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Fundamentals of Wire Manufacturing


Dates: October 10 & 11, 2018

Location: Sheraton McKinney Hotel | McKinney, Texas, USA

Introducing WAI's first regional edition of its most popular workshop: Fundamentals of Wire Manufacturing.

New to the industry? Need to come up to speed in a hurry? Or are you unclear about the many wire processing terms you've heard?

Yes? Then this concentrated introductory course is for you. It provides a solid grounding in the essentials of wire and cable manufacturing presented by experts in the field. It's WAI's most popular training program and refresher course for new hires, sales teams, and operations personnel.

The workshop runs a full day on October 10 and October 11 features two optional plant tours to Encore Wire (SOLD OUT) and/or Wire & Plastic Machinery Corp. 

Course Topics:

  • Mechanics of wiredrawing
  • Drawing dies
  • Wiredrawing lubricants
  • Wire breaks & surface damage
  • Stranding cable
  • Cleaning & coating of rod & wire
  • Extrusion
  • Basics of electrical testing
  • Ferrous heat treatment
  • Used machinery
  • Manufacturing problem solving
  • Testing & properties
  • Ferrous metallurgy


  • 10 instructors
  • Ferrous, nonferrous/electrical & general tracks
  • Course materials and lunch
  • Value -
    • $195 WAI Members
    • $295 Nonmembers
  • A choice of one or both area plant tours to Encore Wire (SOLD OUT) and/or Wire and Plastic Machinery Corp. on day two.
  • Value -
    • $25 each

Event Schedule:

October 10, 2018

8:00 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. Combined Program

Noon Luncheon

1:00 p.m. Ferrous Program – Throckmorton B

1:00 p.m. Nonferrous Program – Throckmorton C

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

October 11, 2018

10:00 a.m. - Noon Encore Wire Plant Tour - SOLD OUT

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Wire & Plastic Machinery Corp. Plant Tour


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The Wire Association International, Inc., founded in 1930, is a worldwide technical society for wire and cable industry professionals dedicated to the promotion, collection, and dissemination of technical, manufacturing, and general business information and trends in the industry. Throughout the year WAI organizes events such as Interwire and the WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo trade shows, an online Industry Search, and an annual International Technical Conference. Its publications and technical products include Wire Journal International (WJI), the annual WJI Reference Guide, HardWIRED educational newsletter and videos, as well as a host of technical handbooks, webinars, and DVDs.


Contact us

The Wire Association Int.

71 Bradley Road, Suite 9

Madison, CT 06433-2662

P: (203) 453-2777