Deep Draw Technology Seminar

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Cleveland, OH


Discover how sheetmetal strength and thickness, forming speeds, surface coatings, lubricant types, die design, tool steel selection and heat treatment affect part formability, process performance and die life in deep-drawing applications.

Seminar topics include:

  • Tooling design principles for deep drawing
  • Deep drawing irregular-shaped parts
  • Draw die addendum and blankholder development
  • Selecting a suitable tool steel based on performance requirements or failure modes
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing tooling problems
  • The science behind friction at the tool surface
  • Understanding basic lubricant formulation
  • Material properties and their influence on forming and deep-drawing processes
  • How properties of higher-strength steels affect the deep-drawing process
  • How computerized die tryout makes die build more efficient and effective
  • Different force systems and the relevant applications for each type
  • How servo-controlled force systems can improve formability in the deep-draw process
  • High-pressure fluid cell forming of deep-drawn parts
  • Design considerations
  • Self-contained vs. hosed systems
  • Hoseless plate systems
  • Nitrogen manifolds
  • Hydraulic manifolds
  • Servo-hydraulic systems

Who should attend?
This seminar is designed for those designing, building and operating single-station, progressive and transfer drawing dies operating in hydraulic, mechanical and servo-mechanical presses.

  • Die Designers
  • Die Maintenance Personnel
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Plant and Operations Managers
  • Process Engineers
  • Product Designers
  • Program Managers
  • Quality Personnel
  • Tool & Die Makers
  • Tooling Engineers
  • Tooling Supervisors

Jeff Jeffery, President, IRMCO
Pete Ulintz, Technical Director, Precision Metalforming Association
Randy Kish, SMF-Business Development, Quintus Technologies, LLC
Mike Sanchez, Sr. Application Engineer, HYSON Metal Forming Solutions


Tuesday, December 5
7:30 a.m.    Breakfast
8:00 a.m.    Presentations
12:15 p.m.  Lunch
1:15 p.m.    Presentations
4:30 p.m.    Adjourn
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Reception with presenters

Wednesday, December 6
7:30 a.m.    Breakfast
8:00 a.m.    Presentations
12:15 p.m.  Lunch
1:15 p.m.    Presentations
4:15 p.m.    Adjourn  


Holiday Inn Independence 
6001 Rockside Rd.
Independence, OH 44131

Reserve your room online or call the hotel at 216-524-8050 ext. 298 to receive the group rate. Reference PMA to receive the special rate of $99 plus tax.

The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle to and from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport—you must call the hotel to arrange your pickup once you have retrieved your luggage. The hotel also offers free self-parking.  


Early-bird rate—register by 11/17/17 and save $100!

$499 PMA member (after 11/17 $599)
$699 Nonmember (after 11/17 $799)

For more information or to register by phone, please contact Marianne Sichi at 216-901-8800 ext. 150.

Please let us know if you require any special arrangements or accommodations.

PMA reserves the right to amend the program should circumstances warrant such action. In the event of course cancellation, PMA will notify you within seven days of the program date, and will refund registration fees. Liability for course cancellation is specifically limited to the amount of registration fees and excludes any incidental or consequential damages. Individual cancellations must be made in writing. Registration fees are nonrefundable for cancellations received less than seven days prior to the program. Substitutions are welcome at any time.