Wire Technology: Process Engineering and Metallurgy

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Elsevier, Dec 3, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 332 pages
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Wire drawing is a metalworking process used to reduce the diameter of a wire by pulling the wire through a single, or series of, drawing die(s). The engineering applications of wire drawing are broad and far-reaching, including electrical wiring, cables, tension-loaded structural components, springs, paper clips and spokes for wheels.

This all-new, classical text is the first to explain the complex theory and sophisticated engineering concepts with relation to wire drawing in an accessible and universal way for practicing engineers.

Designed to facilitate the entry and training of new engineers and upgrade the professional practice of those already in the field in the face of increased product demands and tightening specifications, this essential resource by industry expert Roger Wright provides:

  • A technical overview and introduction of engineering concepts related to wire drawing, suitable for beginners and practiced engineers looking to brush up on the theory behind the process
  • An interface with basic engineering education so as to provide an accessible introduction for engineers new to the field
  • Real-world worked examples, problems and protocols based on true life engineering scenarios and challenges
  • Unique coverage of the author's own pass design and risk prediction calculations, developed through decades of research and wire industry consulting

Whilst most competing titles are less practical in their approach and focus on either ferrous, non-ferrous or electrical, our book takes a universal approach more suited to the practicing engineer who needs knowledge of wire drawing across the board. Ideal for use as a complete insight into the process from start to finish or a dip-in resource for practical problem-solving, this versatile work-a-day guide, training tool and desk reference will help readers train their staff and adapt and improve processes at minimal cost for maximum performance.

  • Provides a unique universal approach, covering ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • Authored by an internationally-recognized specialist in wire drawing with extensive academic and industry experience
  • Real-world worked examples, problems and protocols based on true life engineering scenarios and challenges allow engineers to easily apply the theory to their workplace to improve processes, productivity and efficiency
  • Compact, concise and practical in comparison to the large, competing handbook tomes that are overwhelming for beginners and impractical for day-to-day work use
  • Ideal for use as a complete insight into the process from start to finish or as a dip-in resource for practical problem-solving, analysis and trouble-shooting
 

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Contents

14 Relevant Aspects of Carbon and Low Alloy Steel Metallurgy
199
15 Other Metallurgical Systems for Wire Technology
229
16 Wire Coatings
245
17 Redraw Rod Production
257
18 Wire Forming
267
19 Physical Properties
279
20 Current and NearTerm Developments
285
List of Symbols
297

9 Drawing Die and Pass Schedule Design
89
10 Shaped Dies and Roller Dies
113
11 Mechanical Properties of Wire and Related Testing
127
12 Drawability and Breaks
157
13 Relevant Aspects of Copper and Copper Alloy Metallurgy
175
References
303
Selected Formulas
309
Index
311
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Roger N. Wright, Professor Emeritus, School of Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has contributed broadly to the literature in the areas of metallurgy and metals processing, and is active as a short-course lecturer and consultant. Prior to joining Rensselaer, he was a senior staff member at Westinghouse Research Laboratories and at Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation. He holds B.S. and Sc.D. degrees in metallurgy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a

registered professional engineer and a fellow of ASM International and of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

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