Cold Drawn

There are a handful of facilities that produce cold drawn steel bars and cold drawn wire, and Jade Sterling Steel has extensive knowledge and long standing relationships with many of them. As such, we are able to negotiate some of the most competitive pricing in the industry. We also have the capacity to provide just in time deliveries when required. Please feel free to contact us with any of your cold drawn steel bar or cold drawn wire requirements.

About Cold Drawn Wire/ Cold Drawn Steel

Cold drawn steel bar is produced through a process that begins with either hot rolled steel coils or hot rolled straight bars from the mill. Drawing is a metalworking process which uses tensile force to stretch metal.

For Cold drawn wire and bar, the starting stock is drawn through a die to reduce its diameter and increase its length.  Cold drawn steel is usually produced at room temperature and as such is classified as a cold working process. Aside from being more aesthetically pleasing, cold drawn wire and bars have several advantages and superior properties when compared to ordinary hot rolled steel bars. These advantages include size accuracy, finish, straightness and increased mechanical properties. Cold drawn steel may be supplied in bar by length or packaged into cold drawn wire that may be supplied in a continuous form placed onto a carrier. A common length for steel bar is 20′, although many cold drawers have the capacity to draw material to a variety of lengths.  Cold drawn wire may be supplied in a variety of coil weights depending on the supplier and application.

Some common applications for cold drawn steel bars are:

  • Fasteners
  • Hand tools
  • Precision machined parts
  • Roller conveyor axles
  • Stabilizer bars
  • Vehicle axles
  • Wheel spindles
  • Bearings
  • Concrete accessories.

There are many applications for cold drawn wire including:

  • Cables
  • Structural components
  • Springs
  • Paper clips
  • Spokes for wheels
  • Bolts
  • Grating
  • Shelving
  • Fasteners.

Cold drawn steel may be supplied in a variety of grades including 1018, 1035, 1040, 1045, 1215, 1541, 4130, 4140, 4150, 4340, 5160, 8620, A572 and A36.

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