Technical Programming


Die-Setting Practices and Safety Seminar

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - Thursday, May 2, 2024
Cleveland, OH & Virtual

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.

This seminar addresses fundamental die-setting concepts and best practices, including:

  • Understanding press capacity/limitations
  • Servo drive technology
  • Press safety and point of operation safeguarding
  • Die removal and installation steps
  • Die clamps and fastener selection
  • Die clamping methods
  • Clamping problems to avoid
  • Setting the feed and straightener
  • Feed angle, sensor windows, and pilot release timing
  • Troubleshooting setup-related problems

View seminar flyer.


Wednesday, May 1, 2024
8:00 a.m.    Breakfast 
8:30 a.m.    Presentations
12:00 p.m.  Lunch   
12:45 p.m.  Presentations
4:30 p.m.    Adjourn
Thursday, May 2, 2024
8:00 a.m.     Breakfast 
8:30 a.m.     Presentations
12:00 p.m.   Lunch  
12:45 p.m.   Presentations
2:45 p.m.     Adjourn


Peter Ulintz, Technical Director, Precision Metalforming Association
Pete 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.


Precision Metalforming Association
6363 Oak Tree Blvd.
Independence, OH 44131


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

Reserve your room online to receive a special rate of $115 (plus tax). Hotel accommodations include free self-parking. Hotel does not provide shuttle transportation.


$499 Members
$699 Nonmembers

Note: In-person registration includes breakfast and lunch.
Note: 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.

By registering for this event, you agree that your contact information could be shared with our valued event partners and sponsors.

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