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HardWIRED is WAI’s monthly e-mail newsletter which features a short, original video on an educational or training topic. The goal of these videos is to provide practical value that can translate directly to better performance on the shop floor. Below is the latest five episodes of HardWIRED, to see other previous episodes, please visit our YouTube Channel.
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Introduction to WAI's HardWIRED

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 on current and educational topics.

S2:E8 - The History of Wiredrawing

This video examines the rich history of copper and wiredrawing, tracing developments and techniques through the ages. Dr. Horace Pops leads the discussion, which also includes some details on the development of continuous casting.

S2:E7 - The Competitive Advantage of Digital Manufacturing, Part 1

In this first of two videos, Willem Sundblad of Oden Technologies details the stages for building intelligence into a system, and describes the potential for Industry 4.0 to improve production, increase efficiency, and eliminate waste.

S2:E6 - Annealing of Electrical Conductors, Part 2

The second part of a two-part series, this video discusses continuous online strand annealing. Dr. Horace Pops returns to examine the effects of time and temperature on final properties.

S2:E5 - Lubrication Maintenance,
Part 2: Wet Lubricants for Wiredrawing

Part 2 of this two-part series on maintenance of lubricants focuses on lube controls in wet drawing applications. David Gzesh of Blachford Corporation returns with advice on tests for concentration, pH, conductivity, and microbes.

S2:E4 - Annealing of Electrical Conductors, Part 1

This annealing video addresses principles that apply to both ferrous and nonferrous materials, with an emphasis on copper conductors. Dr. Horace Pops discusses property changes during annealing, impurities, and the issues that chemical analysis can often overlook.

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