Deep Draw Technology Seminar

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - Thursday, December 6, 2018
Cleveland, OH


Get the tools you need to improve performance

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

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

Pete Ulintz, Technical Director, Precision Metalforming Association
Jeff Jeffery, President, IRMCO
Mike Sanchez, Sr. Applications Engineer, HYSON Metal Forming Solutions
Mike Tieri, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Chemcoaters

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December 5, 2018
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 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Reception with presenters

December 6, 2018
7:30 a.m.   Breakfast
8:00 a.m.   Presentation
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m.   Presentations
4:15 p.m.   Adjourn

Note: Breakfast, lunch and reception are included with your registration. 


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


Register early by November 10, 2018 and save $100!
$499 PMA Member
$699 Nonmember

After November 10, 2018
$599 PMA Member
$799 Nonmember

To register by phone please call 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.