8:00 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open
9:00 a.m. Keynote: Stamping Tooling Technologies to Accelerate Innovations with GigaPascal Steels
Use of advanced high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels is growing rapidly in the automotive industry, to help meet stringent fuel-economy targets, enhance occupant protection and improve crash performance. While these steels provide optimal performance by providing excellent strength and ductility, from the perspective of die wear and tear, they require use of special die materials and surface treatments. Learn here about die-wear behavior when stamping higher-strength steels, and how to avoid costly die repairs and press downtime.
Dave Anderson, Director–Auto/Steel partnership
10:00 a.m. Understanding Material Properties
This presentation describes sheetmetal properties and their influence on forming processes.
Danny Schaeffler, Engineering Quality Solutions, Inc.
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Forming Limits and the Forming Limit Diagram
This presentation provides the fundamentals of the forming limit curve (FLC) and associated forming modes. A true understanding of simulation results and corrective actions is not possible unless the FLC is well understood.
Danny Schaeffler, Engineering Quality Solutions, Inc.
12:15 p.m. Lunch, Exhibits Open
1:30 p.m. Introduction to Simulation Technology
This presentation covers the two basic simulation technologies: the inverse (one-step) method and incremental methods. The attendee will understand the difference between these technologies and when it is appropriate (or best) to use each.
Jeanne He-Dubois, Dynaform Product Manager, ETA—Engineering Technology Associates, Inc.
2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions with Software Companies
Sponsors meet in small group sessions
4:30-6:00 p.m. Networking Reception, Exhibits Open

Thursday, June 1— Die Design Software

8:00 a.m. Die Quoting and Part Estimating Software
This presentation should highlight software capabilities associated with developing initial die costs and piece part costs.
Eric Bragg, VP/Sales Engineer, TST Tooling Software LLC
9:00 a.m. The Influence of Material Properties on Die Design
This presentation focuses its attention on the impact of properties for various sheet metal types and how those properties will affect a designers approach to the die design.
Peter Ulintz, PMA Technical Director
10:00 a.m. Break/Questions
10:15 a.m. Roundtable Discussion: Ranking Method of Progressive Die Strips
The first step in processing a progressive die is to develop a strip layout. All too often only one strip layout is created. Even if several strips are developed, how does one determine which is best? This discussion centers on how metalformers/die designers can rank strip layouts so the possible strip design is chosen.
Facilitator: Peter Ulintz, PMA Technical Director
11:00 a.m. Die Kinematics – Collision Avoidance and Other Problems
This presentation highlights collision-detection capabilities when simulating various types of tooling. Progressive and transfer dies can be simulated in various press types such as conventional, servo and link-motion. Fineblanking, fourslide, multislide and Bihler machines also can be simulated. Come away with a good understanding of slide-tipping prediction, reverse-tonnage loads and more.
Ray Proeber, President/Owner, Accurate Die Design Software, Inc.
12:15 p.m. Lunch, Exhibits Open
1:30 p.m. Next-Generation Simulation Leads Engineering--Beyond Just Validation
Adithya Ramamurthy, Application Engineer, AutoForm Engineering USA
2:30 p.m. Case Study: Development and Optimization of a Deep Drawn Transfer Case Cover
This presentation looks at the development of a deep drawn transfer case cover (for an automotive powertrain) from a one-step simulation through several incremental simulations and eventually to soft tool validation and final production optimization.
Peter Ulintz, PMA Technical Director


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