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
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
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-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.