How Is Wiring Made?

How Is Wiring Made?

Wiring has been around for centuries, but the way it is made has evolved greatly over time. Today, wiring is made from a variety of materials, including copper, aluminum, and steel, and is used for everything from home appliances to industrial machinery. So, how is wiring made? Wirenco, a wire supplier, offers many different types of affordable wiring for contractors and homeowners alike. In this blog post, we'll answer the question of how wiring is made. Shop all of our wiring today!

coiled up wire

Choose Your Metal & Shape It

The first step in the process of making wiring is to choose the type of metal you want to use and then draw the metal into wire. This is done by placing the metal into a machine called a wire drawing machine. The wire drawing machine pulls the metal through a series of dies, which reduces the metal's diameter and strength. The wire can be drawn to a variety of thicknesses, depending on the intended application.

different colored coated wires

Coat The Wire

Once the metal has been drawn into wire, the next step is to coat the wire. This is done to protect the metal from corrosion and electrical interference, as well as protect us, the consumers, from the hazards of wiring and electricity. Common coatings include PVC, nylon, and Teflon. The thickness and type of coating will depend on the application.

cutting wire with wire cutters

Cut the Wire

After the wire is coated, it is then cut to length. This can be done either manually or by machine. The length of the wire can vary. Here at Wirenco, we understand that cutting wire is not exactly an easy task. Therefore, we offer cut-to-order and pre-cut wire to make your electrical work easier. Learn more today.


Assemble the Wiring

The final step in the process of making wiring is to assemble the wiring. This is done by connecting the ends of the wires together using a variety of connectors. These connectors can be crimped or soldered, or they can be made of plastic, metal, or even fiberglass. There are different types of connectors that are designed to use for different purposes, such as for indoor or outdoor electrical use.

Quality Tested

Once the wiring is assembled, it is then tested for quality assurance. This ensures that the wiring is suitable, of high quality, and safe for use. After the wiring is tested, our wire supply company then packages and ships the building wire to the customer.



The first recorded description of wire being made is actually found in the Bible where gold leaf was hammered out and cut into threads. The wire drawing process has not changed much since then except for the fact that wire was always drawn by hand except in recent times with the advent of modern machinery. While making wiring is a complex process, electrical wiring is fundamental and essential to how we live today. Without wiring, most of the things that we rely on in our daily lives, from our computers to our cell phones, would not be possible. Understanding how wiring is made is an important part of understanding how modern technology works.

Wirenco is proud to carry on the tradition of wire making and manufacturing by being a preferred wire supplier for electrical contractors, home builders, and homeowners. We're proud that our affordable wiring has many uses and applications and helps to ensure people everywhere have a wonderful quality of life. Shop all of our commercial wiring, wire accessories, cables, and more online today!

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