Sponsoring Lubrication Technology for Metal Formers and Die Shops

Sponsorship Packages

    Gold - Best Value

  • Tabletop exhibit
  • Signage at event
  • Company logo and link on all promotional materials—print and digital
  • Detailed list of attendees
  • Full-page print ad in the January 2020 issue of MetalForming magazine (or digital equivalent)
  • Two sponsorships in the MetalForming Newsletter
  • Three tickets to the event for sponsor staff
  • Four tickets to the event for the customers/prospects

    Silver

  • Tabletop exhibit
  • Signage at event
  • Company logo and link on all promotional materials—print and digital
  • Detailed list of attendees
  • Half-page print ad in the January 2020 issue of MetalForming magazine (or digital equivalent)
  • Two sponsorships in the MetalForming Newsletter
  • Two tickets to the event for sponsor staff

    Bronze

  • Tabletop exhibit
  • Signage at event
  • Company logo and link on all promotional materials—print and digital
  • Detailed list of attendees
  • Quarter-page print ad in the January 2020 issue of MetalForming magazine (or digital equivalent)
  • Two tickets to the event for sponsor staff

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  • Evening reception
  • Breakfast or lunch
  • Attendee bag

For more information or to sponsor this important event, contact: Brad Kuvin, publisher/editorial director at 216/901-8800 or bkuvin@pma.org.

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Lubrication Technology for Metal Formers and Die Shops

Wednesday, February 12 - Thursday, February 13, 2020 | Novi, MI

Synthetic, semi-synthetic, soluble, pure oil—the lubricant choices available to metalformers can be overwhelming. Selection depends on numerous criteria, including the nature of the process, the application method, the workpiece material, and the part-finish required. As metalformers demand more from their tools, the best formulation will do much more than just lubricate the tool-workpiece interface. It should cool the die and protect it from wear, and ensure the appropriate part finish.

In addition, metal forming companies must seek ways to conserve lubricant, through more precise application methods, while ensuring optimal performance.

This conference updates attendees on new lubricants for stamping and tool and die machining, and helps them evaluate new formulations. Attendees also gain an understanding of the various techniques available for applying lubricant.

Topics include:

- Lubricant selection and use-working within automotive and appliance OEM requirements
- Part-cleaning fundamentals
- Green initiatives
- Matching the lubricant to the workpiece material
- How to evaluate new lubricants for the pressroom
- Lubricants for lightweighting
- Techniques for measuring lubricant thickness
- Developing an overal QA strategy for ensuring reliable sheet metal lubrication
- Applying internet of things technology to your lubrication strategy

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  • 8:30 a.m.

    Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open

  • 9:15 a.m.

    Hybrid Technology—Two-in-One Protection and Formability

    Robert Leopold, Development Chemist, WEDOLiT Germany

    Pre-lubes, applied at the steel mill for corrosion protection, also offer benefits to metal stampers, particularly those manufacturing automotive parts, including avoiding oil leakage and a resulting non-uniform film on the sheet surface. Hybrid pre-lubes perform well on smooth and rough surfaces, including galvanized.

  • 9:45 a.m.

    Lubricant Lifecycle Management—Closing the Loop on Waste

    John Hoff, President, Curtis Fluids
    1. The rising cost of managing stamping fluids in today's stamping facilities.
    2. The different approaches to stamping fluid management
      1. The lineal process where fluid comes in one door and out another
      2. The cyclical process where fluid usage is controlled to avoid waste
    3. What does the lifecycle of stamping fluid look like?
    4. Review of the different stages fluid goes through
    5. Best practices to reduce or eliminate waste
    6. How to determine the right process for your facility?
    7. How to manage the plan once it is developed?
  • 10:30 a.m.

    Break

  • 10:45 a.m.

    CASE STUDY - Anchor Manufacturing Optimizes Lube System Improves Steering-Column Crash-Tube Production Line

    Tim Canan, Manager of Industrial Engineering, Anchor Manufacturing Group
  • 11:15 a.m.

    Parts Cleaning I: Maximizing the Performance of Your Cleaning Program

    David Gotoff, Product Manager, Chemetall-BASF
  • 12:00 p.m.

    Topic and Speaker TBA

  • 12:30 p.m.
    Adjourn

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Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson

Technical Services Manager, Tower Metalworking Fluids

Bob Anderson is a product specialist--senior sales engineer with Tower Metalwork...

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Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson

Technical Services Manager, Tower Metalworking Fluids

Bob Anderson is a product specialist--senior sales engineer with Tower Metalworking Fluids. He has worked in the metalworking industry for more than 30 years as a tool and die maker, tooling designer, and in engineering and management. His expertise has helped companies realize process improvements, cost reductions, improved profitability, reduced environmental impact and increased product quality.
Paul Bosler

Paul Bosler

Product Manager Auto OEM Forming & Steel Mills, FUCHS Lubricants Co.

Paul Bosler has worked in the specialty chemical industry for 38 years and bring...

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Paul Bosler

Paul Bosler

Product Manager Auto OEM Forming & Steel Mills, FUCHS Lubricants Co.

Paul Bosler has worked in the specialty chemical industry for 38 years and brings his experience in the metal forming and finishing industries to help stamping companies and their end-customers meet ever-changing challenges. From 1996 to 2008, he was president and co-owner of MS Fluid Technologies, Inc., an Indianapolis, IN-based specialty chemical company. While leading the company, he spearheaded the growth of environmentally friendly synthetic lubricants into the automotive industry. Its Eco Draw lubricants gained the first full automotive body-in-white approval for such technology. In late 2008, Bosler sold his company to Fuchs Petrochem and joined the company in their North American Product Management division. He managed the company's metal forming lubricant line for 9 years. In his current role, he manages Fuchs' OEM metal forming lubricant strategies and the mill-applied corrosion-preventive line. He and his team work closely with automotive OEMs, steel and aluminum mills, and industry consortiums to partner in the development of forming lubricants, particularly for lightweighting and body panels.
Tim Canan

Tim Canan

Contin Imprvmnt Mgr, Anchor Manufacturing Group, Inc.

Tim Canan is the continuous improvement manager at Anchor Manufacturing Group, C...

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Tim Canan

Tim Canan

Contin Imprvmnt Mgr, Anchor Manufacturing Group, Inc.

Tim Canan is the continuous improvement manager at Anchor Manufacturing Group, Cleveland, OH. He has worked in the metalforming industry for 15 years with experience as a welding and robotics technician, manufacturing engineer, manufacturing engineering manager and continuous improvement manager. Tim has a lean six sigma black belt and a B.S. in Business Management. He currently leads a team of manufacturing engineers and manages Anchor's low-cost commitment strategy and industrial-engineering activities. His role in manufacturing engineering and continuous improvement at Anchor has led to his involvement in many stamping and forming projects where lubrication played a key role.
Christopher Fletcher

Christopher Fletcher

Sales & Marketing Manager, Tower Metalworking Fluids

Chris Fletcher is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Tower Metalworking Fluids....

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Christopher Fletcher

Christopher Fletcher

Sales & Marketing Manager, Tower Metalworking Fluids

Chris Fletcher is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Tower Metalworking Fluids. He has spent his career helping companies worldwide improve metalforming processes and solve problems with focus on lubrication, application, chemistry, engineering, safety, health, and the environment. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and more than 24 years of experience in the metalforming lubricants industry. Chris has presented for many years at PMA events as well as written several articles for MetalForming magazine and other publications on metalforming lubricants.
John Hoff

John Hoff

President, Curtis Fluids

John has more than 25 years of experience in the stamping fluids industry. Aft...

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John Hoff

John Hoff

President, Curtis Fluids

John has more than 25 years of experience in the stamping fluids industry. After purchasing Curtis Fluids from his father in 1993, John has maintained the company's focus on high quality stamping fluids, but has also championed the concept of fluid reduction. Through long-standing relationships with fluid application, reclamation and filtration companies, John has established Curtis Fluids as an expert in fluid reduction and management.
Ted Jarosz

Ted Jarosz

Technical Sales Manager, Chemcoaters LLC

Ted Jarosz has worked in the steel coil coating industry for 32 years. He began...

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Ted Jarosz

Ted Jarosz

Technical Sales Manager, Chemcoaters LLC

Ted Jarosz has worked in the steel coil coating industry for 32 years. He began his career working on electro-galvanizing - prepaint lines, testing paints and checking chemical baths and the waste-treatment system, and then moved into a managers role. He has been with Chemcoaters for 11 years, starting in the R&D department developing chemical coatings and then moving into dry film lubricants. He made the move to technical sales 3 years ago.
William Jeffery

William Jeffery

CEO, IRMCO

Jeff is the CEO of IRMCO, a global 105-year-old privately owned firm based just ...

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William Jeffery

William Jeffery

CEO, IRMCO

Jeff is the CEO of IRMCO, a global 105-year-old privately owned firm based just north of Chicago in Evanston, IL. Jeff worked alongside chemical engineer Arthur Dampts to develop the industry's first deep-drawing synthetic lubricant more than 30 years ago. Today, IRMCO and Jeff are dedicated to taking cost out of metal stamping operations with new technology.
Pat Ontrop

Pat Ontrop

Sales/Marketing Mgr., Pax Machine Works, Inc.

Pat Ontrop, sales/marketing manager for Pax Products, Inc., has been with the co...

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Pat Ontrop

Pat Ontrop

Sales/Marketing Mgr., Pax Machine Works, Inc.

Pat Ontrop, sales/marketing manager for Pax Products, Inc., has been with the company for 11 years and has worked in the metalforming Industry for more than 30 years. Pax Products manufactures ancillary pressroom equipment including stock/die lubrication systems, press conveyors, electrically driven shaker conveyors and press doors. Pat is a mechanical engineer who has been awarded several patents and has authored numerous technical articles. Prior to joining Pax Products, Pat worked for Minster Machine Company in various sales and administration roles, and with LTV Steel Company. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Akron, and an MBA, Executive Management, from Ashland University.
Daniel Schaeffler

Daniel Schaeffler

President, Engineering Quality Solutions, Inc.

Danny Schaeffler, with 30 years of materials and applications experience, is c...

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Daniel Schaeffler

Daniel Schaeffler

President, Engineering Quality Solutions, Inc.

Danny Schaeffler, with 30 years of materials and applications experience, is co-founder of 4M Partners, LLC and founder and president of Engineering Quality Solutions (EQS). EQS provides product-applications assistance to materials and manufacturing companies; 4M teaches fundamentals and practical details of material properties, forming technologies, processes and troubleshooting needed to form high-quality components. Schaeffler is the metallurgy and forming technical editor of the next release of the AHSS Applications Guidelines available from WorldAutoSteel.
Troy Turnbull

Troy Turnbull

President/CEO, Industrial Innovations, Inc.

Troy Turnbull has 30 years of experience providing industrial-lubrication soluti...

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Troy Turnbull

Troy Turnbull

President/CEO, Industrial Innovations, Inc.

Troy Turnbull has 30 years of experience providing industrial-lubrication solutions for the metalworking industries. He became president and sole owner of Industrial Innovations in 2010, and today the company is recognized as the largest manufacturer of metalworking lubricant proportional/mixers and spray-application lubricating systems in the U.S. Troy joined the PMA Board of Directors as second vice chairman in 2015.

Registration Info

This two-day program in Novi, MI, will bring stampers and die shops up to date on new lubricants for stamping and tool and die machining, and help them evaluate new formulations and select the right lubricant for the job. Attendees also will come away with an understanding of the various techniques available for applying lubricant, to ensure optimum application while minimizing waste.

September 4 - December 14

Non-Member: $300 per person

PMA Member: $150 per person

December 15 - January 31

Non-Member: $399 per person

PMA Member: $199 per person

February 1 - February 12

Non-Member: $449 per person

PMA Member: $249 per person


Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel

21111 Haggerty Rd. | Novi, MI | 248-349-4000

Rate: $149 per night plus applicable taxes

The hotel is just off of I-275 giving you easy access to the heart of Detroit.

You can make reservations at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel at the discounted rate online or by calling 800-721-7033 and mention the Lubrication Technology Conference or PMA Services.

The discounted group rate will expire on January 28, 2020.

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Please contact Alison Miller at amiller@pma.org or 216-901-8800 with any conference registration questions.