“S” shaped cast in wire

  • US 6,820,454 B2
  • Filed: 08/01/2003
  • Issued: 11/23/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/15/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of forming a weld wire for storage on a spool, said method comprising:

  • (a) extruding said weld wire;

    (b) substantially removing memory from said weld wire;

    (c) forming a substantially linear fast in said weld wire, said substantially linear cast in the form of an undulating curve generally in a single plane, said substantially linear cast having a generally fixed radius of curvature in the range of about 15-40 inches; and

    , (d) winding said wire having a substantially linear cast on said spool, said wire at least partially retaining said substantially linear cast after said weld wire is subsequently unwound from said spool.

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