Cut Wire

What is cut wire shot ?

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Cut wire shot pellets are produced by cutting a steel wire into lengths equal to the diameter of the wire. For shot peening operations, the cut wire pellets are rounded (or conditioned) to eliminate sharp edges that could damage the shot peened parts. 

Available in 2 grades, our High Durability cut wire is a specially heat-treated peening shot media that will help you save money with its extended life and quality manufacturing, while ensuring the best performance from your blasting process. 

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What characterizes our cut wire shot

Market-Leading Performance

What all our customers are striving for, all over the world, regardless of their sector of activity? To have service, tools and technologies and cut wire media that meet the highest requirements, in which they can have complete confidence. 

As the market reference in surface preparation media, W Abrasives guarantees its “cut wire” products a high level of performance in terms of : 

  • Durability & product lifespan 
  • Quality with a homogeneous microstructure
  • Consistency in hardness & particle size

Our cut wire products are characterized by 4 main properties: 

  • Size From 0.3 to 2.5 mm 
  • Conditioning level from G1, G2 and G3 
  • Hardness from 300 to 800 Hv 
  • Metallurgy: available in Carbon steel, Alloyed steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum.

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High Durability Cut Wire peening

Your benefits using W Abrasives' HD cut wire shot

Elevate Your Shot-Peening Operations

The highlights of our HD cut wire range lie in 4 main points: 


Thanks to its unique heat-treatment process, High-Durability Cut Wire shows an extended life of  

+30% compared to conventional cut wire shot, leading to more cost-efficient shot-peening operations.  


+30% life means reduced wastes output for your machine, making your shot-peening process more ecofriendly than ever!  


Top notch quality product, made in Japan by Toyo Seiko company. It is able to deliver a stable peening effect thanks to its highly consistent particles size and hardness. 

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Winoa's cut wire shot for different markets & applications

Shot peening at its best

While the road transportation segment represents more than 80% of the cut wire market, our products are versatile and applicable in various industries, including Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, and Oil & Gas.




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Cut wire shot & HD Cut wire

Discover abrasive solutions within our comprehensive cut wire range. Uncover the unique benefits of both Cut Wire and HD Cut Wire for enhanced performance in various industrial applications.

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Standard Cut Wire

Used in shot peening across industries such as Automotive, Oil & Gas, and Aerospace, Cut Wire offers advantages like high density for increased impact energy, low breakage, and constant intensity, contributing to stable processes over time. With a range of hardness options and availability in various metals and diameters, Cut Wire proves to be a versatile solution for blasting and peening needs.

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High Durability Cut Wire peening

HD Cut Wire

HD Cut Wire, or High-Durability Cut Wire, stands out as a specially heat-treated shot blasting media designed for optimal shot-peening performance. Manufactured by a high-quality supplier, this peening shot ensures high durability, homogeneous hardness and particle size, and a cost-efficient approach with a +30% extended life compared to conventional Cut Wire shot.

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Adhering to Industry standards

Keeping pace with evolving market needs

Meeting key standards

The market of cut wire shot evolves regularly, both to accompany the new needs of our customers, and to meet the specific requirements in terms of peening shot. 

We find 6 main standards of cut wire that we produce to: 

Automotive applications:

  • VDFI 8001 issued by German Spring Association : Peening media : cut wire shots  
  • SAE J441 issued by SAE International : cut wire shot for vehicle surface   

Aerospace applications:

  • 3 for aerospace applications
  • AMS 2431/3 (AWCR) : conditioned carbon steel cut wire shot – Regular hardness
  • AMS 2431/8 (AWCH) : conditioned carbon steel cut wire shot – High hardness
  • AMS 2431/4 (AWS) : conditioned stainless steel cut wire shot  
  • All issued by SAE International  

Your industrial challenges, our solutions

But some customers use their own standard, because of the specificities of their production, or the niche markets they address. The scope of application is not the same for each standard. To provide the best performance and reliability, work with our teams to precise which standard is needed and should be applied. 

Whatever your constraints, you will find at WINOA a precise answer to your industrial challenges. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about cut wire

Exploring common inquiries on cut wire and expert insights

Cut wire shot is utilized primarily for shot peening operations, providing enhanced performance in various industries such as Automotive, Oil & Gas, Aerospace, and Medical. But it can also be used in high performing cleaning and descaling operations.

Cut wire shot pellets are produced by cutting a steel wire into lengths equal to the wire diameter. For shot peening, the pellets are rounded to eliminate sharp edges (conditioned), ensuring safe and effective use.

Cut wire shot comes in sizes ranging from 0.3 to 2.5 mm, as cut or conditioning levels G1, G2, and G3, offering versatility for different applications.

Stainless steel cut wire shot is highly durable and long-lasting, characterized by excellent toughness. Cut wire shot, particularly stainless steel cut wire, wears down instead of fracturing or breaking, leading to less dust during blasting and ensuring a cleaner operation.

High-Durability Cut Wire, with its unique heat-treatment process, exhibits a +30% extended life compared to conventional cut wire, resulting in more cost-efficient, but also more stable and controled shot-peening operations.

The HD cut wire range offers cost efficiency, eco-friendliness, and top-notch quality, ensuring stable peening effects with consistent particle size and hardness.

Winoa’s cut wire products are characterized by a wide range of sizes, conditioning levels, hardness options, metallurgical choices and global availability, ensuring a tailored solution for diverse blasting and peening needs.

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You may also need

We also offer and manufacture other blasting media for your peening needs, such as ceramic beads, glass beads, or Ultra fine shots. 


Ceramic beads and Glass beads

Enhance surface finishes with our durable ceramic beads for hardening and glass beads for smooth, precise peening. Tailored for industries demanding purity and precision.

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Ultra fine shots 

Elevate surface refinement with our UFS, an extremely fine peening media of 75 and 100 microns, perfect for aerospace and automotive parts demanding utmost precision and consistency.

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