Designing for Production

Making the Wilson Keyring

Cleveland, OH - 11/22/16

 The Wilson Keyring is formed at a factory on the west side of Cleveland. The process starts with 250lb spools of wire and ends with an efficient tool to carry your keys.

Above: our spool of 1/8" cartridge brass, amongst a sea of steel alloys


Above: the wire is fed off the spool into this shearing machine, which straightens the wire on rollers before cutting it to length


 Above: various tooling and forming components sit on table near a larger CNC forming machine, used to produce other Craighill products.


Above: after a manual de-burring (to round the ends), the wires proceed through 3 custom bending rigs

All that's left is a little cleanup, a Craighill stamp, and some packaging

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