Smooth production. High performance.
Bekaert hard drawn shaped wire consists of unalloyed, patented high-carbon wire that supports the production of highly dynamic springs. Thanks to a high level of process control, the wires feature very consistent edge radii, which prevent cracking at surface stress point and contribute to a longer fatigue-life. The smooth corner edges and stable dimensions of the wire enable a smooth coiling process.
More design flexibility
Due to different geometrical force distribution, shaped wire obtains higher stiffness values than round wire. As a result, these wires accommodate greater design flexibility to operate in compact spaces and enable the production of springs with optimal fill factors.