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Deep Draw Technology Boot Camp

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023 - Thursday, August 17, 2023
Cleveland, OH & Virtual

This is an intensive three-day engineering and design event for tool and die makers, die designers, tooling engineers and apprentices.

Day 1: Attendees will learn the historical background of deep drawing including commonly accepted—but often misapplied—rules-of-thumb. The characteristics of deep drawing, shallow drawing, redrawing, reverse drawing, stretching and ironing are covered in-depth along with the influence that bending, straightening, friction, compression and tension have on each process.

Day 2: In a step-by-step approach, attendees will process a theoretical request for quote (RFQ) for a cylindrical part that includes estimating the number of draws and the blank size; calculate the required press-stroke length, tonnage and energy requirements; then select an appropriate press and determine the strokes-per-minute for the job.
Multiple methods are presented for calculating draw reduction limits and balancing draw reduction ratios; selecting punch nose profiles for drawing and redrawing; estimating blankholder forces; and selecting pressure systems. Progressive die applications and solving draw-related problems also are reviewed.

Day 3: Attendees will understand how to determine the number of draws and intermediate draw shapes for square and rectangular parts and blank shape development methods. Also presented: design principles for drawing irregular shapes and developing addendum; blankholder shape, draw bead design options and draw bead placement; and guidelines for drawing stainless steel alloys, aluminum alloys and copper alloys.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
10:00 a.m. Welcome/Introductions

10:10 a.m. Presentation  
• Historical Background
• Process Description and Nomenclature
• Press Capacity: Force and Energy Requirements

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:45 p.m. Presentation resumes

4:30 p.m. Adjourn

Wednesday, August 16, 2023
8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Presentation
• Cylindrical Shells: Processing and Cost Estimating
• Draw Reductions: Limits and Calculations

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:45 p.m. Presentation
• Drawing Methods and Die Design Principles  
• Redrawing Methods and Design Principles
• Blankholder Systems and Force Calculations
• Common Problems, Causes and Solutions

4:30 p.m.  Adjourn

Thursday, August 17, 2023
8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Presentation 
• Elliptical, Conical, Spherical and Stepped Shells
• Drawing Square and Rectangular Boxes
• Drawing Irregular Shapes

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:45 p.m. Presentation
• Addendum and Blankholder Development
• Draw Bead Layout
• Springback Compensation

2:30 p.m. Adjourn

All times are eastern.


Peter Ulintz, Technical Director, Precision Metalforming Association
Pete Peter Ulintz worked in the metal stamping and tool and die industries for 37 years prior to joining PMA in 2015 as technical director. His background includes tool and die making, die processing and design, engineering management, and product development. Peter speaks regularly at PMA technical seminars and conferences. He is past president of the North American Deep Drawing Research Group, and authors the Tooling by Design column in MetalForming magazine.


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 $109 per night plus applicable. Hotel accommodations include free self-parking. Hotel does not provide shuttle transportation.


$549 Members
$749 Nonmembers

Note: In-person registration includes breakfast and lunch. Virtual registrants will receive their unique log-in link via email from Webinar Admin.  If an additional connection is detected using your unique link during the seminar it will be disconnected.

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

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