Steel wire rod is a long, cylindrical metal product made of steel. It is usually produced through a hot rolling process, where steel billets are heated and passed through a series of rolling stands to reduce their diameter and increase their length. The resulting wire rod has a circular cross-section and a smooth surface.
Steel wire rod is commonly used as a raw material for a wide range of applications. It is often used in the manufacturing of various wire products, such as nails, screws, wire mesh, fencing, and electrical wires. Depending on the specific requirements, the wire rod can be further processed through drawing, annealing, or coating to achieve desired mechanical properties, surface finish, and corrosion resistance.