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Drawing Dies

  Carbide Drawing Dies

RCD produces the highest quality carbide drawing dies, also referred to as draw dies, for use in making wire, pipe (tubing), rods and bars. The high compressive strength of tungsten carbide allows it to handle extreme pressure, making it ideal for use in drawing dies. For this reason, carbide dies are used in the drawing process by all major manufacturers. Drawn materials include mild steel, stainless steel and high carbon steel as well as other steel alloys. Softer materials, like aluminum and copper alloys, are frequently drawn as well. Raven Carbide Die produces these items in both custom and standard configurations, with or without cases. In addition to all of the usual advantages customers receive when dealing with Raven Carbide Die, something we call the RCD Competitive Edge, our drawing dies last longer under harsh conditions when compared with our competitors.
Rod Draw Dies
Rod Draw Dies
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Wire Drawing Dies
The wire drawing process involves drawing wire of a larger diameter through a die with a smaller diameter bore. This reduces the diameter of the wire to produce the desired size and tolerance of the wire, while the volume remains the same. Wires are sized by drawing them through a series of wire drawing dies, with each successive die having smaller bore diameter than the one preceding it. The final die in the series forms the wire to its final size.

Tube or Pipe Drawing Dies
Tube, or pipe, drawing dies can be round, hex or square as well as any custom shapes desired. The process is similar to the wire drawing process; however, a mandrel is used to form the inner dimensions of the tubing. The mandrel is placed at the throat of the die and used to determine the wall thickness and inner diameter. A properly formed mandrel will provide for a smooth surface on the inside of the tube or pipe.

Rod and Bar Drawing Dies
Bars and Rods are drawn in a similar fashion to wire, only they tend to be much thicker. A wide variety of metals are used for this purpose, including many steel and copper alloys. A cut-off knife is used to size the rods and bars to length. RCD produced high quality, close tolerance drawing dies will ensure a long lasting die, maximizing the number of rods or bars that can be produced before the draw die needs to be replaced. This saves money for your company by not having to purchase as many dies and having less downtime for workers and machines that need new drawing dies.

Wire Drawing Dies
drawing dies
Tube Drawing Die
drawing dies
Rods & Bars
What you get with The RCD Competitive Edge
  • The Lowest Cost - Typically 15%-25% lower than our competition
  • The Lowest Real Cost (Price per die minus costs associated with lower quality parts)
  • Precision Parts and Superior Designs - Better made dies last for thousands of more parts - Saving on downtime, labor and carbide die costs since fewer dies will do more!
  • Unbeatable Customer Service - We make your job easier for you. If you need a rush job or some pointers on getting more out of your dies, that's no problem. Rest assured we are committed to your success!
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