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Membership Services Seminar

Press and Press Line Technology Seminar

Precision Metalforming Association
6363 Oak Tree Blvd.
Independence, OH 44131
Phone: 216-901-8800
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 7:45 AM EDT
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 4:30 PM EDT
For more information, contact (PMA Technical Program Manager)
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Technologies to Improve Part Quality, Die Life, Operating Efficiency and Equipment Life  

Event Details

Seminar Overview

Discover how sheetmetal type, strength, thickness and coil width influence the proper selection of coil handling and material straightening equipment. Learn how stamping speeds, press energy, reverse tonnage, vibrations and off-center loading affect part quality, die life, press selection, maintenance costs and overall equipment life. Learn how to specify and select the correct press line for specific stampings to ensure high-quality stampings, dimensional repeatability, optimum operating speeds and the lowest overall operating costs. 

Topics include:

Press Types, Capacity and Limitations
  • Forward Tonnage
  • Reverse Tonnage
  • Shock Dampening
  • Off-Center Loading
  • Energy & Torque 
  • Slide Velocity
  • Servo Technologies
  • Setting Pilot Release Properly
Coil Flattening, Straightening and Leveling 
  • Types of Coil Shape Defects
  • Flatteners
  • Precision Straighteners
  • Levelers
Material Handling and Safety 
  • Cradles, Reels and Turntables
  • Safety Procedures
Who should attend?
This seminar is designed for those designing, building and operating single-station, progressive and transfer dies operating in hydraulic, mechanical and servo-mechanical presses.

  • Press Operators
  • Die Setup Personnel
  • Production Supervisors
  • Plant and Operations Managers
  • Die Designers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Tool & Die Makers
  • Die Maintenance Personnel
  • Plant Maintenance Personnel
Todd Wenzel, President, TCR –Integrated Stamping Systems
Todd has more than 20 years of experience in the metalforming industry. He is a provider of turnkey metalforming systems and integrated production solutions. Todd’s in-depth field experience and application skills allow him to consistently contribute to increasing the growth and success of metal stampers. His unique understanding of OSHA and ANSI standards have established him as a leading trainer for the industry. Todd also has been a guest author for MetalForming magazine since 2004.

*Additionally, PMA will be holding its Sensor and Control Systems Seminar on March 22, 2017. Extend your stay and attend both programs. Those who register for the Press Technology program also may register for the Sensor and Control Systems Seminar at a discounted rate of $149.


March 21, 2017
7:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Presentation
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Presentation
4:30 p.m. Adjourn

Hotel Accommodations 

6001 Rockside Rd.
Independence, OH  44131

Reserve your room online or call the hotel directly to make room reservations. Reference Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) to receive a special rate of $99 (plus tax).  Hotel accommodations include complimentary shuttle to and from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport–you must call the hotel upon arrival to arrange your pick up.  Hotel offers free self-parking. Shuttle provided to and from PMA.   

Registration Information

Cost: Press Technology Seminar Only (registration includes continental breakfast and lunch)
$449 PMA Member 
$649 Nonmember 

*Both Seminars – Press Technology and Sensor and Control Systems Seminar 
$598 Members -both
$798 Nonmembers - both 

*If you wish to attend both seminars, prior to payment add Sensor and Control Systems Seminar under "additional opportunity."

To register by phone please call - Marianne Sichi at 216-901-8800 ext. 150