Wire drawing is a cold forging process in which a coarse wire produced by rolling is drawn through a tapered opening of a die, e.g. a drawing die. If the workpiece and the tool slide on each other during metal forming, friction occurs. Functional coatings reduce tool wear and counteract seizure. Thus determining the thicknesses of these coating systems is critical. Read our new case study to learn how you can benefit from using X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis for this specific application!