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Workshop on:

Drawing and Hydrostatic Extrusion of Wire and Rod

January 10th - 13th
Comfort Suites, Bethlehem, PA  (tentative)

Seminar Leader: Dr. Betzalel (Betz) Avitzur


General Information:

To register, please choose one of the options above. You will receive a letter of confirmation.

Registration Policy:

Registration fee is $1,500 for a single registrant.

Two or more (2+) registrants are entitled an organization to a $150 discount for each person registered ($1,350/ea).

This cost includes attendance, luncheons, dinner banquet on the second day, and a copy of the text manuscript.

Attendance is limited, therefore to ensure pre-registration, a deposit of $200 should be received no later than two weeks before the date of the workshop. Full payment at least two weeks before the seminar date will ensure registration.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

If participation is cancelled and notice served properly, no less than two weeks prior to the seminar date, fees paid will be returned, less a non-refundable charge of $100.

Fees will be fully refunded if the seminar is cancelled by Metalforming Inc., in which case a notice of cancellation will be mailed to the individual participants, and posted on the website.

Hotel Accomodations:

A block of rooms will be secured for participants at the following hotel:

Comfort Suites** (tentative)
120 West Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017
(610) 882-9700

* A courtesy shuttle from LVI Airport to the hotel is available.
** Yahoo Map Server can be used to generate driving directions and maps. (map of South Bethlehem, showing location of Comfort Suites)

Participants must make their own room reservation and payment arrangments.

The "Handbook of Metal Forming Processes" by Prof. Avitzur, and a version of a software package, are available through Metalforming Inc.

An updated detailed agenda will be mailed to each registrant two weeks prior to the course.

For further information and assistance, contact Dr. Avitzur either by telephone at (610)391-1338, by fax at (610)391-9566 or via email.

Other Seminars.

A listing of additional seminars on other metalforming processes and on those scheduled in the future can be found in the Seminars page.

This workshop and others can be custom tailored for an in-house presentation, on location. Please inquire for details.



This seminar is designed for engineers, advanced technicians and technical managers who deal with manufacturing or processing. Past seminars were found to be most effective as a training tool for new plant engineers, or transferees from other departments. It provides the needed background training in the fundemental concepts of wire making.

The faculty of the workshop will provide a working knowledge of these processes. This course will convey to the participants a basic understanding of the mechanics of these processes and methods for process optimization and product improvement through the use of computer modeling. Several computer software packages will be demonstrated.

Emphasis will be placed on computer modeling and control. Demonstration and "hands-on" experience in the use of PCs in a user-friendly, interactive method of modeling will be provided.

There will be time set aside for open discussions, as well as question and answer sessions.

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Monday, Jan. 10

  • Registration
    Overview and Opening Remarks
  • "Analysis of Flow Through Conical Converging Dies" (taped lecture)
    [ Refs 26, 56, 93, 128 in Publications listing ]
  • Coffee Break
  • "Analysis..." (continued)
  • Luncheon
  • "Hydrodynamic Lubrication"
    [ Refs 67, 169 in Publications listing ]
  • Videotape on Flow Through Conical Converging Dies
  • Coffee Break
  • Hands-on exercises on calculations of: Optimal Die Angle, Drawing Stress (as a function of Reduction, Die Angle, and Friction), and Determination of the Coefficient of Friction.

Tuesday, Jan. 11

Wednesday, Jan. 12

  • "Bi-Metal Drawing and Extrusion"
  • Coffee Break
  • Recapitulation of:
    1. Overview of the Wire Drawing Process
    2. Drawing Force vs. Input Parameters
    3. Hydrawdynamic Lubrication
    4. The Wet Wire Drawing Concept
    5. Lubricant Evaluation Laboratory
  • Luncheon
  • Hands-on session using PC-based software

Thursday, Jan. 13 (Optional)

  • This extra half-day is designed for participants who are interested in acquiring Lube Evaluation capabilities. It is available to non-participants by special arrangement.
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Last Modified:
Monday April 26 2010

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