Global industry trends are well known: innovation and innovation speed, cost reduction, digitalization, automation, reduced energy consumption, environmental protection … . These are also the trends observed in the wire industry and many of the technology projects at Bekaert are linked with these issues. This paper highlights some of the developments and challenges in the area of wire deformation and coatings such as higher strength and sound ductility of high-carbon wires, improved corrosion resistance, and endurance. It also discusses more novel approaches like smart machinery for more robust processing, newly developed test techniques, and challenges to comply with fast-changing regulations.
Hall: Sonoco Theater [Exhibition Hall]
Track: Technical Program
Type: Mordica Lecture