At Bekaert, we make profiled wire that meets your precise specifications. We can create complex profiles with the narrowest tolerances, and we have the competencies to deliver them in various bar lengths, makeups and exact-cut pieces. We form our profiles from a variety of metals, including stainless, high-carbon and low-carbon steel as well as non-ferrous metals.
Steel Profiling Processes
At Bekaert, we develop steel wire profiles through various steel profiling
processes. Creating a profile means shaping material, and those
configurations are possible through multiple methods, such as cold-rolling,
cold-drawing and finished part services.
Instead of using hot-rolling, cold-rolling uses ambient temperatures to
achieve higher strength and hardness. Cold-rolling combined with heat
treating the steel profile allows Bekaert to achieve your specific material
requirements. This process also changes the steel's dimensions - it begins
with steel rod, which becomes elongated as it passes through a series of
Cold-rolling produces steel that matches your specifications more precisely
than other methods. Plus, it improves the steel's performance and physical
properties. Cold-rolling can also reduce scrap material and costs over
other hot-rolling processes.
To cold-draw steel, we pull the material through a carbide die or Turk's
Head. Finishing rod with cold-drawing enhances the steel's properties and
allows us to change its shape and reduce its size. Cold-drawing also
creates profiled wire with closer tolerances than other methods, including
complex and asymmetrical profiles with sharp corners.
Finished Part Services
Our finished part services include cutting, punching, surface finishing and
packaging to your specifications. After creating your shaped wire, we
perform these finishing services to reduce lead times and eliminate the
need for shipping to a third party.
Types of Profiled Wire and Special Shapes
Wire comes in countless dimensions and configurations. We can produce wire
in various shapes, depending on your specifications and the material's
final use. Our capabilities include flat wire, shaped wire and oil-tempered
Available in various widths and thicknesses, flat wire is ideal for
automotive, industrial and consumer applications.
Steel profile wire is an essential part of many industrial and commercial
products. Configurations for our shaped wire include:
Sharp-edged squares and rectangles.
Half-oval, half-round and D shapes.
Trapezoids and triangles.
Flat with natural edges and rounded sides.
We can also create steel profiles to your specifications upon request.
Shaped wire has many uses in manufacturing, such as:
Oil-Tempered Flat Wire
Cooling hot wire and tempering with oil improves material properties. Thus,
oil-tempered flat wire is a common material for automotive, industrial and
Choose Bekaert's Steel Profiling Services
At Bekaert, we care about developing long-lasting relationships with our
clients. We offer a wide variety of processes under one roof, and each of
our competencies meets your high standards. Our service-oriented nature
makes us the ideal manufacturing partner for your company's development. We
can provide products with competitive lead times and match your order to
your exact specifications.
Download our brochure for more information
about the flat and shaped wire products we can create. If you have
questions or want to place an order,
contact our team