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Steel, Aluminum and Stainless Steel: How Metal Properties Influence Formability Seminar

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - Thursday, September 22, 2022
Cleveland, OH & Virtual


  • Properties and characteristics of common sheet alloys used in metal stampings
  • Language of sheet metal forming
  • Aligning the needs of the part with the capabilities of your metal supplier
  • Smooth transition from tryout to production parts
  • Approaches to problem solving

Program Highlights

Sheet Metal Types and Tests – Day 1

  • Growth in metal-alloy options increases importance of best practices in your plant
  • Stamping process variables
  • Sheet metal formability characterization: hardness and tensile testing
  • Differences between common sheet alloys used in metal stampings
  • How sheetmetal selection impacts joining: welding, riveting and adhesive bonding

Forming Sheet Metal – Day 2

  • How sheet metal production influences stamping performance
  • Navigating certs and specifications
  • Dimensional stability and springback
  • Lubrication and friction
  • Accounting for variability in simulation and in practice
  • Practices for smooth production launch and throughout part life
  • Problem solving on the plant floor to improve stamping performance

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Sheet Metal Types and Tests
7:30 a.m.   Breakfast
8:00 a.m.   Presentation
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.   Presentation
4:00 p.m.   Adjourn

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Forming Sheet Metal

7:30 a.m.   Breakfast
8:00 a.m.   Presentation
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Presentation
4:00 p.m.   Adjourn

All times are eastern.


Daniel J. Schaeffler, Ph.D., President, Engineering Quality Solutions, Inc. and Chief Content Officer, 4M Partners, LLC
DannyDanny Schaeffler has spent his 30-year career focusing on materials selection for sheet metal product applications, stamping tooling buyoff, hands-on formability analyses, and manufacturing process improvement. He is the founder and president of Engineering Quality Solutions and is passionate about training new and experienced employees at manufacturing companies about how sheet metal properties impact their forming success.

Schaeffler wrote PMA’s MetalForming magazine column, The Science of Forming, for four years, and now writes the Metal Matters monthly column. Through his other company, 4M Partners, Schaeffler wrote and published “Sheet Metal Forming—Engineering and Business Management.” Schaeffler serves on the SAE International Steel Sheet and Strip Specifications Committee and is past president of the North American Deep Drawing Research Group.  Danny is the Metallurgy and Forming Technical Editor of the WorldAutoSteel Advanced High Strength Steel Application Guidelines.


Precision Metalforming Association
6363 Oak Tree Blvd.
Independence, OH  44131


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

To make hotel reservations, reserve online or call 216-524-8050 ext. 298 and reference Precision Metalforming Association corporate to receive the special rate of $104 per night plus applicable taxes. Hotel accommodations include free self-parking.


$449 PMA members
$649 Nonmembers

Note: In-person registration includes breakfast and lunch.

$449 PMA members
$649 Nonmembers

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To register by phone, please call Marianne Sichi at 216-901-8800 ext. 150.

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