8:00 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open
9:00 a.m. Keynote: Stamping Tooling Technologies to Accelerate Innovations with GigaPascal Steels
Dave Anderson, Director–Auto/Steel partnership
10:00 a.m. Understanding Material Properties
This presentation provides the foundation for understanding the three basic forming modes and the material properties that influence them.
Danny Schaeffler, EQS Group
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, EQS Group
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.
TST Software
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. Next-Generation Simulation Leads Engineering—Beyond Just Validation
Adithya Ramamurthy, Application Engineer, AutoForm Engineering USA
12:15 p.m. Lunch, Exhibits Open
1:30 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
2:30 p.m. Die Kinematics—Collision Avoidance and Other Problems
This presentation highlights die collision/transfer collision detection software, slide tipping predictions, simulating the effects of increased speed (spring returns, cam interference), reverse tonnage loads, etc.