Since it’s founding in 1930, Utility Manufacturing Company has pursued the goal of providing the highest quality product with the current technology and with the best possible customer service.
Today Utility Manufacturing Company continues to provide the best quality in our industry along with customer service second to none. We are committed to total customer satisfaction.
Our aggressive management team is constantly researching and upgrading tooling and production facilities to insure the best use of current technology in order to provide our customers with the highest quality products possible at the lowest possible price.
In addition, production planners aggressively monitor the progress of each job as it moves through the production process in order to minimize lead time.
- High Quality Products
- Reduced Lead Times
- Competitive Pricing
- Satisfied Customers
THE UTILITY COLD DRAW PROCESS
Cold drawing is a process by which rod or pinion wire is pulled through a series of “progressive”
draw dies to achieve a desired cross sectional size and shape. The number
of “passes” or “draws” is dependent on the complexity of the
shape. After each draw an annealing (heat treatment) operation is performed to soften
the “work-hardened” metal in preparation for the next cold draw.
Cold drawing forms the metal without machining to produce a uniform
fine grain structure with increased tensile and yield strengths, close tolerances and
hardness consistent throughout the production lot.
The utility cold draw process offers superior mechanical properties
not available from machining, extrusion, die casting or other production methods.
Utility cold drawn parts look better, run smoother, and last longer.
- Cost reduction in producing near net shapes: the need for additional machining
is reduced or eliminated.
- Mechanical properties are enhanced through the cold working process.
- Lead times are reduced because of the reduced machining requirements.
- Very close and consistent tolerances can be held on large production
lots and repeatability of sizes is maintained from lot to lot.
- In-house tooling allows us to reduce the lead time and the cost for
producing samples or prototypes.