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TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tom Maxwell Jr., Die Quip Corp.
This presentation discusses common die concerns with a practical focus on understanding and preventing them.

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
“Lubricant Solutions”
Troy Carr and Bill Coode, Etna Products, Inc. & Etna-Bechem Lubricants, Ltd.
This presentation identifies the most common issues associated with wiredrawing lubricant systems and offers solutions to those issues.

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Horace Pops, Horace Pops Consulting Inc., USA
How do you identify possible causes of wire breaks? Is it the process or the material? Learn to distinguish between both issues that can result in wire breaks. A detailed analysis of central bursting (cuppy wire) will include both causes, prevention, and correction.
Horace Pops is president of Horace Pops Consulting, Inc., Ft. Wayne, Indiana, USA. He previously was director, metals laboratory at Superior Essex in Ft. Wayne. He holds an Sc.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.Met.E. degree from Lehigh University, and a B.Met.E. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was president of the Wire Association International from 1992 to 1993. He has received numerous honors from WAI, including its Mordica and Donnellan Memorial Awards as well as 16 paper awards spanning 1976 to 2008. He is the sole or co-holder of 10 patents.


Schedule subject to change.

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