Several materials are commonly used in wire drawing, each selected for its specific properties and suitability for different applications. The most common materials include:

  • Copper: Known for its excellent electrical conductivity and ductility, making it ideal for electrical and telecommunications cables.
  • Aluminum: Lightweight and corrosion-resistant, often used in power transmission cables.
  • Steel: Offers high tensile strength and durability, used in structural cables and reinforcement wires.
  • Tungsten and Molybdenum: Used in high-temperature applications due to their high melting points and strength.
  • Stainless Steel: Resistant to corrosion and oxidation, used in environments requiring high durability.