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Cold-Drawn Steel Wire

Cold-drawing changes the steel's shape and size by pulling the material through a carbide die or Turk's Head. Often, steel will go through cold-rolling first and then cold-drawing to enhance its properties for better performance.

At Bekaert, we have single-die, multi-die and Turk's Head capabilities. This variety lets us create cold-drawn steel to your exact specifications. Plus, our process creates minimal scrap, and the cost is lower than it would be to complete the necessary machining yourself. Call +1 330-683-5060 to talk to an expert.

Cold-drawing has several benefits, including:

  • Precision. This process can create closer tolerances than other cold forming methods. We can create sharp corner radii, as well as complex symmetrical and asymmetrical profiles.
  • Performance. Cold-drawn steel has enhanced mechanical properties, which make better performance possible. After undergoing this process, steel is stronger and harder.
  • Surface finish. A smoother surface finish eliminates additional machining operations and cost.

The Process of Making Cold-Drawn Steel Wire

After we remove the iron-oxide layer, we lubricate the steel wire. Then, we use a powered capstan to draw the wire through a die that reduces the wire's diameter within a tight tolerance. Extra dies can reduce the diameter even further. Once we reach your desired dimensions, we wind the cold-drawn wire to your packaging requirements.

This process elongates the steel wire. Plus, this transformation process has a positive effect on tensile and yield strength. It also reduces ductility.

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Applications for Cold-Drawn Wire

Enhanced mechanical properties and improved performance encourage many manufacturers to choose cold-drawn steel wire as one of their primary materials. At Bekaert, we produce steel wire to your exact specifications, and the cold-drawing method ensures better precision.

Drawn wire products are highly versatile and have various applications in industrial and commercial settings. Whether you're in an automotive, industrial and consumer industry many of the tools you need rely on cold-drawn special steel profiles.

Here are some examples of how companies and their customers use our cold-drawn wire.


Cold-drawing provides material for many of the small parts that the automotive industry uses. These applications include:

Agriculture and Equipment

The agriculture industry uses wire for more than fencing. Our cold-drawn steel special profiles become items such as:


Miscellaneous drawn wire products include:

Why Choose Bekaert for Cold-Drawn Wire and Metal Profiles?

At Bekaert, we can perform several cold-forming processes, as well as other services. Our team provides expert customer support and has extensive knowledge of many forms of steel rolling and drawing, which we provide using industry-leading equipment. We can advise you on the processes and material grades for your application. What's more, we offer them in-house.

These capabilities benefit you because we can complete your entire order under one roof. When you entrust your business to us, we can reduce lead times, cost and wasted materials. These opportunities make us an excellent development partner for your company.

If you have questions about cold-drawing or any of our other capabilities, let us know.

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