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Deep Draw Technology Seminar

Holiday Inn Opryland Airport
2200 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: 866-871-1171
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:45 AM CST
Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 4:30 PM CST
For more information, contact (PMA Technical Program Manager)
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Stuart Keeler, President, Keeler Technologies LLC
Peter Ulintz, Technical Director, Precision Metalforming Association
Gary Maddock, Customer Technical Manager, Zapp Tooling Alloys, Inc.
Darrell Quander, Sales & Product Manager-Press Solutions Business Segment, Hyson
Jeff Jeffery, CEO, IRMCO

Event Details

Understand how sheetmetal strength and thickness, speed of forming, coatings, type of
lubricant, surface temperature and hardness affect formability for a given part and tool

  • Selecting a suitable tool steel based on performance requirements or failure modes
  • How properties of today’s higher-strength steels affect the deep drawing process
  • Pros and cons of the new advanced higher-strength steels (AHSS)
  • Tooling design principles for deep drawing irregular shaped parts
  • Draw die and blankholder development
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing tooling problems
  • Using computerized die tryout to make die build more efficient and effective
  • Understanding basic lubricant formulary
  • Learn the science behind friction at the tool surface
  • Learn about different force systems, the advantages and the relevant applications for each
  • Understand how controllable force systems can improve formability in the deep draw process, addressing common issues including part inversion, wall thinning, wrinkling and cracking
  • Introducing advanced high-strength steels into the deep draw process and what this means to your high force profile

Who should attend?
This seminar is designed for those using single-station, progressive and transfer dies in hydraulic, mechanical and servo-mechanical presses.

  • Die Designers
  • Product Designers
  • Press Operators
  • Engineers
  • Tool & Die Makers
  • Supervisors
  • Plant and Operations Managers
  • Quality Personnel

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February 23, 2016
7:45 a.m.   Continental breakfast
8:00 a.m.   Presentations
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m.   Presentations
4:30 p.m.   Adjourn
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Reception with presenters

February 24, 2016 
7:45 a.m.   Continental breakfast
8:00 a.m.   Presentation
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m.   Presentations
4:30 p.m.   Adjourn

*Additionally, PMA will be holding its Press Technology Seminar on February 25, 2016. Extend your stay and attend both programs. Those who register for this program also may register for the Press Technology Seminar at a discounted rate of $149.

Seminar Location and Hotel Accommodations

Holiday Inn Opryland Airport
2200 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN  37214

Please call the hotel directly to make a room reservation. Reference PMA Seminar to receive the special rate of $114 (plus tax). PMA rate is available through February 6, 2016. Reservations made after this date are subject to availability. Free Wi-Fi and self-parking. Complimentary airport shuttle to and from Nashville airport. Airport shuttle runs every 20 minutes between 5 am and 11 pm and on demand from 11 pm until 5am.

Registration Information

Deep Draw Seminar only
$549 PMA Member 
$749 Nonmember

*Both: Deep Draw Seminar and Press Technology Seminar
Members $698 
Nonmembers $898

*If you wish to attend both seminars, receive a discounted registration rate of $149 for the Press Technology Seminar.  This option is available when you click on the "register" button below.  Prior to payment you can add this additional opportunity.