Sunday, 22 January 2017 09:20


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This video (3:59) describes the natural vibration that causes chatter marks on wire between the die and draw block. Presented by respected machinery and drawing authority Don Young, it addresses remedies and key factors to ensure these fixes continue to…
Sunday, 11 December 2016 11:18

Wrap Testing & Torsion Twist Testing

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This video (8:56) describes the setup and operation of a bench-top wrap tester for coil tempered spring wire and a torsion twist tester for brittleness, inclusions, and other flaws in ferrous and nonferrous materials. The processes are demonstrated on Sjogren…
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 09:00

Central Bursting

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This 10-minute video identifies the causes and corrections of central bursting defects, or cuppy wire. Presented by esteemed wire breaks expert Dr. Horace Pops, it includes detailed illustrations and an explanation of the stages of this type of break.
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 08:56

Wire Solutions at Your Fingertips

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WAI President Andy Talbot introduces the second issue of HardWired. He briefly describes how WAI’s new newsletter and accompanying videos can not only help keep wire and cable production staff engaged, but also ensure they continue to learn and develop.
Monday, 31 October 2016 08:50

A Message From the President

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WAI President Andy Talbot welcomes readers to the inaugural edition of Hardwired, WAI’s new e-mail newsletter for the wire and cable industry. In this brief video message, Talbot describes what readers can expect from this new publication, including featured videos…
Monday, 31 October 2016 13:44

Extrusion Screw Cleaning

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This seven-minute video details the process of cleaning an extrusion screw. Hosted by Nexans Energy USA in Chester, New York, it presents a number of key points and considerations to ensure long service and keep the screw performing at a…
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