Several challenges can arise during wire drawing, affecting both the quality of the wire and the efficiency of the process:

  • Die Wear: Continuous drawing leads to wear and tear on the dies, necessitating regular maintenance and replacement to ensure consistent quality.
  • Heat Generation: Friction between the wire and the die generates heat, which must be managed with effective cooling systems to prevent thermal damage.
  • Surface Defects: Scratches, pits, and inclusions can occur, compromising the wire’s mechanical and electrical properties. Stringent quality control measures are essential to detect and address these defects.
  • Lubrication Issues: Inadequate lubrication can increase friction and wear, while excessive lubrication can lead to contamination and additional cleaning steps.