Drawing (Wire, Tube)
Reference work entry
Drawing is a plastic deformation process in which the cross-sectional area of a part is reduced by the contemporary action of a pulling force and a converging die.
Theory and Application
Basic Process and Classification
Figure 1 shows the basics of the drawing process. In this figure A 0 is the initial sectional area, A f the final one, F the drawing force, and α the drawing angle. Depending on the cross-sectional area shape, it is possible to distinguish wire drawing (on wires or rods) and tube drawing (on hollow profiles).
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