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Finding the Right ND Drawing Dies Material

Selection of the right raw material to use in die tools is dependent on the type and size of wire being drawn. The wire-drawer's tonnage per die is an important factor. A wire-drawer must choose between Tungsten Carbide and Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) as the raw material for his die-tools. It is generally accepted that harder die material is required for drawing smaller wires.

Tungsten Carbide (TC)

Tungsten carbide is three times harder than steel, making it the most popular material for drawing ferrous wire materials. Tungsten Carbide is used when drawing larger diameter wires, drawing in smaller quantities, and changing of diameters need to be done more often. Tungsten Carbide Dies have seen a significant increase in usage since the introduction of Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) in the 1970s. This is because there are always larger blank dimensions.

Polycrystalline Diamond(PCD) Dies

Today's wire drawing machines and cable plants use PCD die tools to draw everything from rod breakdown to fine ND Drawing Dies. PCD Dies are highly preferred for drawing non-ferrous materials and stainless steel in thermally stable conditions. Get more info about Natural Diamond Drawing Die.

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The wire-drawing tool is the most important part of any wire-drawing business. The growth and collapse of any wire-drawing business is determined by this tiny, extremely hard precision tool that has a small hole in its center. Therefore, it is crucial to choose the right raw material to ensure superior die tools. These are some of the most important factors that will determine your success:


The Die-Material chosen has excellent wear resistance.
The Dies are durable and can last for a long time.
It is also possible to recut or refurbish the original use of the item.


When choosing between Tungsten Carbide and Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD), it is important to consider the above mentioned criteria. Tungsten carbide is used in high volume operations such as cold forming or cold heading. It is more resistant to wear, requires less maintenance and has a lower downtime.

Tungsten Carbide is more difficult than PCD, but PCD is much easier than Tungsten Carbide. Because of its superior wear resistance, cracking and bearing resistance, PCD is often used for fine wire drawing. PCD Dies are more durable and produce consistent results.


Tungsten Carbide is a low-priced raw material that is used in many wire-drawing industries. SZwiredie Industries can produce both tungsten carbide and polycrystalline diamond(PCD), depending on your requirements. We are available to answer your questions and provide the best service in Thane.


ND dies are abbreviations for Natural diamond Wire Drawing Dies. These dies are used in fine and very fine wire drawing as well as finishing-dies where wire surface quality is important. ND dies are used to make precision wire with an excellent surface finish and high wire drawing performance. They also have low friction and require low power consumption. Visit here:


S&Z Wire Die Co., Ltd provides durable wire drawing machines and wire polishing machines for wire, cable, and tube industrial applications. Automotive wire, superconducting and welding wire are all possible applications. Our vision is to become a global supplier for wire drawing dies that include Nano dies.

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