WEDNESDAY, February 12

8:15 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open
9:00 a.m. Introductory Remarks
Brad Kuvin, Editorial Director, MetalForming magazine
Karl Phipps, Senior Manager, Communications, Outreach and Advocacy, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
9:15 a.m. The Role of Engineered Lubricants in Advanced Automotive Body Structure Construction
Daniel J. Schaeffler, Ph.D, President, Engineering Quality Solutions, Inc.
and Chief Content Officer, 4M Partners, LLC
10:00 a.m. Lubricants for Lightweighting, and How to Measure Lubricant Coating Weight
Paul Bosler, Product Manager, OEM Metalforming Lubricants & Corrosion Preventatives, Fuchs Lubricants
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Case Studies: Effects of Lubricant Performance On Cold and Warm Forming of Automotive Sheet Material
Automotive OEMs and stampers are increasingly adopting advanced high-strength steels and 5xxx-6xxx aluminum alloys. The successful forming of these emerging materials is significantly influenced by lubricant performance and preferred forming temperature. This presentation will give the audience two case studies demonstrating how lubricant performance variation can significantly affect part quality in cold forming of BH340 and GEN3 steel, and warm forming of high-strength aluminum alloys.
Hyunok Kim, P.E., Ph.D., Director, EWI Forming Center
11:45 a.m. Methods of Applying, Containing and Collecting Lubrication
Patrick Ontrop, Sales & Marketing Manager, Pax Products, Inc.
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. Applying Lubricants: Cost Reduction, Continuous Improvement, and Lean/6S
Bob Anderson, Senior Sales Engineer; and
Chris Fletcher, Sales & Marketing Manager, Tower Metalworking Fluids
2:30 p.m. Centralized Die Lubrication Delivery Systems—The Heart and Flow of the Pressroom
  • Proper Dilution Requirements and Monitoring
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Pressure Sensing
  • Online Notification and Monitoring
  • Batch History
  • IoT Tell Me Now
Troy Turnbull, President, Industrial Innovations
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Dry Film Lubrication—The Basics
Ted Jarosz, Technical Sales Manager, Chemcoaters
4:15 p.m. Using Industry 4.0 Technology to Track and Measure Stamping Lubricant Use
W. Jeff Jeffery, CEO, IRMCO
5:00 p.m. Networking Reception
6:00 p.m. Adjourn

THURSDAY, February 13

8:30 a.m. Full Breakfast, Exhibits Open
9:15 a.m. Hybrid Technology—Two-in-One Corrosion Protection and Formability
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.
Robert Leopold, Development Chemist, WEDOLiT Germany
9:45 a.m. Lubricant Lifecycle Management—Closing the Loop on Waste
  1. The rising cost of managing stamping fluids in today's stamping facilities.
  2. The different approaches to stamping fluid management a. The lineal process where fluid comes in one door and out another b. 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?
John Hoff, President, Curtis Fluids
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: Maximizing the Performance of Your Cleaning Program
David Gotoff, Product Manager, Chemetall-BASF
12:00 p.m. Adjourn




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