The ACS Advantage
Wire drawing is a metalworking process used to reduce the cross-section of a wire by pulling it through a single die, or a series of drawing dies. The wire is pulled through the die, which has a hole in the center, reducing its diameter and increasing its length.
ACS’ innovative wire drawing processes produce the highest quality wire products. Starting with 5.5mm (0.217”) “raw” wire rod in various alloys, we can draw down the wire to diameters as fine as 0.043mm (0.0017”). We primarily employ diamond dies in wire drawing, ensuring compliance and consistency. We also help customers save money and improve lead times by drawing down our own wire in-house. At ACS, we work to control the entire wire drawing process from start to finish, and by doing so, we do not place orders for “finished” fine wire. It is a significant advantage over competitors, who rely on outside suppliers for wire.
All wire pulled by ACS goes through a Meltec annealing furnace in order to achieve greater uniformity and strength.
Benefits of Wire Drawing
Wire drawing is a versatile and efficient manufacturing process that offers several advantages, including:
- Precise dimensions – wire drawing can be used to produce wire with exact dimensions, often down to a fraction of a millimeter. This is critical for many applications such as electrical wiring, medical devices, and aerospace components.
- High strength – achieved by cold working the metal, which realigns the crystal structure and makes the metal stronger.
- Excellent surface finish – wire drawing is often used for applications where the surface finish of the wire is important, such as automotive components and chemical processing equipment.
- Reduced manufacturing costs – a high-volume process that can’t be automated, wire drawing is a relatively cost effective manufacturing process.
Contact Our Wire Drawing Company Experts
Reach out to us today to learn more about our wire drawing services and how we can help you meet your unique requirements. We offer a wide range of wire drawing options, from custom dies to custom alloys, and as a leader in expanded metal manufacturing, we can provide you with a complete solution for your wire drawing and expanded metal needs.