Schedules

Detailed

Below you will find the detailed session listings for the WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo 2018.

Pre-show events and activities
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fundamentals of Wire & Cable Manufacturing
8:30 am - 9:15 am
Mechanics of Wiredrawing
Tennessee Ballroom B
Fundamentals General Track
9:15 am - 10:00 am
Drawing Dies
Tennessee Ballroom B
Fundamentals General Track
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Break
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Wiredrawing Lubricant Technology
Tennessee Ballroom B
Fundamentals General Track
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Wire Breaks & Surface Damage
Tennessee Ballroom B
Fundamentals General Track
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Fundamentals of Wire Manufacturing Luncheon
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Fundamentals of Ferrous Metallurgy
Tennessee Ballroom A
Fundamentals Ferrous Track
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Stranding & Cabling
Tennessee Ballroom B
Fundamentals Nonferrous / Electrical Track
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Cleaning and Coating of Rod and Wire
Tennessee Ballroom A
Fundamentals Ferrous Track
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Extrusion
Tennessee Ballroom B
Fundamentals Nonferrous / Electrical Track
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Break
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Ferrous Testing & Properties
Tennessee Ballroom A
Fundamentals Ferrous Track
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Fundamentals of Electrical Testing
Tennessee Ballroom B
Fundamentals Nonferrous / Electrical Track
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Ferrous Heat Treatment
Tennessee Ballroom A
Fundamentals Ferrous Track
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Used Machinery
Tennessee Ballroom B
Fundamentals Nonferrous / Electrical Track
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Wire and Cable Manufacturing Problem-Solving
Tennessee Ballroom B
Fundamentals General Track
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Executive Committee
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Conference Programming Committee
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Exhibition Planning Committee
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Membership Task Force
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Memorial Awards Committee
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Board of Directors
Day 1
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Tapping into Your Potential: Attempting the Absurd and Achieving the Impossible
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Coffee Service
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Exhibits Open
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Operations Summit Sessions
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Wire Die Maintenance and Inventory Control
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Employee Engagement Through Nexans Excellence Way
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Pressure Die Clearances
Tennessee Ballroom B
Equipment
10:30 am - 11:00 am
L&P SafeGuard—Using Hazard Elimination to Build Safety Culture
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Measurement and Controls
Tennessee Ballroom B
Equipment
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Why Do Some Company Safety Programs Work Well and Some Do Not?
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Corrosion and Mechanical Performance of Advanced Bezinal® Coatings
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Computer-Aided Design of the Laser Dieless Drawing Process of Tubes From Low-Plasticity Magnesium Alloys
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Engraining Automation Into Today’s Continuous Manufacturing Quality Systems
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Competitive Advantage of Digital Manufacturing
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tennessee Ballroom B
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Turning Your Ideas into Gold: How to Make Big Profits from Your Intellectual Property
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Welcome Reception
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Education Committee
Day 2
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration
8:30 am - 9:45 am
Member Rewards Breakfast, Annual Meeting,
Tennessee Ballroom C
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Manufacturing Management Workshop
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Exhibits Open
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Production Solutions
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ryman Hall B1-3
Ask the Expert
Post-show events and activities
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Post-Show Plant Tour
Nissan Assembly Plant, Smyrna, TN