Technical Programming


Stamping Higher-Strength Steels Seminar

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - Thursday, September 13, 2018
Nashville, TN


Key topics – You need to understand these topics when dealing with higher-strength steels.

  • Understand the origin and effect of elastic and plastic stress (force) and strain (deformation)
  • See the effect that different mechanical properties have on different forming modes
  • Study corrective measures for springback, dimensional variation, heat and friction that increase as yield strength increases
  • Select the proper pressroom equipment
  • Die-design guidelines and pitfalls to avoid
  • Special process considerations for correcting coil defects and managing springback
  • Applying the science of lubrication to your advantage
  • Using data to drive lubricant decisions
  • Tool steel and surface coating technologies

Who Should Attend

  • Product design engineers
  • Process design engineers
  • Tool tryout personnel
  • Prototype shop personnel
  • Tooling personnel
  • Part designers
  • Steel buyers
  • Die designers and makers and development engineers
  • Process improvement teams
  • Metallurgists
  • Quality control personnel
  • Production personnel
  • Management
  • OEMs
  • Steel suppliers

Download event flyer here.

Thank You to Our Sponsor

Featured Presenters
Pete Ulintz, Director of Training and Workforce Development, Precision Metalforming Association
Danny Schaeffler, President, Engineering Quality Solutions, Inc.
Jeff Jeffery, President, IRMCO
Tom Brockie, Regional Sales Manager, Coe Press
Hunter Coe, CEO, Coe Press


Wednesday, September 12, 2018
7:30 a.m.    Breakfast
8:00 a.m.    Presentations
12:00 p.m.  Lunch
1:00 p.m.    Presentations
4:30 p.m.    Adjourn
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Reception with presenters

Thursday, September 13, 2018
7:30 a.m.     Breakfast
8:00 a.m.     Presentations
11:30 a.m.   Lunch
12:15 p.m.     Presentations
2:30 p.m.     Adjourn

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


In addition, the PMA Tennessee District will be holding its 3rd Annual Mfg/Suppliers Night September 13. Stop in after the conclusion of the seminar to meet with suppliers from all over the region. Learn more here.



Nashville Airport Marriott
600 Marriott Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

Reserve your room online or call the Marriott reservations at 800-228-9290 or 615-889-9300 to make a room reservation. Reference PMA Higher-Strength Steels to receive the room block rate of $169 (plus tax). PMA rate is available through 5:00 PM August 21, 2018. Reservations made after this date are subject to availability at the hotel's prevailing rates. Hotel offers, self-parking ($8 fee) and complimentary shuttle service to and from the Nashville International Airport.



Register early by August 24, 2018 and save $100!
$499 PMA member
$699 Nonmember

After August 24, 2018
$599 PMA member
$799 Nonmember

Breakfast, lunch and reception are included with registration.

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.