The paper deals with the current issue of finding a new production program for employing handicapped people in the form of specifically oriented operations in the field of metallurgical production. It presents the opportunity to use the domestic raw material bases and to prepare the possibilities of evaluation of low-carbon cold-drawn wire and drawn wire of non-ferrous metals. At present, the Czech Republic imports a wide range of small products that require a high share of manual work, patience and manufacturing operations that need only a minimal amount of technological machine equipment in the form of tools and products. It is mainly galantry production, a consumer market area oriented to support small-scale production, crafts and family businesses. The paper presents selected knowledge and practical experience in the field of long-term work with handicapped people. At the same time, the research focuses on the ability of handicapped people to adapt to new production and assembly programs, on work with drawn low-carbon wire. The results of the research show the possibility of using low-carbon drawn wire with its properties for work of handicapped people in protected workshops.Keywords: low-carbon wire, non-ferrous metals, wire products, handicapped persons, protected workshops.
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