The current issue 4/2022 contains a report on the ‘NE Drahtforum’ in Nuremberg, a non-ferrous wire conference. Further WIRE introduced a new development in hairpin production. Several articles are devoted to exhibitors at the ‘K’ plastics fair in Düsseldorf. An extruder manufacturer reports on digital servicing and maintenance, while several other articles highlight innovations in quality assurance and marks. Researchers from Karlsruhe are working on automating the production of cable harnesses. Quality assurance in stranding is the subject of an article by Swiss company FMS. And a contribution from Spain looks at how to identify faults in wire production using artificial intelligence.