MetalForming LIVE: How Newer Materials--Advanced Steels, Aluminum Grades etc.--Impact Metal Formers


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3-Part Online Event | July 13, 20 and 27

This summer, the pages of MetalForming magazine come to life via a three-part online event: MetalForming LIVE. Tune in for free to hear MetalForming’s three expert columnists, Pete Ulintz, Danny Schaeffler, Ph.D., and Eren Billur, Ph.D, host 90-min. roundtable discussions on three topics of critical importance to metal formers. The topics: newer materials, progressive-die simulation and press-stroke optimization. They’ll be joined on the online stage by metal formers dispensing their expertise gleaned from extensive experience with the chosen topics. And, attendees can participate in lively Q&A discussions. Sign up today!

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  • Wednesday

    PART 1: July 13, 2022

    2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

    How Newer Materials—Advanced Steels, Aluminum Grades etc.—Impact Metal Formers

    Danny Schaeffler, President, Engineering Quality Solutions and Chief Content Officer, 4M Partners

    Danny Schaeffler provides an overview of this roundtable discussion, focusing on how new sheet materials (i.e., aluminum alloys and advanced high-strength steels) impact die maintenance, die design and die processing. Following, our expert panel will go in-depth on challenges and solutions, with attendees learning:

    • How to better approach the stamping process (cold forming vs. warm forming) of newer materials
    • How to plan for and execute new die-maintenance strategies and techniques
    • How to alter your die designs to accommodate these new materials.
    Guest Panelists:
    Mike Austin,
    Director-Manufacturing Engineering, Diversified Tooling Group, Inc.
    Steve Young, Plant Manager, Midland Design Service

  • Wednesday

    PART 2: July 20, 2022

    2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

    Simulation of Progressive-Die Designs

    Eren Billur, Founder, Billur Metal Form

    Eren Billur introduces attendees to the development of simulation technology for progressive-die design, then leads a panel discussion on related issues of interest to metal formers and tolling professionals. Tune in to learn:

    • When, why and where to use simulation technology
    • The importance of verifying simulations and comparing them to real world results
    • Why simulations results may be misinterpreted, how doing so can affect the stamping process, and how to avoid this situation
    • Why simulations may fail—the difference between garbage-in-garbage-out (GIGO) and garbage-in-gospel-out
    • The importance of understanding material properties when performing simulations.

    Guest Panelist: Jeff Werkema, Simulation Manager, Die Cad Group

  • Wednesday

    PART 3: July 27, 2022

    2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

    Optimizing Press-Stroke Rate (strokes/min.) Without Investing a Lot of Money!

    Pete Ulintz, Technical Director, Precision Metalforming Association

    Pete Ulintz, leads the discussion on this topic. He’ll detail ways that metal stampers can leverage opportunities to improve productivity and efficiency without investing a lot of money in new capital equipment. Then, our expert panel will share their tips. During this session, learn:

    • How to better understand, and take advantage of, actual transfer-system and press capacity
    • How to optimize your transfer-system motion curves
    • How to optimize progressive -die performance through coil-line synchronization/feed timing, pilot-release timing, etc.
    Guest Panelist: David Diaz-Infante, Servo Press Scientist, Nidec Press & Automation


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Mike Austin

Mike Austin

Director - Mfg. Engineering, Diversified Tooling Group, Inc.

Mike Austin is Director of Manufacturing Engineering for Diversified Tooling Gro...

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Mike Austin

Mike Austin

Director - Mfg. Engineering, Diversified Tooling Group, Inc.

Mike Austin is Director of Manufacturing Engineering for Diversified Tooling Group, whose American Tooling Center operation supplies hot stamping dies to automotive OEMs and suppliers. Mike has headed up the hot stamping development activities team at DTG for the last 7 years including the installation of their AP&T Hot Forming Press Cell, Prima LaserNextfive-axis laser cutting cells, and hot stamping focused metallurgical lab. Mike has 47 years of industry experience in automated processes for hot forming and cold stamping, has authored a number of papers and is a frequent speaker on metalforming subjects.
Eren Billur

Eren Billur

Technical Manager, Billur Metal Form

After studying at Baskent University and Virginia Commonwealth University, Eren ...

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Eren Billur

Eren Billur

Technical Manager, Billur Metal Form

After studying at Baskent University and Virginia Commonwealth University, Eren Billur graduated and received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2013. As a successful researcher at the Center for Precision Forming, he was responsible for the coordination of sheet forming research. His focus is set on comprehensive topics such as material characterization, sheet metal forming processes and finite element simulations. Eren worked as an Assistant Professor of Automotive Engineering at Atilim University, between 2014 and 2018. He is now technical manager of Billur Makine and Billur Metal Form companies, both located in Ankara, Turkey. He has authored/co-authored more than 20 scientific papers (including proceedings) and contributed to four books, including "Hot Stamping of Ultra High Strength Steels," published in late 2018.
David Diaz-Infante

David Diaz-Infante

Servo Press Scientist, Nidec Press & Automation

David Diaz-Infante holds a doctorate in Industrial Engineering with a focus on s...

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David Diaz-Infante

David Diaz-Infante

Servo Press Scientist, Nidec Press & Automation

David Diaz-Infante holds a doctorate in Industrial Engineering with a focus on sheet metal forming from The Ohio State University. During his educational and professional career in the sheet metal forming arena, David has collaborated on several research and development projects for academia and the sheet metal forming industry, and has worked globally in the United States, Germany and Mexico.
Daniel Schaeffler

Daniel Schaeffler

President, Engineering Quality Solutions, Inc.

Danny Schaeffler has spent his 30-year career focusing on materials selection fo...

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Daniel Schaeffler

Daniel Schaeffler

President, Engineering Quality Solutions, Inc.

Danny Schaeffler has spent his 30-year career focusing on materials selection for sheet metal product applications, stamping tooling buyoff, hands-on formability analyses, and manufacturing process improvement. He is the founder and president of Engineering Quality Solutions, and is passionate about training new and experienced employees at manufacturing companies about how sheet metal properties impact their forming success. Schaeffler wrote PMA's MetalForming magazine column, The Science of Forming, for four years, and now writes the Metal Matters monthly column. Through his other company, 4M Partners, Schaeffler wrote and published “Sheet Metal Forming—Engineering and Business Management.' Schaeffler serves on the SAE International Metals Technical Committee responsible for specifications, and is past president of the North American Deep Drawing Research Group. Danny is the Metallurgy and Forming Technical Editor of the WorldAutoSteel Advanced High Strength Steel Application Guidelines.
Peter Ulintz

Peter Ulintz

Technical Director, Precision Metalforming Association

Peter has worked in the metal stamping and tool and die industries since 1978....

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Peter Ulintz

Peter Ulintz

Technical Director, Precision Metalforming Association

Peter has worked in the metal stamping and tool and die industries since 1978. He worked for Anchor Manufacturing Group in Cleveland, OH, for 28 years prior to joining PMA in 2015 as technical director. His background includes tool and die making, tool engineering, process engineering, engineering management and product development. Peter speaks regularly at PMA technical seminars and conferences. He also is president of the North American Deep Drawing Research Group, and is a columnist for Tooling by Design in MetalForming magazine.
Jeffrey Werkema

Jeffrey Werkema

Simulation Manager, Die Cad Group LLC

With more than 30 years' experience in manufacturing, Jeff Werkema has spent the...

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Jeffrey Werkema

Jeffrey Werkema

Simulation Manager, Die Cad Group LLC

With more than 30 years' experience in manufacturing, Jeff Werkema has spent the majority of that time deeply involved in tool and part design, and simulation. He currently is simulation manager at Die Cad Group, Inc., having joined the company in 2017. Prior, Werkema, served as senior application engineer at AutoForm Engineering and department manager of CAD simulation at Walker Tool & Die.
Steve Young

Steve Young

Plant Manager, Midland Design

Bio coming soon.

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Steve Young

Steve Young

Plant Manager, Midland Design

Bio coming soon.

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