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Die Maintenance & Troubleshooting Seminar

Sheraton Madison Hotel
706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53713
Phone: 608-251-2300
Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 8:00 AM CST
Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 3:30 PM CST
For more information, contact (PMA Technical Program Manager)
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Enhanced two-day seminar and workshop.
Bring your die-maintenance problems to this seminar!

Event Details

      •  Is there really a difference between die maintenance and die repair?
      •  Can my die designs be improved in order to ease maintenance on the shop floor?
      •  Is there a systematic to select tool steel and heat treatments to improve die life?
      •  How can I reduce cutting, punching and forming problems in my dies?
      •  What role does the stamping press play in die-maintenance problems?  

Attendees will learn answers to these questions as they also discover potential solutions and troubleshooting techniques for actual die-maintenance issues in their shop during this two-day event. 


Tuesday, June 19 - Seminar presentations

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Designing Dies for Ease of Maintenance, Peter Ulintz
10:30 a.m. Troubleshooting Formability Problems, Peter Ulintz12:00 p.m.
11:15 p.m. Press Selection for Maximizing Die Performance, Peter Ulintz
12:30 p.m. Lunch provided
1:30 a.m. Cutting and Punching, Nick Tarkany
3:15 p.m. Tool and Die Material and Related Operations, Ed Tarney
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Reception, beer and hors d'oeuvres

Wednesday, June 20 - Panel and workshop

8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
9:00 a.m. Panel discussion, topics include:
      •  Day-to-day operations
      •  How to extend die life
      •  How to lower maintenance costs
      •  Die maintenance
      •  Press up time
      •  Up-keep issues     
12:00 p.m. Lunch provided
1:00 p.m. Break-out group discussions with presenters
3:00 p.m. Adjourn

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Registration Information

Member $420 first person, additional person $320
Nonmember $520 first person, additional person $420

Hotel Accommodations

Sheraton Madison Hotel
706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53713

Please call the hotel directly to make a room reservation or reserve online.  Reference Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) to receive the special rate of $109 per night (plus tax). PMA rate is available through May 19. Reservations made after this date are subject to availability.

Questions regarding this event, contact Marianne Sichi 216-901-8800 ext 2159.