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MetalForming LIVE Virtual Series

July 10 and 24 & August 6, 2024 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

MetalForming LIVE is a three-part virtual series which details strategies to effectively implement automation into facilities and other topics of critical importance to metal formers. Hosted by MetalForming magazine’s editors, each part will include a presentation followed by a roundtable discussion with metal formers dispensing their expertise glean from extensive experience with the chosen topics. And, attendees can participate in lively Q&A discussions.

 

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  • Tuesday
    August, 6 2024

    2-3:30 p.m. ET
    Press Brake Selection and Tooling Optimization
    Panelists
    Paul LeTang, Independent Consultant
    Justin Talianek, Lead Press Brake Operator, Keystone Fabricating Inc.
    John Waller, Central Regional Manager, Wilson Tool

    2:00-3:30 p.m., Press Brake Selection and Tooling Optimization

      Press brake bending is a fabrication operation that relies heavily on the operator’s skill and know-how to result accurately and profitably. Tool knowledge, technique expertise, and operational experience can render a perfect part made efficiently that makes money or a mangled part headed for the scrap bin.

      Three press brake experts will share their bending knowledge in the MetalForming LIVE: Press Brake Tooling and Techniques Optimization virtual event.

      Paul LeTang, “Mr. Bend,” will focus on manufacturability. He’ll show deformed metal parts, the end result of errors made, then step back to where the bending operator or designer took a wrong turn, and then step back even further to the correct actions that would have resulted in a good part. He will touch on too-sharp bends, too-tight clearances, sequence, and tooling selection. Veteran LeTang draws from his deep experience as a technical advisor for Bystronic, and currently, as an independent consultant.

      Justin Talianek, a rising star as lead press brake operator for Keystone Fabricating, Bethlehem, PA, is slated to share some creative approaches he has learned during his 10-yr. experience to solving press brake problems: how to manage a bend with a hole close to the fold; optimal V-bends; and how to form large-radius bends without custom tooling. You can read Talianek’s excellent articles outlining creative bending approaches in the May and August issues of MetalForming magazine.

      John Waller and Jeremy Edson of Wilson Tool International will take a deep dive into press brake tooling best selection, tooling optimization such as coatings, best applications, and lend their decades-long product knowledge to advising when it makes financial sense to purchase specialized tooling and how to keep your tooling in prime condition for optimal results.


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Kate Bachman

Kate Bachman

Senior Editor, Precision Metalforming Association

Prior to joining MetalForming magazine as a contributing editor, Kate was editor...

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Kate Bachman

Kate Bachman

Senior Editor, Precision Metalforming Association

Prior to joining MetalForming magazine as a contributing editor, Kate was editor of Stamping Journal, responsible for the overall editorial content and quality of the publication, devoted to the metal stamping manufacturing industry. She also wrote stamping-industry blogs and e-newsletter commentaries.
Art Hedrick

Art Hedrick

Owner, Dieology

Art Hedrick, owner of the training and consulting firm Dieology, located in Gree...

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Art Hedrick

Art Hedrick

Owner, Dieology

Art Hedrick, owner of the training and consulting firm Dieology, located in Greenville, MI, is a journeyman tool and die maker with more than 35 years of metalworking experience. For over 16 years, Art authored the Die Science column in Stamping Journal® and monthly articles published on TheFabricator.com®. Art, a past instructor at General Motors University, has received many training and education awards and has chaired stamping councils with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers as well as the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association. Art has conducted more than 150 stamping and tool and die related seminars for trade organizations and private companies. Currently, he has more than 175 clients and is active in metal-stamping training and consulting worldwide.
Lou Kren

Lou Kren

Senior Editor, Precision Metalforming Association

Senior Editor Louis Kren has worked as an editor in trade and technical publis...

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Lou Kren

Lou Kren

Senior Editor, Precision Metalforming Association

Senior Editor Louis Kren has worked as an editor in trade and technical publishing since 1988. Before joining MetalForming in April 2000, he served as editor-in-chief of Forging magazine. During his career Lou also served as an editor with Foundry and 33 MetalProducing magazines.
Brad Kuvin

Brad Kuvin

Editorial Director, Precision Metalforming Association

Brad Kuvin began his career in 1984, accumulating nearly 40 years of experience ...

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Brad Kuvin

Brad Kuvin

Editorial Director, Precision Metalforming Association

Brad Kuvin began his career in 1984, accumulating nearly 40 years of experience in covering metal forming and fabricating technologies. Brad served as Editor of Welding Design & Fabrication and Gases & Welding Distributor magazines before joining PMA and MetalForming magazine in 2000.
Paul Letang

Paul Letang

Product Sales Manager, Lsi

Paul LeTang, aka “Dr. Bend,' is a well-known and respected independent consultan...

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Paul Letang

Paul Letang

Product Sales Manager, Lsi

Paul LeTang, aka “Dr. Bend,' is a well-known and respected independent consultant. Industry veteran LeTang has long been a technical advisor for Bystronic and has served the industry for companies such as Strippit/LVD, RAS, Essay, and Promecam, where he invented the up-acting press brake.
Eric McClung

Eric McClung

President, R & S Roof Products

Bio coming soon.

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Eric McClung

Eric McClung

President, R & S Roof Products

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Jim Meyers

Jim Meyers

Senior Stamping Engineer, TCR-Integrated Stamping Systems

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Jim Meyers

Jim Meyers

Senior Stamping Engineer, TCR-Integrated Stamping Systems

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Vince Millioto

Vince Millioto

Senior Specialist--Technical (Body-in-Wh..., Martinrea International

Vince Millioto has more than 35 yr. of experience in automotive sheet metal desi...

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Vince Millioto

Vince Millioto

Senior Specialist--Technical (Body-in-White/Metallics), Martinrea International

Vince Millioto has more than 35 yr. of experience in automotive sheet metal design and manufacturing. He is knowledgeable in a wide range of body-in-white (BIW) executions and processing techniques. In his current position as a senior specialist on Martinrea's BIW research and development team, he is responsible for optimizing techniques for the design and manufacturing of conventionally stamped Gen3 advanced high-strength sheet-steel products. Prior to his current position, Millioto held various positions on sheet-metal teams, including die design, processing, and program management. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in engineering management from the University of Detroit Mercy.
Dean Phillips

Dean Phillips

Director of Technical Training, Precision Metalforming Association

Dean Phillips joined the PMA staff as director of technical training in May 2024...

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Dean Phillips

Dean Phillips

Director of Technical Training, Precision Metalforming Association

Dean Phillips joined the PMA staff as director of technical training in May 2024. Prior to this, he was heavily involved with PMA and its Tennessee District since 2002. Dean designs training modules to improve manufacturing's competitiveness through workforce development. He is an expert in IIoT and strategist for AI-based systems, as well as a metal fabrication expert, having designed press brakes and trained hundreds of companies. He also is the president of Longevity Industries, and the founder and producer of PMA's "Destiny of Manufacturing" podcast.
Daniel Schaeffler

Daniel Schaeffler

President, Engineering Quality Solutions, Inc.

Dr. Danny Schaeffler has spent his 30-year career focusing on materials selectio...

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Daniel Schaeffler

Daniel Schaeffler

President, Engineering Quality Solutions, Inc.

Dr. 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 The Science of Forming and Metal Matters monthly columns for PMA's MetalForming magazine, as well as articles for other magazines and journals. Through his other company, 4M Partners, Schaeffler wrote and published “Sheet Metal Forming—Engineering and Business Management.' Danny provides seminars on sheet metal formability for the Precision Metalforming Association. Danny is the lead content developer and presenter of the AHSS Metallurgy and Formability Training materials for the Auto/Steel Partnership, as well as the Metallurgy and Forming Technical Editor of the WorldAutoSteel Advanced High Strength Steel Application Guidelines. Schaeffler serves on the SAE International Metals Technical Committee responsible for specification creation and modification, and is past president of the North American Deep Drawing Research Group.
Justin Talianek

Justin Talianek

Lead Press Brake Operator, Keystone Fabricating Inc.

Justin Talianek is lead press brake operator for Keystone Fabricating, Bethlehem...

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Justin Talianek

Justin Talianek

Lead Press Brake Operator, Keystone Fabricating Inc.

Justin Talianek is lead press brake operator for Keystone Fabricating, Bethlehem, PA.
John Waller

John Waller

Central Regional Manager, Wilson Tool

Bio coming soon.

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John Waller

John Waller

Central Regional Manager, Wilson Tool

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