Wire diameter and length can be instrumental in optimizing your cold or hot forming process and logistics. A bigger wire diameter facilitates a bigger end product, easier near net shape or less forming steps. Longer wire lengths enable manufacturers to streamline and increase the continuity of their production processes. This results in less downtime or need for intervention and manipulation, reduced material losses and waste, as well as improved storage efficiency.
Lamifil has expanded its production capabilities via conform extrusion with large diameter aluminum alloy wires on coil or drum as a favorable alternative for billet extrusion. Today we can offer wires in 6082 alloy with a diameter of 30mm and for softer alloys up to 45mm on drums of up to 2 tons.