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Silver Certificate Award Winners

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Silver Certificate Award Winners

The Wire Association Annual Medal Awards for the most meritorious paper on wire manufacture or fabrication during the year. Silver certificates are presented to authors of technical articles within the ferrous, nonferrous, electrical, and general industry segments.


2001
Ferrous icon.FERROUS DIVISION
"Development of a new hypereutectoid steel for high-strength wire" by Masato Kaiso, Nobuhiko Ibaraki, Yasuhiro Oki, and Takaaki Minamida, Kobe Steel Ltd

Nonferrous icon.NONFERROUS DIVISION
"Aluminum spiral wrapping for stabilization of niobium/titanium superconductor wire" by Gil Baker, Horace Pops, Jack Davis, and Julie Walker, SUPERIOR ESSEX, Inc; Greg Holt, Concurrent Technologies Corp; and Suhas Vaze and Dah-Wei Yuan, US Patent and Trademark Office

Electrical icon.ELECTRICAL DIVISION
"The right mix: morphology and dispersion of carbon black in the stabilization of weather resistant polyethylenes" by John Accorsi, Cabot Corp; and
"The 'cost of quality' in the wire and cable industry" by William Truran, Electronic Drives and Controls

General icon.GENERAL DIVISION
"Die design for fluorinated lubricants" by Anthony V Parise and Robert W Balliett, H C Stark Inc; and Betzalel Avitzur, Metalforming Inc

2002
Ferrous icon.FERROUS DIVISION
"Method for suppressing the surface cracking in cold forging" by Satoru Watanabe, Yoshifumi Haruhata, and Takashi Kuboki, Sumitomo Metals (Kokura) Ltd; and Yutaka Neishi, Sumitomo Metals Industries Ltd

Nonferrous icon.NONFERROUS DIVISION
"Factors affecting life of rolling mill rolls" by Gary L Spence, Encore Wire Ltd

Electrical icon.ELECTRICAL DIVISION
"Dielectric response measurement as diagnostic tool for power cable systems" by Bolarin S Oyegoke, Petri Hyvönen, and Martti Aro, Helsinki University of Technology

General icon.GENERAL DIVISION
"Ultra-smoothing bar and wire by drawing process with protrusion die" by Motoo Asakawa, Satoshi Kajino, Yuki Ohsawa, and Shinichiro Hashimoto, Waseda University

2003
Ferrous icon.FERROUS DIVISION
"Decarburization-free and soot-free bath-annealing with automated atmosphere control" by Chris Messina and Arno Muennich, Rad-Con Inc; and Robert Blumenthal, Furnace Control Corp & Advances Atmosphere Corp

Nonferrous icon.NONFERROUS DIVISION
"New perspectives on annealing analysis" by Gill Baker and Horace Pops, Superior Essex

Electrical icon.ELECTRICAL DIVISION
"High performance magnet wires" by Gregory G Kiproff and Ronald J Beeckman, Superior Essex

General icon.GENERAL DIVISION
"Flow stresses for the modeling of stainless steel and nickel alloy wiredrawing" by Chitra Baid and Roger N Wright, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

2004
Ferrous icon.FERROUS DIVISION
"Minimizing the deleterious effects of nitrogen to improve wire quality" by Bhaskar Yalamanchili, Peter Power, and Michael Butler, Gerdau Ameristeel Beaumont

Nonferrous icon.NONFERROUS DIVISION
"Comparison of competing continuous casting process" by Joseph Meseha and George Meseha, Meseha Advanced Technologies LLC

Electrical icon.ELECTRICAL DIVISION
"Temperature distribution over components with non-uniform current density" by Nasser Ghariban, Virginia State University; and Arnold E Petsche, A E Petsche Co Inc

General icon.GENERAL DIVISION
"Optimizing high friction drawing—a mechanical perspective" by Roger N Wright, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

2005
Ferrous icon.FERROUS DIVISION
"Effect of additional shear strain layer on tensile strength and ductility of fine drawn wire" by Satoshi Kajino and Motoo Asakawa, Waseda University

Nonferrous icon.NONFERROUS DIVISION
"Advance of beta titanium alloy TIMETAL® LCB in automotive spring applications" by Yoji Kosaka and Kurt Faller, Titanium Metals Corp (Timet)

Electrical icon.ELECTRICAL DIVISION
No Award

 

General icon.GENERAL DIVISION
"The metallurgy of archaeological wire: a tool for the modern metallurgist" by Rebecca Victoria Slater, The University of Bradford

2006
Ferrous icon.FERROUS DIVISION
"Development of a virtual wiredrawing tool for process analysis and optimization" by Surya Kumar Singh and Dinesh Gudadhe, Tata Steel Wire Division; and B P Gautham, Sharad Goyal, and Amol Joshi, Tata Research Development and Design Centre

Nonferrous icon.NONFERROUS DIVISION
"Enhanced electromagnetic monitoring system for quality improvement of copper rod" by Masoud Garshasb, Phelps Dodge Copper Products; and
"Analyses and prevention methods for wire breaks in ultrafine gold wire drawing" by Tsutomu Yamashita and Kazunari Yoshida, Tokai University

Electrical icon.ELECTRICAL DIVISION
"Optimization of pass schedule for copper-clad steel wire" by Cho Hoon, Jo Hyung-Ho, and Lee Kyong-Whoan, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology; and Kim Byung-Min, Busan National University

General icon.GENERAL DIVISION
"Comparison of the effectiveness of mechanical descaling against acid pickling for cleaning of low-carbon steel wire rod – a case study" by Chitra Baid, Kamal Baid, Naveen Baid, and Ashok Bagra, JLC Electromet Pvt Ltd

2007
Ferrous icon.FERROUS DIVISION
"Development of ultra high-strength wire for offshore applications" by Andrew Bell, Shaun Hobson, and John Wilkinson, Corus; and Chris O'Connor and Sara Sefton,
Bridon International Ltd

Nonferrous icon.NONFERROUS DIVISION
"Fabrication of shaped medical testing wire by drawing" by Kazunari Yoshida and Miki Matsunaga, Tokai University

Electrical icon.ELECTRICAL DIVISION
"Evaluation of motor winding insulation performance under pulse waveforms through electrical measurements" by Andrea Cavallini, Davide Fabiani, and Gian Carlo Montanari, University of Bologna

General icon.GENERAL DIVISION
"The application of Laser Doppler Velocimetry for the non-contact speed/length measurement and sequential printing of wire and cable products to decrease costs and improve productivity" by Les Jenson and Mike Kordik, Beta LaserMike

2008
Ferrous icon.FERROUS DIVISION
"Qualitative and quantitative identification of oxides on metallic surfaces" by Yea-Yang Su, Amorphous Oxide Technologies Inc; Robert M Shemenski, RMS Consulting Inc;
and Rosario A Gerhardt, Georgia Institute of Technology

Nonferrous icon.NONFERROUS DIVISION
"Effect of iron and silicon content and previous cold working of 1350 aluminum alloy after the wiredrawing process" by Jesus O González and José L Cavazos, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León; and Sergio A Montes and J Angélica Ramos, Viakable-Conductores Monterrey SA

Electrical icon.ELECTRICAL DIVISION
"Estimation of thermal diffusivity of crosslinkable cable insulations" by Sergio A Montes, Viakable-Conductores Monterrey SA; and Carlos A Alejo, Universidad Autónoma
de Nuevo León

General icon.GENERAL DIVISION
No Award

 

2009
Ferrous icon.FERROUS DIVISION
"Effect of the Sn content of bead wire and the kind of compound on the interface morphology" by Song Seong-Hun and Ban Deok-Young, Kiswire R&D Center; and Cho Kil-Won, POSTECH

Nonferrous icon.NONFERROUS DIVISION
"Effect of parameters of extrusion on strain and stress states in the manufacturing process of wire from alloy CuAg15P5" by Rafał Włudzik, Marcin Knapinski, and Jan W Pilarczyk, Czestochowa University of Technology; and Stanisław Ksiezarek and Zbigniew Smolarczyk, Institute of Non-ferrous Metals

Electrical icon.ELECTRICAL DIVISION
"Reaction to fire performance of cables" by Terence Journeaux, Prysmian Cables & Systems Limited

General icon.GENERAL DIVISION
"Improvement of straightness in rotational blade straightener for superfine wire" by Masahiro Yoshida, Motoo Asakawa, Satoshi Kajino, Motohiko Urabe, and H Kanaeda, Waseda University

2010
Ferrous icon.FERROUS DIVISION
No Award

 

Nonferrous icon.NONFERROUS DIVISION
"Production of thin wires of magnesium alloys for surgical applications" by Andriej Milenin and Piotr Kustra, AGH University of Science and Technology; and Jan-Marten Seitz, Friedrich-Wilhelm Bach, and Dirk Bormann, Institute of Materials Science at the University of Hannover

Electrical icon.ELECTRICAL DIVISION
"An in-process SRL predictor system for data cable manufacturing" by Ethem Erdas, Beta LaserMike

General icon.GENERAL DIVISION
No Award

2011
Ferrous icon.FERROUS DIVISION
"Analysis of influence of some parameters of conical die on properties of drawn carbon steel wire rope" by Jan W Pilarczyk, Justyna Adamczyk, and Bogdan Golis, Czestochowa University of Technology; and Jan Krnac, Zelezarny a Dratowny Bohumin

Nonferrous icon.NONFERROUS DIVISION
"Dynamic recrystallization of continuous cast copper wire rod and the rapid tensile test" by Tadeusz Knych, Andrzej Mamala, Beata Smyrak, and Monika Walkowicz, AGH University of Science and Technology

Electrical icon.ELECTRICAL DIVISION
"Effects of contact resistances in multi-strand cables on linear resistance measurements" by Patrick De Bruyne and Gaël Mauron, AESA SA

General icon.GENERAL DIVISION
"Reduction of residual stress of drawn wire" by Kazunari Yoshida and Ryoto Koyama, Tokai University

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