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Deep Draw Seminar April 1, 2014

Holiday Inn Opryland/Airport
2200 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: 615-883-9770
Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 8:00 AM CDT
Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 4:30 PM CDT
For more information, contact (PMA Technical Program Manager)
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    Thank you to our Sponsors:         


Don't miss this Deep Draw Seminar - Get the Tools you Need to Improve Your Production!

Event Details

You will learn:

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

  • Selecting a suitable tool steel based on performance requirements or failure modes
  • Understand how and why sheet metal properties are the key to successful robust forming
  • Tooling design principles for deep drawing irregular shaped parts
  • Draw die and blankholder development
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing tooling problems
  • Using diagnostic tools to understand your process
  • Using finite element analysis to make die build more efficient and cost effective

Who should attend:

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

  • Designers
  • Operators
  • Engineers
  • Tool & Die Makers
  • Supervisors
  • Plant or Operations Managers

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Presenters Stuart Keeler, Patricia Miller and Peter Ulintz will provide you the necessary information you need during this one-day seminar to make significant improvements to your company's production performance.


Peter J. Ulintz, Manager, Advanced Product Development, Anchor Manufacturing Group
Peter has worked in the metal stamping and tool and die industries since 1978. His background includes tool and die making, tool engineering, engineering management, advanced process planning and product development. He has been speaking at PMA seminars, roundtables and METALFORM symposiums since 1996, focusing on topics such as: tool and die design, die maintenance, deep draw technology, metalforming simulation, building dies for high-strength steel stampings, and solving problems in the press shop.


Patricia Miller, Senior Technical Manager, Bohler-Uddeholm Corp.
Patricia has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of metallurgy, working within new product development and product rollouts, material specification for aerospace and tooling applications, quality control of incoming materials and general technical support. Her background at Bohler-Uddeholm, includes all product segment support including cold work tooling applications, hot work products, plastic molding applications and high performance steel applications. Pat also is involved in training, seminar and conference presentations and the development of steel standards for customers in a wide range of product areas.

Stuart P. Keeler, President, Keeler Technologies LLC
Stuart Keeler’s entire five-decade career has been dedicated to bringing science to the press shop. Career highlights include his discovery of the Forming Limit Diagram and the development of Circle Grid Analysis. His metalforming experience includes 24 years at National Steel Corp. in Detroit and 12 years at the ThyssenKruppBudd Technical Center – a large Tier One automotive body and chassis parts supplier.Seminar Location/Hotel Accommodations


April 1, 2014

8:00 a.m. –  Tooling and Design Principles
10:30 a.m. – Tool Materials and Coatings
12:00 p.m. – Sponsor Bruderer/Invernizzi Presse Presentation
12:20 p.m. – Lunch
1:15 p.m. – Press Selection
1:45 p.m. – Sheetmetal, Lubrication and Troubleshooting Part 1
3:00 p.m. – Sheetmetal, Lubrication and Troubleshooting Part 2
4:30 p.m. – Adjourn
Lunch and refreshment breaks provided.

Seminar and Hotel Accommodations

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

Please call the hotel directly to make a room reservation. Reference PMA Deep Draw  to receive the special rate of $104 (plus tax). PMA rate is available through March 14, 2014. Reservations made after this date are subject to availability. Free internet and parking.

Complimentary airport shuttle to and from Nashville airport. To take the Holiday Inn shuttle, proceed to the hotel shuttle station located one level below the baggage claim. The Nashville Airport hotel shuttle service is available from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Pick-ups take place every twenty minutes starting on the hour.

Registration Information

PMA Member   $320 – 1st person, $220 – Each add’l person(s)
Nonmember    $420 – 1st person, $320 – Each add’l person(s)