Day One—Tuesday, September 25

9:00 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open
10:00 a.m. Keynote 1
Servo Technology Invades the Automotive Pressroom
…and takes on a myriad of challenges, including forming thinner gauge and higher strength materials.
Mark Stevens, Project Manager, Center for Automotive Research
11:00 a.m. Keynote 2
Aluminum in Automotive
Formability of newer aluminum alloys for automotive applications requires the continued development of pressroom technology. This presentation updates attendees on where the use of aluminum in automotive applications is heading, and addresses where servo-based pressroom equipment fits into the picture.
John (J.P.) McGuire, Sr. Manager, R & D and Applications Engineering, Aleris International
12:00 p.m. Lunch, Exhibits Open
1:30 p.m. Keynote 3
Developments in Motors, Drives and Controls Impacting the Pressroom
Press-shop equipment is at its oldest average age since 1938. Meanwhile, newer press powertrain and control technology has evolved to a point where a retrofit, or even a new press purchase, often makes perfect business sense.
Tim Barry, Metal Forming Business Development Manager, Siemens Industry, Inc.
2:30 p.m. Hot Stamping with Servo Presses
As new steel grades continue to make their way into automotive applications, primarily for lightweighting initiatives, press shops seek ways to improve throughput and productivity when tasked with stamping these materials. Welcome servo presses, which promise significantly higher processing speeds when compared to hydraulic presses. This presentation will describe a current application for this technology, as well as two new servo-press lines being installed in North America for hot stamping.
Scott Braito, Director of Sales, Seyi Presses
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Pressroom Applications that Benefit from Servo-Press Technology
Learn, from work performed at the Center for Precision Forming and the Ohio State University, how servo-press technology can improve the drawing and blanking processes when performed on advanced steels and other materials.
David Diaz-Infante, Center for Precision Forming/The Ohio State University
4:00 p.m. Benefits of an Integrated Servo Transfer-Press Cell
A study in servo kinematics, servo transfer, and servo–mechanical cushion technology
Victor Esteban, Business Development Manager, Fagor Arrasate
4:30-6:00 p.m. Networking Reception, Exhibits Open

Day Two—Wednesday, September 26

7:15 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open
8:00 a.m. Tales from the Road—Real World Pressroom Applications
TCR president Todd Wenzel describes recent installations of servo-based equipment—presses, feeds, transfer systems and more—and explains how the technology pays off with improved productivity and quality.
Todd Wenzel, President, TCR, Inc.
9:00 a.m. Servo Feed Systems
Presentation provides tips for selecting the right servo-feed system for the job, and how to optimize system performance in the pressroom
Mike Roy, Southeast Regional Sales Manager, Formtek-Maine
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Transfer Systems—Best Practices
This in-depth presentation on transfer-system development and use will explain why and when stampers should use transfers systems, and will cover the basic styles of transfers and their press-mounting methods. Then attendees will learn all about the transfer-motion profiles available and the types of transfer tooling stampers can use to automate their stamping processes. Finally, the presentation will focus on material-feed considerations (coil feeds, blank feeds and combination units); the factors to consider when selecting a press for transfer applications; and how to integrate transfer systems to presses.
Paul Stirrett, VP Sales and Marketing, Linear Transfer Automation Inc.
11:30 a.m. Transfer Press Optimization for Increasing Production
  • Understanding transfer servo motion and how to optimize it
  • Designing transfer tooling for production—basic tips and pitfalls to watch out for
  • Investing wisely—where is the low hanging fruit • Data based decision making…I think vs. I know
  • Keys to success—How you can increase your bottom line

Corey Chamberlain, Owner, T-Sim Solutions LLC

12:30 p.m. Lunch, Exhibits Open
1:45 p.m. Automatic In-Die Part Quality Monitoring and Tool Adjustment
Implementation of part measurement, die-adjustment and part tracking can result not only in 100% verification of critical part features, but also in significantly increased machine utilization, accurate production and scrap rates, and more reliable die protection. The unique capabilities of servo presses enable more and better applications of this technology. Learn the practical methods to select, apply, and integrate sensors, servos, and control systems in order to fulfill accuracy and quality requirements.
James Barrett, President, Link Systems
3:00 p.m. Adjourn