Technical Programming


Die Setting Practices and Press Safety Seminar

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - Thursday, October 3, 2019
Hebron, KY

Die setting is a critically important activity that occurs multiple times throughout the day in the modern press shop. Proper die-setting practices and safety procedures are of prime concern because they can greatly impact machine uptime, machine maintenance, overall equipment life, die-maintenance cost, product quality, process repeatability and, most importantly, operator safety. View the event flyer here.

The Die-Setting Practices and Safety Seminar addresses fundamental die-setting concepts and best practices, including:

  • Press technology, including servo technology
  • Understanding machine capacity/limitations
  • Feed-line technology, including straightener types, capabilities and limitations
  • Feeding progressive dies, including verification steps to assure proper alignment
  • Establishing and setting feed-release angles
  • Troubleshooting progressive-die problems
  • Quick-die-change technology
  • Safety practices
  • Counterbalance settings
  • Recognizing and managing off-center loads and reverse tonnage

Jim Barrett, CEO, Link Systems
Robert Meyer, General Manager, Servo & Contract Products, Nidec Press & Automation
Peter Ulintz, Technical Director, Precision Metalforming Association
Todd Wenzel, President, TCR-Integrated Stamping Systems


Wednesday, October 2, 2019
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 – 6:00 pm. Reception with presenters

Thursday, October 3, 2019
7:30 a.m.           Breakfast 
8:00 a.m.           Presentations
11:45 a.m.         Lunch  
12:30 p.m.         Presentations
3:00 p.m.           Adjourn

Note: Registration includes breakfast, reception and lunch.


Cincinnati Airport Marriott
2395 Progress Dr.
Hebron, KY

Reserve your room online or call the hotel reservation line at 800-696-0165. Reference PMA Die Setting Practices Seminar to receive the group rate of $139 (plus tax). PMA rate is available through September 17, 2019. Reservations made after this date are subject to availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates.

Hotel offers complimentary self-parking and courtesy airport shuttle to and from the Cincinnati Airport. Complimentary airport shuttle is available from 4:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. Once you collect your luggage from baggage claim, call the hotel at 859-586-0166 and request a pick-up. In the baggage claim area, behind carousel #4, exit the sliding glass doors, labeled Door 10.  Hotel shuttle pickup is down the hallway on the right-hand side. 


Register by 9/24/19 and save $100!
$499 PMA members
$699 Nonmembers

After 9/24/19
$599 Members
$799 Nonmembers

Note: Registration includes breakfast, lunch and reception.

For more information or to register over the phone, please contact Marianne Sichi at 216-901-8800 ext. 150.