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Deep Draw Technology Boot Camp

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - Thursday, November 11, 2021
Cleveland, OH

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, November 09, 2021

12:00 p.m.    Arrival/Lunch in Ballroom I
12:45 p.m.    Welcome/Introductions
12:55 p.m.    Presentation
                             • Historical Background
                             • Process Description and Nomenclature
                             • Press Capacity: Force and Energy Requirements
4:30 p.m.     Adjourn

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

7:30 a.m.      Breakfast in Ballroom I
8:00 a.m.      Presentation
                            • Cylindrical Shells: Processing and Cost Estimating
                            • Draw Reductions: Limits and Calculations 
12:00 p.m.    Lunch
1:00 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, November 11, 2021

7:30 a.m.     Breakfast in Ballroom I
8:00 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


Peter Ulintz, Technical Director, Precision Metalforming Association
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. 


Holiday Inn Cleveland South
6001 Rockside Rd.
Independence, OH 44131

To make hotel reservations, please call 216-524-8050 ext. 298 and reference Precision Metalforming Association to receive the special rate of $99 per night plus applicable taxes by October 26, 2021. Hotel accommodations include free self-parking. Hotel does not provide airport transportation.


Register early by October 15, 2021, and save $100
$499 Members
$699 Nonmembers

After October 15 
$599 Members
$799 Nonmembers

Note: Registration includes breakfast and lunch

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