BALLOFFET S.A.S.

Route de Bourg, 01150 Lagnieu
France
Telephone +33 4 74401900
Fax +33 4 74357901
balloffet@balloffetdie.com

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Tools, auxiliary materials and agents for the manufacturing and processing of metallic tubes and pipes
  • 03.01  Tools
  • 03.01.02  Drawing tools
  • 03  Tools and auxiliary materials and agents for the manufacture of drawn wire and the further processing of wire products
  • 03.01  Tools for wire production
  • 03.01.02  Drawing tools
  • 03.01.02.03  Drawing dies with natural diamond (ND)

Drawing dies with natural diamond (ND)

  • 03  Tools and auxiliary materials and agents for the manufacture of drawn wire and the further processing of wire products
  • 03.01  Tools for wire production
  • 03.01.02  Drawing tools
  • 03.01.02.04  Drawing dies with polycrystalline diamond (PCD)

Drawing dies with polycrystalline diamond (PCD)

  • 03  Tools and auxiliary materials and agents for the manufacture of drawn wire and the further processing of wire products
  • 03.01  Tools for wire production
  • 03.01.02  Drawing tools
  • 03.01.02.07  Enamelled drawing dies

Enamelled drawing dies

  • 03  Tools and auxiliary materials and agents for the manufacture of drawn wire and the further processing of wire products
  • 03.01  Tools for wire production
  • 03.01.02  Drawing tools
  • 03.01.02.09  Tube and rod drawing dies

Tube and rod drawing dies

  • 03  Tools and auxiliary materials and agents for the manufacture of drawn wire and the further processing of wire products
  • 03.01  Tools for wire production
  • 03.01.03  Machines for drawing die processing

Machines for drawing die processing

  • 03  Tools and auxiliary materials and agents for the manufacture of drawn wire and the further processing of wire products
  • 03.01  Tools for wire production
  • 03.01.04  Tools for the manufacture of cables, fibre optics and wire ropes
  • 03.01.04.01  Wire guidings, fiber guidings and cable guidings

Wire guidings, fiber guidings and cable guidings

  • 03  Tools and auxiliary materials and agents for the manufacture of drawn wire and the further processing of wire products
  • 03.01  Tools for wire production
  • 03.01.04  Tools for the manufacture of cables, fibre optics and wire ropes
  • 03.01.04.02  Compacting tools

Compacting tools

  • 03  Tools and auxiliary materials and agents for the manufacture of drawn wire and the further processing of wire products
  • 03.01  Tools for wire production
  • 03.01.04  Tools for the manufacture of cables, fibre optics and wire ropes
  • 03.01.04.03  Stranding dies

Stranding dies

  • 03  Tools and auxiliary materials and agents for the manufacture of drawn wire and the further processing of wire products
  • 03.01  Tools for wire production
  • 03.01.04  Tools for the manufacture of cables, fibre optics and wire ropes
  • 03.01.04.05  Extrusion dies

Extrusion dies

  • 05  Testing technology, sensor technology and quality assurance for the wire and cable industry
  • 05.02  Product testing
  • 05.02.03  Diameter measuring devices

Diameter measuring devices

  • 07  Software and various services for the wire and cable industry
  • 07.02  Services
  • 07.02.01  Reconditioning services for drawing dies

Reconditioning services for drawing dies

Our products

Product category: Drawing tools

Natural monocrystalline drawing diamond dies

What is a monocrystalline diamond ?

A noble and efficient material !

Natural diamond is created in the depths of Earth from carbon combined with a catalyst under conditions of high pressures and high temperature. 

The "diamond", name derived from the Greek "adamas" meaning "Invincible", is the hardest natural mineral, 10 on the Mohs scale. Its tetrahedral crystal structure shows carbon atoms firmly linked by strong and rigid covalent bonds giving it its high density and extreme hardness.

In addition to its excellent wear resistance, diamond displays a very high thermal conductivity and an extremely low coefficient of friction, which makes it very efficient in extreme industrial applications such as wire drawing and material calibration, metals and fluids.

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Product category: Drawing tools

Synthetic monocrystalline diamond drawing dies

What is synthetic monocrystalline diamond ?

An interesting alternative  !

Developed according to HPHT methods (high pressure, high temperature), the manufacture of synthetic diamond is to grow a mixture of carbon and transitional metals by subjecting it to very high pressures and temperatures.

These monocrystalline diamonds have characteristics similar to those of natural diamonds with excellent thermal conductivity and good wear resistance due to its 111 crystal structure.

Balloffet works with the best suppliers in the world, certified for reliability and consistent quality for SSCD diamonds (synthetic single crystal diamond). 

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Product category: Drawing tools

Polycrystalline diamond drawing dies

What is a polycrystalline diamond ?

A very versatile material that provides an excellent return on investment ! 

Polycrystalline diamond (PCD) is a synthetic material invented by two Swedish researchers in 1953.

Available as platelets (blank) from the years 1974, this material is made from non-oriented diamond crystals linked together. The synthetic mass is sintered in presses at very high pressures and temperatures, in the presence of a bonding metal catalyst. 

PCD combines hardness, abrasion resistance, strength, toughness and high thermal conductivity. These properties and unique features make it a perfectly tailored and high-performance material in the drawing of numerous materials. It is also suitable for many other applications, combining precision and resistance to wear.

Polycrystalline is used in the manufacture of our dies, either as a PCD blank on its own (Self-Supported), or as a PCD blank with a carbide ring (Tungsten Carbide Supported). Thermally stable blanks (without the metallic bonding catalyst) can also be provided for high temperature or electrically nonconductive applications. 

The choice of material we use, namely Natural Crystalline Diamond, Synthetic Monocrystalline Diamond or Polycrystalline Diamond, will depend on the application, the die’s conditions of use, the technical and economic requirements of our customers.
 
PCD blanks allow us to cover an extensive range of die diameters from 0.030mm up to 38mm, as well as shaped dies (triangular, square, rectangular, oval, others shapes to drawing…) for the manufacture of profiled wires, bars and tubes.
 
We use, for the production of our dies, the leading brands for Polycrystalline Diamond (Compax™, Sumidia™, …) whose qualities have been proven for many years.

At the same time, our methods and R&D departments regularly check and test the quality of the various Polycrystalline diamond we use, allowing us to guarantee our customers the consistent reliability of our tools.

We have a large stock of PCD blanks of various granulometry (from 1µm up to 50µm grain size), allowing us to meet demands in the shortest time and bring our customers technical advice adapted to its application. 

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A full range of dies, guides, tools and equipment for drawing industry. Visit our die-shop on 10 A12

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