METALFORM Educational Conference

Thursday, October 1, 2009
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Enhance your knowledge by learning
Metalforming Educational Conference
from seasoned industry veterans. The METALFORM Educational Conference will provide participants at all experience levels with new and creative ideas and concepts to apply in company operations. With many presentations available, it’s easy to plan a personal curriculum that meets your information needs.

To sign up for the conference, visit or use the registration form on page 45-46.

Monday, November 16
8 – 10 a.m.

Session S20 Stamping Advanced High Strength Steels I
Die Planning, Estimating and Sourcing Strategies
Jeff Bennett, Tool Planners

Techniques and software that improves the overall speed, accuracy and consistency of the production-planning and estimating process.

• Recommendations for successful outsourcing of dies and stamped metal parts;

• Selecting the best stamping process for your part;

• How to create die concepts quickly using basic desktop tools;

• Software solutions for estimating dies and production parts; and

• The 4 Ps of successful die outsourcing.

Clearing the Springback Hurdle—Eric Kam, AutoForm Engineering GmbH

How to recognize the elements of product design and manufacturing that lead to springback. Methods for predicting, resolving and living with springback will be discussed, as will:

• Computer simulation as a tool for predicting, evaluating and combating the effects of springback;

• The challenges presented by advanced high strength steels; and

• Springback.

Session S21Sensors and Controls for Metalforming I
Extreme Lean: Eliminating Expensive Dies and Assembly Processes with Right-Sized Tooling and Mistake-Proofing Sensors—George Keremedjiev, Tecknow Education Services

The latest approaches in the use of electronic sensors and controls for mistake-proofed tooling, machinery and controls, available at e a fraction of the cost of conventional metalforming and assembly processes while providing true flexibility and profitability.

• Rethinking tooling: Eliminating/ minimizing the need for expensive progressive dies;

• Intelligent assembly: Low-cost, self-adapting value-added processes; and

• Fully sensored: Mistake-proofing for truly lean metalforming and assembly operations.

Session S22 Metalforming Press System Optimization I
Evaluating and Improving Preventive-Maintenance Inspections —Peter Campbell, Campbell Press Repair

Slow times provide a good opportunity to refocus on PM inspections, so that when work picks back up, your presses will be ready to get the job done.

• Where to look for early signs of problems;

• Simple items to add to your PMs that will offer great payback; and

• New technologies that can be used to detect unseen problems.

Options for Press Repair and Modernization—Peter Campbell, Campbell Press Repair

This presentation sheds light on where presses tend to fail and what parts will be affected if maintenance is deferred.

• What parts typically break on a press;

• What are some of your options when a failure occurs; and

• What you can do to avoid common mistakes in press operation.

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session S30 Stamping Advanced High Strength Steels II
Gaining a Competitive Advantage through In-Die Fastener Installation Systems—Roger Patton, PennEngineering

A multimedia presentation including detailed animations of the in-die fastening process and several case studies.

• Why in-die fastener-insertion systems add value;

• How in-die fastener-insertion systems work;

• Determining the ROI of in-die systems; and

• Proper implementation of an in-die system.

Designing Dies for High-Strength-Steel StampingsPeter Ulintz, Anchor Manufacturing Group, Inc.

Recent die-process research has proven the effectiveness of several unique methods that address problems specific to advanced high-strength steels, including the selection of optimum stamping processes and equipment, solving formability issues, controlling springback, selecting die steels for optimal tool life and establishing product-design strategies to ensure manufacturability.

• Die-design considerations;

• Die maintenance considerations;

• Pressroom considerations; and

• Methods for managing springback.



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