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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

MONDAY, APRIL 22
  7:00 a.m. -   4:30 p.m.     Golf Tournament  (Bus departs Omni Hotel at 7:00 a.m.)

  8:00 a.m. -   6:00 p.m.     Registration Open

  8:00 a.m. -   6:00 p.m.     Exhibitor Move-in | Hall A

  9:00 a.m. -   5:00 p.m.     Fundamentals of Wire Manufacturing

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     Education Committee Meeting

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.     Exhibition Planning Committee Meeting

  1:00 p.m. -   5:00 p.m.     Kia Motors Manufacturing Plant Tour (Bus departs Int'l Blvd Entrance at 1:00 p.m.)

  1:00 p.m. -   2:00 p.m.     Conference Programming Committee Meeting

  2:00 p.m. -   3:00 p.m.     Memorial Awards Committee Meeting

TUESDAY, APRIL 23
  8:00 a.m. -   5:00 p.m.     Registration Open

10:00 a.m. -   5:00 p.m.     Exhibits Open | Hall A

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.     Lean Manufacturing Panel

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     The People Difference: Recruiting & Retention Strategies Panel

12:00 p.m. -   1:30 p.m.    Luncheon & Keynote Address | Hines Ward | Sponsored by: Gem Gravure Co. Inc.

  2:00 p.m. -   2:30 p.m.     Mordica Lecture

  2:30 p.m. -   4:30 p.m.     Dies and Drawing Temperature Technical Session
                                              • "Improved wire quality with advanced TCHP dies"
                                              • "The influence of die approach and die bearing on properties of high-carbon steel wire"
                                              • "Temperatures in the wiredrawing process – measurements and simulations"
                                              • "Research of heat generation mechanism in wiredrawing with FEM analysis"

  2:30 p.m. -   4:30 p.m.     Shaping and Straightening Technical Session
                                              • "Processing technology of high dimensional accuracy shaped wiredrawing for spring wire"
                                              • "New straightening method using rotational blade and tension annealing for fine wires"
                                              • "Roll bending technologies for highly accurate compression ring of automobile engine"
                                              • "High-precision roll-bending of titanium alloy wire for glasses"

  2:30 p.m. -   4:30 p.m.     Cleaning & Coating Technical Session
                                              • "Mechanical descaling with sanders"
                                              • "Mechanical descaling with steel wool: Lisciani rod preparation"
                                              • "Mechanical descaling with brushes"
                                              • "New efficient and ecological surface cleaning technique for ferrous and nonferrous wire"
                                              • "Plasma annealing of stainless steel and nickel alloy wire—efficient, high-speed alternative to traditional tube annealing"

  3:00 p.m. -   3:30 p.m.     Wire Breaks Production Solutions | Facilitator: Horace Pops, Horace Pops Consulting Inc.

  4:00 p.m. -   4:30 p.m.     Care and Maintenance of Wiredrawing Lubricants Production Solutions | Facilitator: Ralph Noonan, Etna Products, Inc. & Etna-Bechem Lubricants, Ltd.

  4:00 p.m. -   6:00 p.m.     Member Relations Committee Meeting

  6:30 p.m. -   8:30 p.m.     Opening Reception | Omni Hotel South Tower Atrium Terrance

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
  8:00 a.m. -   5:00 p.m.      Registration Open

  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.      WAI Member Rewards & Annual Meeting (Members Only) | Sponsored by: Lloyd & Bouvier Inc.

10:00 a.m. -   5:00 p.m.      Exhibits Open | Hall A

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.     "Health Care Reform" Guest Speaker

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     Safety Case Studies Panel

  1:00 p.m. -   2:00 p.m.     "OSHA Preparation & Partnership" Guest Speaker

  1:30 p.m. -   2:00 p.m.     Surface Processing Production Solutions | Facilitators: Boockmann GmbH/The Slover Group

  2:00 p.m. -   4:00 p.m.      High Carbon Wire Technical Session
                                              • "Vanadium and niobium microalloying to increase strength of high-carbon wire steels"
                                              • "Properties of high-carbon steel wires drawn at extremely slow speed"
                                              • "The comparison analysis of the mechanical properties of wires from TRIP steel with different carbon content"
                                              • "The state of the art of saw wire process technology"

  2:00 p.m. -   3:30 p.m.     Nonferrous Technical Session
                                              • "Optimization of extrusion and wiredrawing of magnesium alloys using the finite element method and distributed computing"
                                              • "Technology production and properties of high-strength and high-conductivity nanostructured copper-silver wires for new type
                                                 overhead line conductors"
                                              • "Improvement of ductility of aluminum drawn wire by alternate drawing"

  2:00 p.m. -   4:00 p.m.     Forward Thinking Technical Session
                                              • "Eco Initiative environmental sustainability program"
                                              • "The monitoring and controlling of wire tension on stranding and similar rotating process machinery"
                                              • "Energy-efficient operation of pulse-jet dust collection systems"
                                              • "The potential for lubricant dust explosions in the wiredrawing industry"

  2:30 p.m. -   3:00 p.m.     Innovative I.T. Solutions for Wire & Cable Production Solutions | Facilitator: InnoVites B.V.

  3:30 p.m. -   4:00 p.m.     Breakthrough Innovation: Diamond Properties in a Hands-on Environment Production Solutions | Facilitator: Joe Memmott, US Synthetic Wire Die

  4:00 p.m. -   6:00 p.m.     WAI Board of Directors Meeting

THURSDAY, APRIL 25
  7:30 a.m. -   9:00 a.m.     5K Charity Road Race | Sponsored by: LEONI Wire Inc.

  8:00 a.m. -   3:00 p.m.     Registration Open

10:00 a.m. -   3:00 p.m.     Exhibits Open | Hall A

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.     Electrical Technical Session
                                              • "Optimizing shielded pair manufacturing"
                                              • "Of rodents, termites, and wires—non-toxic pest protection in cables"
                                              • "Application constraints and design considerations for military cable harness"

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.     Nonferrous Efficiency Technical Session
                                              • "Modernization opportunities for today's aluminum mills"
                                              • "Energy-efficient pulling and winding"
                                              • "Wiredrawing lubricants and the conversion from copper to aluminum"

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.      Acid Recovery Technical Session
                                              • "Success recycling with acid recovery"
                                              • "Optimized wire pickling management"
                                              • "Economic and chemical comparisons of hydrochloric acid recovery technologies for pickling operations"

11:30 a.m. -   1:00 p.m.      Ferrous Testing Technical Session
                                              • "Influence of the strain rate on the mechanical response of prestressing steel wires in cold drawing"
                                              • "Modeling centerline damage with DEFORM®"
                                              • "Validation of your high-value wire and rope products on material fatigue with state-of-the-art bend-rotation and bend-over-sheave
                                                test equipment"

11:30 a.m. -   1:00 p.m.     Continuous Casting Technical Session
                                              • "Continuous casting of copper-magnesium conductor alloys"
                                              • "Ultra-D ultrasonic degassing and processing of aluminum"
                                              • "Scrap refining for copper rod production"

12:00 p.m. -  3:30 p.m.     Home Depot McDonough Stocking Distribution Center Plant Tour / Not available - see Registration onsite.


 NOTE: Schedule is subject to change.

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