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Upcoming Seminar/Virtual Event: Die Maintenance and Troubleshooting

September 26, 2022

October 19-20, PMA Headquarters, Independence, OH

The two-day Die Maintenance and Troubleshooting seminar—available to attendees as an in-person event as well as online—will detail solutions to problems encountered during die maintenance, and provide die design tips and problem-solving methodologies for improving die-maintenance programs and reducing unplanned downtime. Also covered: fundamentals of vacuum heat treating, including material properties of tool steels, surface treatment, vacuum oil quenching and more.

Learn more about types of maintenance programs and their effectiveness; impact of press selection and press maintenance on die-maintenance cost; importance of proper cutting clearance; tool-steel selection and heat treating practices to optimize die life and machine uptime; improper die-setting practices that lead to damaged dies and presses, and produce inconsistent part quality; and data-driven approaches for solving press-shop problems. And, attendees will learn solutions and troubleshooting techniques for real-world die-maintenance issues.

Presenters include Pete Ulintz, PMA technical director and author of MetalForming magazine’s Tooling By Design column; and Tim Steber, regional sales manager for Solar Atmospheres.

The price to attend the seminar—in-person or virtually—is $449 for PMA members and $649 for nonmembers, with breakfast and lunch included for in-person attendees. And, in-person attendees receive special discounted room rates at the nearby Holiday Inn Cleveland South. Details and to register, or contact Marianne Sichi or 216/901-8800 ext. 150.

Industry-Related Terms: Die, Quenching, Surface
View Glossary of Metalforming Terms


See also: Precision Metalforming Association

Technologies: Finishing, Management, Materials


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