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Membership Services Seminar

Press Maintenance Seminar

Precision Metalforming Association
6363 Oak Tree Blvd.
Independence, OH 44131
Phone: 216-901-8800
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 8:00 AM EST
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 4:00 PM EST
For more information, contact (PMA Technical Program Manager)
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Metal Stamping Press Maintenance & Troubleshooting

What is the press designed to do?
Is the problem with the tool or the press?

Event Details

You will learn:

  • How to quickly make adjustments to the die space to isolate the press problems from the tool
  • How to maximize uptime, even with less than perfect machinery
  • The Theory of the Box
  • Safe metal stamping press operations
  • The full understanding of the design and use of metal stamping presses
  • Efficient and practical preventive maintenance inspection procedures
  • Comparison between hydraulic and mechanical presses and their use
  • Different types of parts that can be produced
  • The importance of proper level and alignment of the press bed and/or frame
  • Terminology overview
  • Troubleshooting
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    Jeff Fredline of Columbia Machine Works is a well known conference speaker.  He has written and presented many times for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and serves as an active member of the Precision Metalforming Association.  For the past 10 years he has trained on a private basis for many industry leaders such as General Motors, Chrysler, Whirlpool, General Electric, BAE Systems and numerous smaller companies.  Mr. Fredline has a bachelor’s degree in business and has earned journeyman status in the machine repair industry.


    PMA Headquarters
    Wednesday, April 18

    8:00 a.m. Presentation
    12:00 p.m. Lunch provided
    12:45 p.m. Presentation
    4:00 p.m. Adjourn

    Registration Information

    PMA Member
    $320 first person
    $220 additional people

    $420 first person
    $320 additional people

    Hotel Accommodations

    Holiday Inn Cleveland South
    6001 Rockside Rd.
    Independence, OH  44131

    Please call the hotel directly to make your room reservation and reference the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) to receive our special group rate of $87 (plus tax). Reserve your room by March 23, 2012. Reservations made after this date are subject to availability.  Hotel accommodations include complimentary hot breakfast buffet, shuttle to and from airport and to PMA headquarters. (Use phone boards at baggage claim area upon arrival to arrange van transportation to Holiday Inn)