Keep and Share logo     Log In  |  Mobile View  |  Help  
Select a Color
Choosing the Right Wire Drawing Dies Material



You will choose the raw material for your die-tools based on the type and size of the wire being drawn. Choosing the right raw material will depend on the wire drawer's tonnage per den. A wire drawer needs to decide whether to use tungsten carbide or polycrystalline diamond as his raw material. Generally, a harder die material is needed to draw smaller wires.

The tungsten carbide mineral

To draw ferrous wire materials, the most widely used material is tungsten carbide. For drawing large diameter wires, it is three times stronger than steel. As a result of the greater blank dimensions, Tungsten Carbide Dies have seen a significant rise in use since the 1970s. They are also suitable for drawing smaller quantities and changing diameters more frequently.

Die made from polycrystalline diamonds

Today, cable plants and wire drawing machines use PCD tools to draw everything, from rod breakdowns to fine diamond dies. You can learn more about Nano Diamond Coated Die for drawing nonferrous metals and stainless steel under thermally stable conditions.

Savings that are real

An important asset of any wire-drawing company is its wire-drawing instrument. In order to grow or collapse a wire-drawing company, it is crucial to choose the right raw materials for superior die tools. This tiny, extremely precise tool has a small hole in the center. Your business will be made or broken by these key factors.


Wear resistance is excellent in the chosen die-material.


Strong and long-lasting, the dies are durable.


If you want to refurbish or reshape the item, you can do so as well.


You should consider the following factors when deciding between tungsten carbide and polycrystalline diamond (PCD). Cold forming and cold heading are high volume applications for tungsten carbide. It has short downtime, is less prone to wear, and requires less maintenance. Read more about it


Although Tungsten Carbide can present more challenges, PCD is a more consistent and reliable method of drawing wire than Tungsten Carbide. PCD dies have greater wear resistance, crack resistance, and bearing resistance.




Our Thane tungsten carbide or polycrystalline diamond (PCD) can be made according to your specifications. SZwiredie Industries is here to help you with any questions you might have.


This type of die can be used for fine and very fine wire drawings as well as finishing dies that require high wire quality. It is possible to produce precision wire with high surface finishes and excellent wire drawing performance using ND dies. They consume less power and are low in friction. 


In the Wire and Cable Industry, S&Z Wire Die Co., Ltd provides long-lasting dies and tools. We aim to provide the highest quality dies and tools for wire and cable drawing at the shortest lead times in the industry as a global supplier of wire drawing dies and tooling."


To become the preferred global supplier of Diamond Drawing Dies and precision tooling to the global wire and cable industry. To provide consistent quality, application expertise, performance value, and supply chain efficiency that customers need to compete in a global market, we are the reliable supplier.



Creation date: Feb 20, 2023 8:21pm     Last modified date: Feb 20, 2023 8:22pm   Last visit date: Apr 20, 2024 2:52pm