Innovation in the processing of Wire Rods
Updated: Oct 8, 2020
Wire rod is a hot-rolled wire with a diameter ranging from 5.5 to 42 mm. Rods are made of carbon steel, aluminum, and copper of ordinary quality.
The cross-section of wire rod can be hexagonal, round, semicircular, or square. The main factor that determines the technical parameters is the type of material it is made of.
Wire rod is made by drawing hot metal through shafts. The shafts form and compress the metal from different sides, thus turning a piece of metal into a long, thin wire. At the end of the rolling mill, this wire is wound on a special winder, with the help of which the rod is rolled into skeins for further cooling. The production method is called ‘hot;’ however, the metal is not pre-heated – it is heated when passing through the shafts.