Tuesday, February 12

8:15 a.m. Registration & Breakfast, Exhibits Open
9:00 a.m. Introductory Remarks
Brad Kuvin, publisher/editorial director, MetalForming magazine;
Neil Canter
, STLE Board of Directors
The Responsible Approach to Selection, Use and Disposal of Metalworking Fluids in the Manufacturing Environment
Metalworking fluids are a complex mixture of chemicals that directly impact employees, part quality, machine performance, and compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations. Some manufacturing facilities conduct their internal operations as independent businesses with minimal consideration to related departments. This independent approach is not productive over extended periods and typically results in frequent changes of fluids and suppliers. This presentation will discuss the balance that manufacturing facilities must consider in order to achieve the highest overall production rates at the lowest part cost. 
John Burke, Global Director of Engineering Services, Houghton International
How to Evaluate Lubricants—A Data-Driven Approach for Metalformers
Appropriate selection of the test method and testing conditions is necessary in order to reliably evaluate metalforming lubricants. The test parameters should emulate similar conditions to the real production conditions where the lubricant will be used. This presentation discusses the use of a practical test method—the cup-drawing test—for evaluating stamping lubricants.
Ali Fallahiarezoodar, Advanced Engineer, Shiloh Industries
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Tribotesting for Metalforming Lubricant Applications: A Formulator's Perspective
Metalforming lubricant formulators must verify new lubricants in the laboratory for frictional performance, selecting the one(s) most likely to succeed. To do so, they must generate convincing test data to enable scheduling of production trials. This presentation will categorize and describe available tribotest methods, and describe a system for selecting appropriate tribotests for metalforming operations.
Ted McClure, Technical Resources Manager, SLC Testing Services/Sea-Land Chemical
11:45 a.m. Selecting the Right Lubricant for the Workpiece Material—Aluminum, Steel Stainless Steel
Many of today's newer substrates found in steel, stainless, advanced ultra-high-strength steels and aluminum require different lubricant considerations. Determining which lubricant to use requires a full review of the variables to help determine the best product for the process. This presentation will review a proven methodology for selecting the right metalforming lubricant based on the substrate.
Chris Fletcher, Sales & Marketing Manager &
Bob Anderson
, Product Specialist–Senior Sales Engineer, Tower Metalworking Fluids
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. Lubricant Strategies for Lightweighting
…a discussion focused on selecting the right lubricants for cold- and hot-forming of aluminum
Chris Fette, Product Manager – Metalforming Lubricants, Fuchs Lubricants Co.
2:30 p.m. CASE STUDY
A Metalformer's Green Initiative Turns Waste Oil into a Moneymaker
This presentation will discuss conservation during the lubricant-application process, as well as reclaiming, processing and reusing waste oil to gain a financial advantage. Other topics to be addressed include regulatory hurdles, and being "green" by avoiding the introduction of waste oils into the environment.
Nate Moore, Maintenance and Facilities Manager, Talan Products Inc.
3:15 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Regulations Impacting the Metal Forming Industry in North America
This presentation will address global regulations such as the Global Harmonized Standard (GHS) and regional regulations such as California's Proposition 65 and the SCAQMD's VOC directive. North American regulations affecting the use of specific metalworking fluid additives such as chlorinated paraffins also will be reviewed, to give attendees a feel for whether these additives will continue to be formulated into metalforming fluids in the future.
Patrick Brutto, Principal, Faith-Full MWF Consulting
4:30 p.m. Networking Reception
6:00 p.m. Adjourn

Wednesday, February 13

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open
8:15 a.m. Optimizing the Lubricant-Application Process
Companies today are challenged by a variety of issues such as reducing costs, improving productivity and quality, environmental concerns and, in this very tight labor market, potential labor turnover. Although companies are always looking for ways to address these various issues and improve operations, proper lubrication is often overlooked as a contributor to lowering costs, improving quality and achieving higher throughput. Yet, a proper lubrication management solution can yield significant savings.

This presentation will illustrate how inconsistency in lubrication mixing and application can adversely affect operations and illustrate the benefits of precise, accurate and controllable lubrication delivery and application, which can help address some of the above stated challenges. Whether an operation with only a few presses or a large company with dozens, optimizing the lubricant application process can yield significant benefits.

Case histories detailing improvements at companies that have gone from manual systems to automated systems will be presented, showing real-world results and the type of ROI that can be expected by implementation of this strategy.
Troy Turnbull, President, Industrial Innovations
9:00 a.m. Consistent Lube Application—Looking Critically at Your Application,
and How You Can Uncover Shortcomings in Your Processes

This presentation focuses on the use of lubrication in various metalforming processes, discussing the importance of lubricant and why it can be a costly item to overlook. From fluid selection to the way it is applied, there's great room for improvement. Two metalforming case studies will be reviewed and discussed.
Mark Cooper, Director of International Sales, and
Kyle Billin, Regional Sales Manager, Unist, Inc.
9:45 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Lubricants for the Toolroom
This presentation will focus on machining coolants used to manufacture dies and tool sets. Die manufacturing involves machining very hard alloys that present unique challenges. The lubrication chemistry behind selecting the proper metalworking fluids for difficult-to-machine high-hardness and high nickel alloys will be covered. Additionally, we'll learn about the environmental and workplace concerns of grinding carbide. Lastly, the presentation will briefly discuss EDM fluids, and rust preventives for die storage.
Rick Butler, R&D Manager, DuBois Chemicals
10:30 a.m. Solvent Cleaning—It's Not Your Father's Solvent-Cleaning Process Anymore
The fact is that while solvents today are high performance, cost effective and green, selecting the right solvent technology and equipment remains more challenging than ever. This talk will address best practices for selection, while contrasting the benefits and unique characteristics of the many options available to manufacturing operations preferring solvent cleaning. Also on the agenda: performance and EH&S requirements.
Tom Forsythe, Executive Vice President, Kyzen
11:15 a.m. Parts Cleaning Fundamentals—Importance of Cleaning and Rinsing
To increase the effectiveness of the finish or final product/assembly, parts must be cleaned prior to subsequent processing. If the cleaner does not fulfill its purpose of removing unwanted soils from the substrate, subsequent processing steps will be negatively impacted. A high-quality metal surface preparation (cleaning and rinsing) combined with a conversion coating and the appropriate organic coating is essential to ensuring the durability of the finished product. Proper rinsing and rinse-water quality are critical, and a well-designed, lean cleaning and rinsing process can help improve product quality and throughput.

This presentation will discuss various mechanical and chemical cleaning technologies, and enable managers to make intelligent decisions in the selection, design, installation, and upgrade of cleaning systems. Topics to be discussed include soils, substrates, cleaners, rinsing and drying, and the means to verify the cleaning and rinsing effectiveness, as well as process automation, safety, troubleshooting, and preventive maintenance of process equipment.
Suresh Patel, Sales Director, Chemetall US, Inc.
12:00 p.m. Adjourn




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