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Steel Wire Rod

Millennium has a wide variety of grades such as 1010, 1008, and 1035 as well as sizes of hot-rolled wire rod coils available to customers. Hot-rolled wire rod can be used in multiple applications such as aviation, agriculture, engineering, and concrete reinforcement, to name a few.

Hot rolled wire rods are wire rod coils formed from a hot rolled billet, with cross-section shapes including round, hexagonal, rectangular, octagonal, or semicircular.

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Grades and Sizes:
  • Thickness: 3/16" to 1"
  • 1006 to 1060
  • Possibly different grades and cold-drawn wire rod upon customer inquiry

Commonly used materials for these types of wire rods include low-carbon to high-carbon, stainless steel, and low alloys. Millennium Metals can offer steel solutions, including 1010, 1008, and 1035 steel wire rods. Chemical composition, size, and properties differ based on the final product’s applications. 

As they are made of low-carbon steel, 1010 steel wire rods are used in wire drawing and manufacturing of metalware and mesh. 1010 is a somewhat low-strength carbon steel, but this strength can be increased by treatment of the material. Machinability is not as good as many other grades, though formability is high. 

1008 is a specification for carbon steel that has been cold rolled. 1008 has excellent weldability and formability compared to hot-rolled steel, as well as brazeability. This type of steel is commonly used in low-stress applications, which include cold upset, extruded, and cold pressed parts and pieces. Our 1008 steel wire rods are versatile and can be drawn into what you may need fairly easily. 

1035 carbon steel possesses decent strength and toughness, which is higher than that of low carbon. This steel is commonly used for parts and components of medium strength, including nuts and bolts or parts that are upset or headed.

Choosing Millennium Metals

Our team here at Millennium seeks to provide every customer with a positive experience. This is why we are more customer-oriented than your standard service center. Our services include a stocking program, logistics, and a variety of processing solutions including laser cutting, lifting holes, pickling, and much more. 

Each of our locations across the Midwest offers a six-month to one-year stocking program, with benefits including: 

  • Locked in cost
  • Available as needed 
  • Cash-flow management 
  • More physical space on the customer’s floor 

Get in touch to discuss our steel wire rods, processing services, or any questions you may have.

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