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

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023 - Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Cleveland, OH & Virtual


  • Properties and characteristics of common sheet alloys used in metal stampings
  • Language of sheetmetal 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

Sheetmetal Types and Tests – Day 1
• Growth in metal-alloy options increases importance of best practices in your plant
• Stamping process variables
• Sheetmetal 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 Sheetmetal – Day 2
• How sheetmetal 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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Tuesday, December 12, 2023: Sheetmetal Types and Tests
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Presentation
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Presentation
4:00 p.m. Adjourn

Wednesday, December 13, 2023: Forming Sheetmetal
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Presentation
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Presentation
4:00 p.m. Adjourn


Daniel J. Schaeffler, Ph.D., President, Engineering Quality Solutions, Inc.
Danny Dr. Danny 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 MetalForming magazine’s column, The Science of Forming, for four years, and now writes the magazine’s Metal Matters monthly column. Through his other company, 4M Partners, Schaeffler wrote and published “Sheet Metal Forming—Engineering and Business Management.”

Danny provides seminars on sheet metal formability for the Precision Metalforming Association. He is the lead content developer and presenter of the AHSS Metallurgy and Formability Training materials for the Auto/Steel Partnership. In addition, Danny is the Metallurgy and Forming Technical Editor of the WorldAutoSteel Advanced High Strength Steel Application Guidelines.

Schaeffler serves on the SAE International Metals Technical Committee responsible for specification creation and modification, and is past president of the North American Deep Drawing Research Group.


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 $108 per night plus applicable taxes. Hotel accommodations include free self-parking.


PMA Members: $499
Nonmembers: $699

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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