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Stamping Higher-Strength Steel Seminar - What Happens When Steel Gets Stronger?

Precision Metalforming Association
6363 Oak Tree Blvd.
Independence, OH 44131
Phone: 216-90-18800
Tuesday, November 04, 2014, 7:30 AM EST
Wednesday, November 05, 2014, 4:30 PM EST
For more information, contact (PMA Technical Programming Manager)
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Event Details

Key topics - You need to know these topics when dealing with higher strength

  • Understand the origin and effect of elastic and plastic stress (force) and strain (deformation)
  • See the effect that different mechanical properties have on different forming modes
  • Study corrective measures for springback, dimensional variation, heat and friction that increase as yield strength increases
  • Select the proper pressroom equipment
  • Die-design considerations
  • Special process considerations
  • Review case studies that reinforce the seminar concepts
  • New metals require new thinking in the lubricant realm
  • Applying the science of lubrication to your advantage
  • Using data to drive lubricant decisions

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 Who Should Attend

Development engineer           OEM                                            Prototype shop personnel

Die designers                       Part designers                             Quality control personnel                         

Die makers                           Process design engineers              Steel buyers            

Management                         Process improvement teams         Tool tryout personnel    

Metal suppliers                      Product design engineers               Tooling shops

Metallurgists                         Production personnel

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. From 1983 to 1997 he taught a three-day semiannual course in Understanding Sheet Metal Formability at the University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Center in Milwaukee. For PMA, Stuart is starting his 16th year as the Science of Forming columnist for MetalForming magazine.

Peter J. Ulintz, Manager, Advanced Product Development, Anchor Manufacturing Group
Peter has worked in the metal stamping and tool and die industries since 1978. He has been employed with the Anchor Manufacturing Group in Cleveland, OH since 1989. His background includes tool and die making, tool engineering, process engineering, engineering management and product development.
Peter speaks regularly at PMA seminars and conferences. He also is vice president of the North American Deep Drawing Research Group and is the Tooling by Design columnist in MetalForming magazine.

Patricia Miller, Senior Technical Manager, Bohler-Uddeholm Corporation
Patricia possesses more than 25 years of 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. She has worked since 1993 for Bohler-Uddeholm Corporation. Patricia graduated with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Illinois – Urbana/Illinois and obtained an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago with a focus on Operations Management. As senior technical manager, she supports the team of business area managers and sales staff in their marketing and sales activities in the United States and Canada.

W. Jeff Jeffery, CEO, IRMCO
Jeff is the CEO of IRMCO, a global 100-year-old privately owned firm based in Evanston, IL, that is dedicated to innovating lean green metalforming lubricants and advanced tribology in the field of Ultra and Advanced High Strength Steel metal forming. Jeff worked alongside chemical engineer Arthur Dampts to develop the very first deep-drawing synthetic lubricant more than 30 years ago. With a BA in Economics from Ripon College, Jeff currently serves on the FMA Board of Directors and also is a regular speaker at SME, FMA, PMA and TMA technical conferences and workshops. He has spoken at The Lake Forest Graduate School, Purdue University and The Federal Reserve Bank.


Schedule at a Glance
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

7:30 a.m.     Check-in and continental breakfast
8:00 a.m.     The Metal Side of the Story - Stuart Keeler
12:00 p.m.   Lunch
1:00 p.m.     Stamping Lubricants Redefined - Jeff Jeffery
2:40 p.m.     The Metal Side of the Story cont. - Stuart Keeler 
4:30 p.m.     Adjourn

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
7:30 a.m.    Continental breakfast
8:00 a.m.    The Impact of Material Properties on Die Design, Peter Ulintz
                   Proper Selection of Press Room Equipment – Peter Ulintz
                   Cutting, Punching, Trimming and Blanking – Peter Ulintz
                   Bending, Flanging, Forming and Drawing – Peter Ulintz
12:00 p.m.  Lunch
1:00 p.m.    Developments in Tool Steels for AHSS Work Materials - Patricia Miller
2:45 p.m.    Performance-Based Die Engineering Strategies - Peter Ulintz
4:00 p.m.    Adjourn

Registration Information

Members $549

Nonmembers $749

Hotel Accommodations

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

Please call the hotel directly to make room reservations.  Reference Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) to receive a special rate of $95 (plus tax).  Hotel accommodations include complimentary shuttle to and from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport; please arrange your travel with hotel and to PMA.