Technical Programming


Die Maintenance Seminar

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Windsor, CT


PMA’s two-day Die Maintenance Seminar offers a great lineup of topics presented by well-respected industry experts. Topics include:

  • Types of maintenance programs and their effectiveness
  • Impact that press selection and press maintenance have on die-maintenance cost
  • Importance of proper cutting clearance, tool steel selection and heat-treating practices to optimize die life and machine uptime
  • Improper die-setting practices that can damage dies and presses, and produce inconsistent part quality
  • Data-driven approach for solving problems in the press shop


  • Is there really a difference between die maintenance and die repair?
  • Can my die designs be improved to ease maintenance on the shop floor?
  • Is there a systematic way to select tool steels and heat treatments to improve die life?
  • How can I reduce cutting, punching and forming problems in my dies?
  • What role does the stamping press play in die-maintenance problems?

Attendees will learn answers to these questions as well as solutions and troubleshooting techniques for actual die-maintenance issues.

Do you have a difficult die-maintenance problem?  Why not discuss it with our expert presenters?

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Tuesday, May 1

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

Wednesday, May 2

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Presentations
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Presentations
3:15 p.m. Q&A / Discussion
4:00 p.m. Adjourn




Hilton Garden Inn Hartford North/Bradley Int’l Airport     
555 Corporate Drive      
Windsor, CT  06095

Reserve your room online or call the hotel directly. Reference Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) (Group Code: PMAPMF) to receive the group rate of $134 per night (plus tax). The PMA group rate is available through March 30, 2018.  Reservations made after this date are subject to availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates.

Hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the Bradley International Airport as well as self-parking and Internet usage.



Register early by March 30, 2018 and save $100!
$499 PMA members
$699 Nonmembers

After March 30, 2018
$599 PMA members
$799 Nonmembers

For more information, please contact Marianne Sichi at 216-901-8800.