What is Shaped Metal Wire & Bars and its benefit?

What are Metal Shaped / Profile Wires & Bars?
Generally speaking, shaped metal wire and bar were considered been manufactured by cold/ hot forging, extrusion or drawing methods. However, for some shapes and material properties, they are difficult to be processed with above methods.
Taiwan Linkigi applies special roller dies on cold rolling and cold drawing methods to customize various solid special profile wire and bar.
Our main processing materials include carbon steel, alloy steel, stainless steel, brass alloy and titanium.

Example of Taiwan Linkigi Metal shaped metal wire and bar

In the market of metal wire / bar, as far as the cross-section (profile) of metal material is concerned, it is usually limited to round or simple shapes such as square, hexagon, and rectangular (flat). However, more complicated shapes are always required in actual industrial application, because the design of component parts tends to be more high-precision, lighter, smaller, and more delicate. These varieties of profile metal wire / bars are made for special industrial applications. Besides round shape, we name others as "Metal Shaped Wire / Bar".

Metal shaped wires / bars (also known as solid profiles) are wires / bars with cross-sections (profile) that are manufactured specifically to the users' required shapes. Commonly round, these materials can be formed into many different shapes, from the simple squares, rectangles and hexagons to highly complex and non-symmetrical shapes according to users' needs.

TAIWAN LINKIGI uses special cassette roller dies to form required metal material taking advantage of metal plasticity at normal temperature. Satisfactory processing achieves an accurate shape, a smooth clean surface, and consistent measurement.

Why Should You Use Metal Shape Wires / Bars as Material?
In order to get a required special shape, one traditional method is cutting the raw material to achieve the desired shape. However, it usually takes a long time to repeat the processing. Labor costs and loss of material go higher for more complicated shapes. In addition, for the cutting method to form a shape, it is difficult to control cleanness and smoothness of the surface and precision of dimensions. In this case, using metal shaped wires and bars is a great solution.

The benefits of using metal shaped wires / bars :
  1. Customized shapes to fulfill every customer's actual needs.
  2. Suitable for complicated shapes that cost more to achieve by other processing methods.
  3. Fewer production processes.
  4. Lesser wastage in material and higher output efficiency.
  5. Reducing production expenses.
  6. High accuracy in shapes and sizes (up to 0.01mm)
  7. Smooth, clean and bright on surface of metal materials.