Wiredrawing and straightening dies are used to straighten and curve wire. They are also called die cutting machines, wire EDM machines, and wireforming machines. The dies are made of aluminum or steel and are attached to a control arm that moves the cutting bit up and down, left and right, or in a circular motion. The die cuts the wire by pushing it down against a hardened steel cutting edge that is guided by the die.
Wiredrawing and straightening dies are typically very dangerous tools, as they can cause serious injury if not used correctly. There are a number of different types of injuries that can occur when working with these types of dies, and understanding the risks is key to preventing them. The most common type of injury with wiredrawing and straightening dies is called “die-handling”, which refers to the accidental contact between the tool and the die. This can result in cuts and bruises, as well as sprains or fractures in the hand or arm. Die-handling accidents can also lead to carpal tunnel syndrome or other wrist injuries. Another common type of injury with wiredrawing and straightening dies is called “die-slip”. This occurs when the die slips off the tool, causing it to become jammed or pulled out of the workpiece. If this happens while the die is spinning, it can cause serious injuries such as amputation. It’s important to use calibrated dies and tools whenever possible to avoid die-slip accidents. Additionally, it’s important to wear protective gear such as gloves and a face shield when
If you have been injured by wiredrawing and straightening dies, you may want to speak with an attorney. This type of injury can be very serious and you may be entitled to compensation. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your case with a lawyer, please contact our office.