 is not often used in applications where the operating temperature is over 800° Fahrenheit.

Gibbs is now providing 420 annealed strip and slit coil for immediate sale in gauges from 0.005″ up to 0.035″.  We offer extremely narrow width slitting capabilities to 0.024″ wide.

In addition to our specialty slitting capabilities, we provide special edging including; #1 round, #3 slit, and #5 square.  Our winding options include ribbon wound coils, coils on cores, coils with flanges, as well as traverse/oscillate wound on spools and reels.

420 Annealed Strip Currently in Stock:

.005″, .007″, .008″, .011″, .013″, .014″, .016″, .018″, .021″, .032″, .035″

Call Today 800-800-4422 or Email Your Request to:


Spring Wire

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Size Range

.005” (.127mm) to .625” (15.875mm)

Contact Us For Sizes Outside of Range


Carbon Steel Music Wire

Phosphate Coated Music Wire

Corrostan Electro Galvanized Zinc Coated

Preco Z – Zinc plated

Preco N Nickel coated

Carbon Steel Spring Wire

Oil Tempered MB Spring Wire(OTMB) Class I

Oil Tempered MB Spring Wire (OTMB) Class II

Oil Tempered Chrome Vanadium Commercial Quality

Oil Tempered Chrome Vanadium Valve Quality

Oil Tempered Chrome Silicon Commercial Quality

Oil Tempered Chrome Silicon  Valve Quality

Hard Drawn Class I Spring Wire (HDMB)

Galvanized Hard Drawn MB Spring Wire (GHDMB)

Stainless Steel Spring Wire

302 Spring Wire

302 Nickel Coated Spring Wire

316/316L Spring Wire

17-7PH Spring Wire

17-7PH Nickel Coated Spring Wire

Nickel Alloy Spring Wire/ Specialty Metal Spring Wire

Inconel 625/Nickel 625 Spring Wire

X750 Spring Wire

Red Metal Spring Wire

Phos Bronze Spring Wire

Contact Us for Alloys Not Listed

Standard Ordering Specifications

Please Contact Sales For Other Specifications

AMS 5688, ASTM-A313 (302 Stainless Steel)

AMS 5678, ASTM-A313 (17-7 Stainless Steel)

ASTM-A313 (T-316 Stainless Steel)

AMS 5699 (Inconel 750 Spring Wire)

ASTM-B166 (Inconel 600)

ASTM A 227 (HDMB-Hard Drawn MB Spring Wire)

ASTM A 228 (Phosphate Coated, Corrostan, Preco “N” Preco “Z”)

ASTM A 229 (Oil Tempered MB Spring Wire-Class I,II)

ASTM A 230 (Oil Tempered Carbon Valve Spring Wire)

ASTM A 231 (Chrome Vanadium Wire-Commercial Quality)

ASTM A 232 (Chrome Vanadium Wire-Valve Spring Quality)

ASTM A 313 (303,316,17-7 PH Stainless Steel)

ASTM A 401 (Chrome Silicon Wire-Commercial Quality)

ASTM A 764 (Galvanized Hard Drawn MB Spring Wire Class I)

ASTM A 877 (Chrome Silicon Wire-Valve Spring Quality)

ASTM B 159 (Phosphor Bronze Spring Wire)


Catch Weight Coil






Nickel Coated




Soap coat

Grease Bright

Typical Applications/Industries










Oil & Gas

Power Generation

OTMB Class 1 .078 Material on Reels – Deal of the Month!

OTMB Class 1 .078" Diameter Spring Wire on Reels - Deal of the Month!

Gibbs is offering 20,000 lbs of prime inventory, OTMB Class 1, .078″ diameter on reels, for $.75 per lb.  This prime material is offered FOB South Bend, Indiana.  Minimum buy is 10,000 lbs. Certifications and mill source available. 

For More Information Contact Glen Hare at 574-404-5028 or submit an RFQ referencing OTMB Class 1 .078″ excess inventory.