Newly appearing technical articles


The articles listed below are from recent technical journals and may be of interest to members. Copies are available from Margaret O’Malley at IST Headquarters.

Lux, R., Kletzin, U., Geinitz, V., Beyer, P. "Changes in mechanical parameters of stored patented cold-drawn steel wire”, WIRE JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, JULY 2014, pp 78-83

In a recently completed research project, 48 wires were prepared by varying the carbon content, type of smelting, type of patenting, chemical drawing preparation, single cross-section recuction and drawing speed.

The wire and spring research group at Technische Universität Ilmenau has cooperated with wire and spring manufacturers (Eisendraht- und Stahldrahtvereinigung and VDFI, the German manufacturer's association) in researching the long-term stability of mechanical parameters of patented drawn steel wire. Long-term natural aging effects on the mechanical parameters of patented drawn spring steel and rope wires were investigated in relation to multiple initial and process parameter variables.

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