Definitions for "Cold Drawing"
A process in which steel, in the form for example of bar, rod, tube, section or wire, is reduced in cross-sectional area and so increased in length by being pulled through a die. Initially, the steel is at room temperature but the reduction process may cause a noticeable increase in the temperature of the drawn steel. Cold drawing increases strength but reduces ductility and toughness.
The mechanical work process of drawing tubular products through a hardened die while at room temperature. Usually done with a supporting mandrel (drawn over mandrel) to reduce the O.D., wall, or both.
A cold forming process, commonly used in tube and pipe diameter reduction, in which a tube is drawn through a carbide die. The diameter of the emerging tube or pipe reflects the size of the die.
Keywords:  finishing, see
See "Cold Finishing."