Drawing dies are typically made of tool steel, tungsten carbide, or diamond, with tungsten carbide and manufactured diamond being the most common. For drawing very fine wire a single crystal diamond die is used. For hot drawing, cast-steel dies are used. For steel wire drawing, a tungsten carbide die is used.
What is a wire drawing facility?
Wire drawing is a metal working process used to reduce the cross section of wire by pulling it through a series of dies. This process is a type of forging. Forging is the plastic, or permanent, changing of a metal shape. Forging can be performed at hot, warm or cold temperatures.