Cold Drawn Bars


Cold Drawn Round Steel Bars

Northlake Steel produces all cold drawn bars in house.  All bars are cleaned by shot blasting before drawing, then pulled through a carbide die, straightened, saw cut to length, oiled, and shipped.  Cold drawing results in a product with higher tensile and yield strength, smoother surface finish, and a closer size tolerance.

Our Cold Drawn bars meet or exceed the standards set forth by ASTM A108 (ASTM A108-18, Standard Specification for Steel Bar, Carbon and Alloy, Cold-Finished, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018).


Cold drawing size capabilities range from 1” through 6” in size, lengths up through 40’.

We are capable of cold drawing Rounds, Squares, Flats, and Hex shapes.

Round bars can be drawn to a standard draft or heavy draft 100K min yield ASTM A311 class B (ASTM A311 / A311M-04(2015), Standard Specification for Cold-Drawn, Stress-Relieved Carbon Steel Bars Subject to Mechanical Property Requirements, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015,

Northlake Diagram of Cold Drawn Bar

Cold Drawing Diagram


We can draw all carbon, alloy, resulphurized, rephosphorized, and leaded grades.  Inquire for capabilities drawing copper, bronze, or other non-ferrous materials.

Common cold drawn grades (but not limited to): 1018 – 1045 – 10V45 – 1050 – 1117 – 1141 – 1144 – 12L14 – 1215 – 4130 – 4140 – 4150 – 8620.

Depending on grade and size, bars can be annealed or heat treated.

Surface Quality

Northlake can also furnish Turned & Drawn bars for customers who require seam and decarb-free surfaces.

Inventory Items

We carry several cold drawn items in our finished stock inventory.
These include 1” thru 6” round bars.

We also produce and stock cold drawn squares up to 4″ Sq and flats in many size combinations.

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