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Hot Stamping Experience 2024


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Wednesday, November 20 - Thursday, November 21, 2024 | Charleston, SC

MetalForming magazine and the Precision Metalforming Association are proud to deliver this one-of-a-kind event that provides a unique opportunity to dive deeply into the ever-expanding world of hot stamping. Gaining popularity among automotive OEMs and Tier suppliers, as well as other industries, hot stamping is becoming a go-to process for the production of lighter and safer vehicles.

In addition to the presentations, attendees will tour the Nucor Steel Berkeley mill in Huger, SC. Attendees will view the production of a variety of steel products, including structural steel and carbon-steel plate and sheet products. Featured: low-carbon EAF steelmaking via tours of the melt shop, caster and hot mill.

The event will take place at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center.

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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.
Paul Belanger

Paul Belanger

Director, North American R&D Center, Gestamp R&D North America Inc

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Paul Belanger

Paul Belanger

Director, North American R&D Center, Gestamp R&D North America Inc

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Yama Fedai

Yama Fedai

Key Account Manager & Industry Manager, TRUMPF Inc.

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Yama Fedai

Yama Fedai

Key Account Manager & Industry Manager, TRUMPF Inc.

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Maggie Frakes

Maggie Frakes

Operational Plant Director, GEDIA Georgia LLC

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Maggie Frakes

Maggie Frakes

Operational Plant Director, GEDIA Georgia LLC

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Dean Kanelos

Dean Kanelos

Marketing Development Manager, Nucor Automotive Group

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Dean Kanelos

Dean Kanelos

Marketing Development Manager, Nucor Automotive Group

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Paul Thom

Paul Thom

Sales Manager-Hydraulic Division, Schuler North America

After studying industrial engineering at the University of Applied Science Kaise...

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Paul Thom

Paul Thom

Sales Manager-Hydraulic Division, Schuler North America

After studying industrial engineering at the University of Applied Science Kaiserslautern in 2011, Paul Thom worked for Hilti Deutschland AG as a sales representative. Afterwards, he graduated with a Master of Science in Production Management in cooperation with Daimler Trucks. Fascinated by forming technologies, he started in 2013 at Schuler Pressen GmbH as sales manager for hydraulic presses. Responsible for hot stamping lines worldwide, Paul gained a lot of knowledge about lightweight technologies. Since the beginning of 2015, he has been the sales manager for hydraulic press systems in the United States and Canada at the company's American affiliate, Schuler Incorporated.
Tiago Vasconcellos

Tiago Vasconcellos

Sales Director, Schuler North America

As sales director at Schuler North America, Tiago Vasconcellos is responsible fo...

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Tiago Vasconcellos

Tiago Vasconcellos

Sales Director, Schuler North America

As sales director at Schuler North America, Tiago Vasconcellos is responsible for Tier automotive, kitchen and bath, and aerospace customers. Tiago has been a member of the Schuler Group for 17 years, starting with project management at Prensas Schuler. He earned progressive promotions that include sales engineer of hydraulic and forging divisions, sales manager of automotive for South America and the United States, and sales director at Schuler North America.

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By registering for this event, you agree that your contact information could be shared with our valued event partners and sponsors.

May 29 - October 20

Non-Member: $350 per person

PMA Member: $199 per person

October 21 - November 6

Non-Member: $450 per person

PMA Member: $250 per person

November 7 - November 21

Non-Member: $550 per person

PMA Member: $299 per person


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Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel and Convention Center

5055 International Blvd. | N Charleston, SC, 294418 | 864-678-7117



Discounted Group Rate: $147 per night plus applicable taxes Rooms are run of the house.

Hotel Deadline: Wednesday, October 30, 2024, or until sold out.

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Parking: Self parking is available at $10 per day.

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