Annealing of Electrical Conductors
This webinar addresses principles of annealing, annealing of copper and aluminum wire, and annealing problems. Specific topics include definitions, structure—property changes, general concepts, engineering rules and guidelines, stages of annealing, role of work hardening; also, effects of composition, interaction of impurities, control of process variables (amount of reduction; intermediate anneals), measurement of annealing process, rate of softening, batch versus strand annealing; and annealability testing, purity and equipment problems, oxidation and staining, measurement of properties, hydrogen embrittlement, sticky wire, and frictional heating during drawing.
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.
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