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Cold Heading Dies

Cold heading dies also called tungsten carbide punching, cold forming dies, or heading dies. It is compressed by powder metallurgy, with high hardness, high-strength cemented carbide dies, as an important working component of cold heading machine, completes punching, bending, stretching, etc., is widely used in the field of production and processing.

UKO’s cold heading dies have good anti-polishing toughness, fracture toughness, fatigue strength, anti-bending strength, and good wear resistance.

Grade Density(G/Cm³) Hardness(HRA) Bend Strength(N/mm²) Performance & application recommended
YG11 14.4 88.5 2600 Forming or stamping dies for metal powder and nonmetal powders
YG15 14 87.5 2800 For fabricating drawing dies of steel tubes and rods under high/compressibility ratio; punching, stamping, forging tools under large stress.
YG20 13.5 85.5 3200 For fabricating of stamping dies for watch parts, spring plates of musical/instruments, battery jars, small-sized steel balls, screws, screw caps.
YG16C 13.9 85.5 2900 Impact resistance, hot&forging dies, etc.
YG18C 13.7 84.5 3100 Impact resistance forging dies,hot-press forging dies, and rollers.
YG20C 13.5 83.5 3300 Dies for wear-resistant or impact-resistant application.
YG22C 13.3 83 3500 Nut forming dies and high impact resistance forging dies.
YG25C 13.1 82.5 3600 Stainless bolt header dies and rollers.
cold head dies proess
The cold head dies are subjected to a strong stamping load, and the surface of the concave dies is highly compressed, requiring the material of the die to have high strength, toughness, and wear resistance, so the production process and process of the cold die directly affect the quality of the dies.

UKO has many years of tungsten carbide dies manufacturing experience, has accumulated rich technology, from raw materials of tungsten carbide powder to the final product, with a complete set of reasonable, rigorous production technology and quality control processes.

  1. Grinding
  2. Pressing
  3. Sintering
  4. Quality Testing

Appliations of cold head cold diesThe cold head cold dies is mainly used in: a variety of metals and non-metallic powders, stamping, steel rods, steel pipe stretching, large stress, working, perforation and stamping mold, machine accessories, Core, making stamping mold, such as stamping watch parts, musical instrument spring, etc.

Dies the battery case, toothpaste skin; small size steel ball, screw, nut stamping mold, impact forging dies and manufacturing standard parts, bearings, tools, etc. Cold punching, cold press dies; warheads and Stamping dies of the shell.

  • Punching machine
  • Complete set of molds
  • Automatic nut cold heading machine
  • 4-Die 4-Blow cold heading screw making machine
  • Z12-4-75 Screw cold heading machine

Type of cold heading die

Punching die blanks to make steel balls
Heading die blanks to make hexagonal nuts
Heading die blanks to make standard bolts
Punching die blanks for batteries
Die blanks with sink
Die blanks for reducing diameter of nuts
Cutter for cutting materials
Combination die blanks to make hexagonal nuts


What Is Heading?2021-10-16T03:47:37+00:00

Heading is a processing method that uses forging machinery to apply pressure to metal blanks to produce plastic deformation to obtain forgings with certain mechanical properties, certain shapes and sizes. Forging (forging and stamping) is one of the two major components.

Forging can eliminate defects such as loose as-cast during the smelting process and optimize the microstructure. At the same time, due to the preservation of complete metal flow lines, the mechanical properties of forgings are generally better than castings of the same material. For the important parts of related machinery with high load and severe working conditions, forgings are mostly used except for simpler shapes that can be rolled, profiles or welded parts.

Manufacturing Method of Cold Heading Dies

Cold Heading Dies and processing method, which includes a core, a molded sleeve, a screw sleeve, and an ejector rod. The core includes a core head, a cushion block, a core-forming part, and a core tail. Each part of the core is provided with a through-hole.

This cold heading mold core is installed in the core through an interference fit. When the core is installed, the core and the mold sleeve must be installed with good concentricity. If the concentricity between the core and the mold sleeve is large, The deviation will affect the quality of cold heading products on the one hand and the service life of the core and the sleeve on the other.

In addition, because the mold core is a wearing part, it needs to use a large thrust to withdraw the mold core from the mold sleeve after large wear of the mold core and then replace the mold core again.

Due to the interference fit between the mold core and the mold sleeve, it is also easy to cause damage to the mold sleeve during the replacement process, affecting the assembly accuracy and actual service life between the mold core and the mold sleeve.

How Long Is the Service Life of Cold Heading Dies?

How long the cold heading dies can be used depends on whether the material used in the mold is good or bad, whether the mold structure is reasonable or not, and the strength of the processed material.
If it is non-ferrous metal materials such as copper and aluminum, the service life of the mold will be much longer, if it is iron material, the service life of the mold will be much shorter.

How to Choose the Grade of Hard Alloy Cold Heading Die?

  1. How to choose the brand of hard alloy cold heading die reasonably?Under the wear-resistant working conditions of hard alloy cold heading die under impact or strong impact, the commonality is that the hard alloy has good impact toughness, fracture toughness, fatigue strength, bending strength and good wear resistance. Usually, medium, high cobalt and medium and coarse grain alloy grades are used, such as YG15C, YG20C, YG25C and other grades.Generally speaking, the relationship between wear resistance and toughness of cemented carbide is contradictory: the increase in wear resistance will lead to a decrease in toughness, and the increase in toughness will inevitably lead to a decrease in wear resistance. Therefore, when choosing the alloy grade of Jinboshi cold heading die, it is necessary to meet the specific requirements according to the processing object and processing working conditions.If the selected brand is prone to cracking and damage early in use, a brand with higher toughness should be selected; if the selected brand is prone to early wear and damage during use, a brand with higher hardness and better wear resistance should be used . The following grades: YG15C, YG18C, YG20C, YG22C, YG25C from left to right, the hardness is reduced, the wear resistance is reduced, and the toughness is improved; otherwise, the opposite is true.
  2. The requirements of the hard alloy cold heading die on the equipment.Attention should be paid to the cold heading mold during use:a. The stamping machinery should be in good working condition;

    b. The matching seat of the mold support should not be scratched or tilted;

    c. The working end faces of the female mold and the punch should be balanced;

    d. When adjusting the equipment, it is not allowed to hit the carbide die with an punch;

    e. When cold heading die or extrusion die works, it is better to use proper lubricant.

    3. The requirements of the hard alloy cold heading die for the processed parts

The surface of the processed material of cemented carbide round rods should be smooth and free from defects such as scale, cracks and scratches. The material with high surface quality is not easy to break during cold heading, and it is not easy to scratch the mold. The surface quality of the parts is good.

Why is tungsten carbide cold heading die performance better?2021-10-16T03:52:25+00:00

In the standard parts industry, tungsten carbide cold heading dies to need to under great unit pressure in cold upsetting deformation process, when a large degree of deformation and material hardness, units of pressure up to 2000MPa more.

At the same time the metal flow intense, thus requiring tungsten carbide cold heading dies to have high strength, high hardness, and good fatigue resistance, in order to ensure the cold heading dies under high pressure without breaking, deformation, and wear resistance. Tungsten carbide cold heading dies raw material is produced by powder metallurgy composite materials, which have high hardness, wear resistance, life is several times and several hundred times than ordinary cold heading die.

With carbide manufacturing standard tungsten carbide cold heading die, not only have high dimensional accuracy of parts but also greatly improve the life of the cold heading die, can create good economic and social benefits.

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