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PMA Technical Training Library

The PMA Technical Training Library consists of a wide variety of downloadable PowerPoint presentations from some of PMA’s top seminars. Don’t miss out on this inexpensive opportunity to train.

Seminar Presentations Pricing:
$35.00 – Member price
$50.00 – Nonmember price

Die Building and Maintenance

Die Construction for Ease of Maintenance
Author: Carl Meyer, Progressive Tool Company
Description: Download this presentation and learn how to locate and clamp the die and how to align the coil to the die, and learn details on stripper design, dulling, chipping, wearing, moving, breaking and much more!
Featured at the Die Maintenance seminar
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Building Dies with Maintenance in Mind
Author: Carl Meyer, Progressive Tool Company
Description: Learn how to determine whether the up-front costs will reduce maintenance costs during the life of the program, various build techniques to lower maintenance costs and why it is better to do the initial die runoff and buyoff at the tool builder’s facility.
Featured at the Designing & Building Metal Stamping Dies seminar
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Tool Material & Coating
Author: Patricia Miller, Bohler-Uddelholm North America
Description: The proper selection of tool steels and surface treatments can improve production performance. This session will provide an update on tool materials and coatings, provide guidelines on selecting the proper tooling materials for a specific application, and provide case examples illustrating productivity.
Featured at the Deep Draw Technology seminar
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Tool and Die Material Considerations
Author: Ed Tarney, Crucible Specialty Metals
Description:  Learn how to use too maintenance as a design review and what causes the need for maintenance.  You will want to know what causes maintenance and if chronic maintenance can be reduced.  Learn it all here!
Featured at the Die Maintenance seminar
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Achieving and Sustaining Profitability: I Can Make the Part… Why Can’t I Make a Profit?
Author: Alan Lund
Description: Learn how to assess operations to uncover inefficiency and achieve profitability, the factors that affect and impact sustainable profitability and how to structure and sustain process and profitability improvement initiatives.
Featured at Technical Conference
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Die Design

Developing a Consistent System and Methodology for Estimating Dies
Author: Carl Meyer, Progressive Tool Company
Description: Learn about the benefits of having a consistent method for quoting dies.  Also learn the advantages of having a consistent quote, both for the buyer and seller.  Don’t miss it!
Featured at the Estimating Metal Stamping Dies seminar
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Tool Steel: Properties and Performance
Author: Ed Tarney, Crucible Specialty Metals
Description: Learn about the different types of tool steels available and how to compare the different properties.  You will also learn how to relate steel properties to tool performance.
Featured at the Designing & Building Metal Stamping Dies seminar
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Computer Aided Design Tools
Author: Al Foote, Compass Technologies
Description: This presentation demonstrates how to use state of the art technologies in CAD and CAM systems and how these help productivity, quality and delivery schedules.  Learn the benefits and detriments of 2D, 3D and high-end systems.
Featured at the Designing & Building Metal Stamping Dies seminar
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Designing & Building for High Strength Steels
Speaker: Peter Ulintz, Metalforming Magazine
Producing metal stampings from the new advanced high strength steels like the DP (dual phase and TRIP (transformation induced plasticity) requires particular attention to the die design. Recent die process research has proved the effectiveness of several unique processing methods that address problems specific to high strength steels. This presentation provides guidelines for designing and building dies for high strength steel stampings.
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Computer Applications in the Estimating Department
Author: Al Foote, Compass Technologies
Description: Learn about blank development for rough estimating and blank nesting for accurate estimating of the die.  You will also learn how to identify forming issues and special estimating issues with progressive dies.
Featured at the Estimating Metal Stamping Dies seminar
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Die Planning, Quoting and Sourcing
Author: Jeff Bennett, Tool Planners Inc.
Description:  This presentation shows challenges facing today's die builders and stampers. You will also learn the 10 irrefutable laws of successful die sourcing and the four Ps of the die-sourcing cycle.
Featured at the Designing & Building Metal Stamping Dies seminar
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Die Types, Uses and Terminology
Author: Jeff Bennett, Tool Planners Inc.
Description:  Download to learn about die types, components, terms and functions.  Learn how to determine which type of die is needed and what can be done in a die.
Featured at the Designing & Building Metal Stamping Dies seminar
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Developing the Information Required to Estimate and Quote Dies
Author: Jeff Bennett, Tool Planners Inc.
Description: Learn about business and technical data critical to producing accurate and consistent estimates as well as the influence of markets, customers, cost and competition, how to set show rates and various quoting methods.
Featured at the Estimating Metal Stamping Dies seminar
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Developing Die Concepts and Estimating Cost
Author: Jeff Bennett, Tool Planners Inc.
Description:  Don’t miss this step by step process for estimating direct labor hours and material costs, and guidelines for defining the activities to be estimated.  You will also learn how to estimate tooling material costs, internal labor hours, EDM hours, design hours and more!
Featured at the Estimating Metal Stamping Dies seminar
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Management

Sourcing Industrial Business via Internet
Author: Rona Boyer, Rona Boyer Consulting & Tony Foote, Footedge Media
Description: This 60-minute webinar will explain how to leverage the power of the Internet to attract new business. Learn which websites will get you the business you want, the basics of search engine optimization and how to develop your website content to distinguish your company from your competitors.
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Safety

Current OSHA Machine Enforcement Priorities
Author:  Jim Barrett, Link Systems
Description: This presentation will introduce lock-out during set-up, die setting, light curtains, press brakes and ergonomic controls.
Featured at the OSHA Compliance seminar
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Sensors

Tonnage Monitoring to Increase Die Life
Author: Dan Falcone, Toledo Integrated Systems
Description: A discussion of methods that can be used to monitor and control tonnage. Learn how this technology will reduce press maintenance, improve die life and performance, and assure that quality parts are being produced. Proper implementation and placement techniques are also covered.
Featured at the Sensors & Control Systems seminar
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Integrated Electronic Systems
Author: Tom Mascari, Link Systems
Description: Learn how intelligent integrated electronic systems store and recall process parameters, provide process and diagnostic information, and prompt operators in the operation of the press production systems. Learn how this technology greatly reduces setup time and makes complex systems more understandable and manageable for operators.
Featured at the Sensors & Control Systems seminar
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Sensor Applications for Die Protection
Author: James Finnerty, Wintriss Controls Group of Honeywell
Description: A discussion of the different types of sensor applications to monitor events such as shortfeed, overfeed, part ejection, cam return and stripper height. A description of each sensor will be followed by case studies of real-life applications, demonstrating tools and dies used with electronic sensing.
Featured at the Sensors & Control Systems seminar
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Die Protection Clinic
Author: James Finnerty, Wintriss Controls Group of Honeywell
Description: This presentation will introduce in-die-sensing innovations and allow observation of a variety of sensors under realistic end-use conditions in order to showcase advanced stamping.
Featured at the Die Protection Clinic seminar
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Short-Run Stamping/Prototyping

Short-run Planning and Understanding Costs
Author: Jeff Bennett, Tool Planners Inc.
Description: A presentation designed to help understand the key differences in prototype, short-run and traditional stamping. You will learn the costs of various short-run processes to determine the best methods for producing short-run stampings. Other topics include short-run tooling, piercing, blanking and subcontracting.
Featured at the Short-Run Metalforming seminar
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Spinning/Hydroforming for Prototypes and Samples
Author: John McGeever, Charles Schillinger
Description: A discussion on how subcontracting a portion of or the entire job to a spinning-hydroforming shop can reduce a stamper’s lead times and tooling costs. You will learn how prototypes and samples can be produced while permanent tools are being built.
Featured at the Short-Run Metalforming seminar
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Contact Marianne Sichi at Precision Metalforming Association at 216-901-8800 with questions.