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            Meet in Cleveland in August and learn the latest techniques for cutting, forming and joining aluminum.
Aluminum increasingly is becom- ing the material of choice in the auto industry and beyond. Join PMA and MetalForming magazine on August 30 in Cleveland, OH, for a day of presentations focused on achieving success in cutting, forming and joining aluminum.
The stats are there: Ducker World- wide forecasts that by 2025 aluminum
will comprise more than 75 percent of pickup-truck body parts, 24 percent of large sedans, 22 percent of SUVs and 18 percent of minivan-body and clo- sure parts. And, as we all know, alu- minum penetrates the full spectrum of markets.
But, aluminum presents a unique set of challenges: It has high reflectivity
and thermal conductivity; a low melt- ing point and stubborn oxide layer; and can be difficult to cut, form and weld. To overcome these challenges, Alumitech 2017 offers a full day of pre- sentations to help metalformers and fabricators discover best practices needed to successfully cut, form and weld aluminum sheet and plate. Join us for talks on lubrication, tooling spec- ification, welding procedures and tech- niques and much more.
Our experienced speakers are on the leading edge of aluminum tech- nology. They represent every depart- ment, from executive leadership and sales to marketing and R&D.
Attend Alumitech for only $199 for PMA members and $399 for nonmem- bers. Out-of-town attendees are encour- aged to take advantage of a special PMA guest rate at the Holiday Inn Cleveland- South Independence, including com- plimentary shuttle to and from Cleve- land Hopkins International Airport and to and from PMA for the program.
To register, visit www.metalforming- Contact Mar- lene O’Brien at or 216/901-8800 with any questions regard- ing registration and/or the program. Sponsors can contact Brad Kuvin at or 216/901-8800. MF
 Alumitech: August 30, Cleveland, OH
8:00 a.m.—Registration and complimentary continental breakfast
8:45 a.m.—New Advancements in Aluminum Sheet Technology for Design and
Manufacturing, John McGuire, senior manager of R&D and applications
engineering, Aleris International
9:30 a.m.—Aluminum Alloy Properties and Selection Criteria, Scott Warford, national
sales director, Almetals
10:15 a.m.—Resistance Welding of Aluminum, Ray Michelena and Jeff Morgan,
TJ Snow Co.
10:30 a.m.—Break
11:15 a.m.—Arc Welding of Aluminum, Frank Armao, director of aluminum
technology, The Lincoln Electric Co.
12:00 p.m.—Sensing Challenges When Stamping and Welding Nonferrous Materials
(Aluminum): Electronic Tricks of the Trade, David Bird, key account manager, and
Shawn Day, product marketing manager, Balluff, Inc.
1:15 p.m.—Lunch and Transitioning from Steel to Aluminum: Challenges Facing the
Automotive Industry, Daniel J. Schaeffler, president, Engineering Quality
Solutions, Inc. and chief content officer, 4M Partners, LLC
2:00 p.m.—Straightening and Feeding Aluminum, Tom Brockie and Bruce Grant,
Coe Press Equipment
3:15 p.m.—Lubrinomics for Aluminum Metalforming, Steve Lowery, vice president and
director of sales, Tower Oil & Technology Co. (Tower Metalworking Fluids) 4:00 p.m.—Adjourn
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