Yes. In fact there is a big difference as they both have different requirements. The Buy American Act specifies that the wire rope must be manufactured in the US and that the cost of the domestic components must exceed 95% of the cost of all of the components. The Buy America Requirement is much more stringent in that it require that ALL of the manufacturing processes (including melting and manufacturing) of the steel occurs in the US.
They certainly can be. We manufacture our cables at our facility in Pomfret, CT. We source our raw material on the global market. If you require cable that is 100% domestic, please specify this at the time of quotation or order and we will manufacture it for you.
Most of our stock Military specification cables are manufactured to qualify to DFAR requirements. If you require DFAR compliant cable, please make sure to specify this at the time of quotation or order.
Yes. For all non-stock items that are manufactured to order, there is a standard +/- 5% of order length that is manufactured, shipped, and invoiced. Tighter tolerances can be held if requested. Please inform your sales representative if you have an exact length requirement.
They are not totally nonmagnetic. All 300 series stainless steel materials will work harden and increase magnetism with normal bending (cold working) such as that of typical cable application. Grade 304 may exhibit quite strong response to a magnet, whereas Grades 310 and 316 will in most instances still be almost totally non-responsive. Our SS 305 cables, while still magnetic, are designed to meet the “nonmagnetic” mechanical performance criteria of specification MIL-DTL-18375.
In general, different grades of stainless steel include different levels of trace alloys that are designed to provide more or less corrosion resistance. Type 316 provides an improvement in corrosion resistance over type 302/304.
Military specification cable has been designed to be superior to commercial grade cable for certain performance parameters, including breaking strength after endurance cycling. Contact us today to discuss your application and determine which cable is appropriate.
Like all manufacturers, we negotiate our raw material prices as far in advance as is possible. However, fluctuations in the metals markets necessitate that steel mills pass along certain costs to us related to the alloys used in the manufacture of steel.
Yes. There is a $25 charge for our standard certificate of analysis. For items that require further research and/or quality processes to compile the certification detail, such as a first article or a full material certification, there are additional charges. You can download a list of the current certification charges here. Please speak with your sales representative if you have any questions.
No. Hardware is offered through our Cableware Division located in Naples, FL. While we have the same name and ownership, we operate as two independent divisions. You will have to contact them directly to place a hardware order.
Yes. In most cases, to buy directly from us you will need to make a minimum purchase. That minimum is $1000.00 per line item for all cable assemblies, commercial grade bulk cables and military specification cables. If you are interested in small lengths of cable, please contact us to discuss what we have available for you in remnant inventory (short reels) and distributor stock.
We ship all cable in coils or on reels. We package lighter shipments in boxes and heavier shipments on pallets. If you have a preferred packaging method, please make sure to specify your requirements on your purchase order.