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The In's and Out's of Wire Manufacturing


No matter what product you are making, you will probably need some form of wire at some point. Whether it’s the manufacturing of nails, or the manufacturing of wire baskets, it’s likely that you will be using wire at some point in your manufacturing process. In order to properly work with wire and make sure that your products come out the way you want them to, there are a few points to keep in mind about metal wires and their uses in manufacturing processes.


What is steel wire?

Steel wire is a material that is used in a variety of industries for a plethora of purposes. It is an alloy that is made up of iron and carbon, and it is incredibly strong and durable. The manufacturing process of steel wire begins with taking raw iron ore and heating it until it becomes molten. Once it is in liquid form, impurities are removed and then it is cooled until it solidifies into steel wire.


Steel Wire Uses

Steel wire is used for a variety of applications including fencing, binders, chains, cables, springs, and more. The steel wire manufacturing process begins with drawing the wire from a rod. This is done by passing the rod through a series of dies that gradually reduce the diameter of the wire. After drawing, the wire is annealed to relieve stress and make it more pliable. Next, the wire is galvanized to protect it from rust and corrosion.


Types of Steel Wires

There are a variety of steel wires available on the market, each with their own unique benefits. The most common type of steel wire is carbon steel wire, which is known for its high strength and durability. Other types of steel wires include stainless steel wire, galvanized wire, and aluminum wire. Each type of wire has its own set of benefits that make it ideal for different applications.


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