Shaped Dies

The shaped wires are increasingly used (connectors, generators, micro-generators, energy cables, filtration…).

Drawing a shaped wire provides a higher precision than rolling.

Experienced in designing and manufacturing diamond shaped dies from 0.030 mm (30 µm) up to 25.00 mm, Balloffet advises and supports you.

  • Personalized feasibility study – dies sequence calculation
  • Die definition (angles, bearing, etc…) and optimal geometry achievement
  • Sizing Preciseness: tight tolerances and ultra-reduced radius (mini R < 10µ)
  • Very high mirror polishing quality for an excellent surface finish, particularly for your enamelled wires
  • Large shapes diversity possible
  • Long-lasting for the best Return on Investment.

Complementary or in substitution of your rolling process, Balloffet presents a complete unique shape dies offer, with mono-crystalline (SSCD) or poly-crystalline (PCD) diamonds.

Our highly reproduceable processes in manufacturing allow us to ensure a very good level of straightness and wires and tubes surface finish.




Minimum Dimension

0.020 mm

0.50 mm

Maximum Dimension

1.00 mm

30.00 mm

Minimum Radius

< 10µm

50 µm

Standart Tolerance

2μm à 5μm

5μm à 10μm

A panel of solution fitting your need

From a round wire to a shape or from a pre-shaped wire to another shape 
  • Die specifications calculation
  • Dies sequence calculation and design according to the drawing machine specifications
  • Diamond type characteristics and size selection (mono-crystalline or PCD- granulometry – diametre and thickness…)
  • Consistent measurement report
  • Control on elongation of dies sequence possible, including for multi-wires machine


Tungsten Carbide dies possible for validation before diamond dies implementation

Any types of shapes achievable for wires or tubes 

We bring our contribution in the custom-made definition of your dies sequences as well as your finishing dies, to meet your need and expectations to achieve any shape.

  • Trapezoidal
  • Hexagonal
  • Rectangle, square, triangle
  • Trolley
  • Oval
  • Semi-round
  • Z Shape
  • Any shape can be considered.

Balloffet manufactures your shaped dies in compliance with high-quality standards with a high mirror polish surface finish for an optimal result.

Our Control Methods

Different equipments and measuring devices are available to carry-out different sizes and dimensional controls:

  • Mechanical wire size control (micrometer)
  • Optical surfaces (microscope)
  • Dimensional contact free (Quick scope type)
  • Shape with tri-dimensional / MMT – 3D

Our team of engineers supports you, designs and manufactures your dies.

The « HIGH PERFORMANCE » shaped dies comply with your quality requirements in terms of desired dimensions and geometries.

We remain at your disposal to study any request and all your projects.

Consulting expertise
World leader shape dies