Wire Rod Manufacture, Part II
This two-part webinar presents the essentials of steel rod technology, focusing first on steel-making, then discussing rod quality issues critical to wiredrawing. Part II discusses rod quality characteristics as they apply to the drawing process, relating them back to steel-making. Topics include characteristics such as chemistry, inclusions, surface quality, microstructure, and mechanical properties. Rod specification systems are reviewed with the aim of identifying appropriate requirements for each end use such as direct-drawn wire, patented-in-process, or heat-treated applications.
Robert J. Glodowski is director, technical services, for EVRAZ East Metals NA, Chicago, Illinois, USA. He previously worked for Armco Inc./GST for 30 years. He has served in a wide range of positions in the wire industry, from principal metallurgist to director of rod product technology. He has published numerous technical papers and holds two patents. A long-time active member of WAI, and other industry organizations, he won the 2002 Mordica Memorial Award.
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