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Best dry lubricant for continuous wire drawing

6 years 5 months ago #1990 by Archived Forum Admin

Can anyone advise me on the best "dry lubricant" for continuous wire drawing from size 5.5mm to 0.75mm?

The wire is carbon steel wire - rimmed equivalent grade similar to SWRM6R rimmed steel(carbon content 0.06%); another type i am thinking of using is SWRM8K killed steel wire (carbon content max. 0.1%).

i need the drawn wire to be easily cleaned, that means the dry lubricant is not thick and sticky.


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6 years 5 months ago #1991 by Archived Forum Admin
Depending on the number of passes, you could use a calcuim base lubricant for the first two or three die boxes and the rest a sodium base lubricant.

Contact dry drawing lubricant manufactures like:

Richard Apex www.richardapex.com
Henkel ( drawing lubricants division )

Eduardo Anaya
Senior Consultant
Mexico City
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