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How could I harden a wire so it cant be bent very easily? Answered

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An Villain
An Villain

10 years ago

Heat red hot (the hotter the harder,) quickly remove from heat and dunk in water and leave until cool. This tempers it, it will be harder (and thus less flexible) but more easily breakable.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

10 years ago

It depends on the material. Spring steel wire can be hardened to the point it snaps like glass.

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Re-design
Re-design

10 years ago

Start out with stiffer wire. It's easier for me to bend stronger wire than to harden flexible wire.

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Tombini
Tombini

10 years ago

You need to specify what wire you are using such as; materials including insulation, intended purpose, thickness etc Without these it is very difficult to help effectively.

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orksecurity
orksecurity

10 years ago

Be aware that increased resistance to bending usually means decreased resistance to breaking.

What's the wire made of, how thick is it, and how do you define "very easily"? Some materials, and some sizes, just aren't going to put up much of a fight.