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Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) – Designing, Building and Optimizing Progressive Die

June 21, 2023 - June 22, 2023

This event will be held in Ohio but is also offered virtually.

This is a two-day engineering and design-focused event for tool and die makers, die designers, tooling engineers and apprentices.

Day 1: Attendees learn the importance of material properties and press-line capacity, and their impacts on die design. An evaluation and ranking method for strip design is proposed, and its effectiveness demonstrated. The advantages and disadvantages of common part-carrier designs also are reviewed.

Die-guiding methods are assessed to meet alignment needs. Strip alignment, feeding and positioning methods also are reviewed. The day concludes with an analysis of internal die thrusts and how to compensate for them in the design.

Day 2: Cutting and punching technology establish best practices for design and cutting clearances. Bending theory and springback-compensation techniques provide attendees with tools to properly design forming, flanging, curling and hole-extruding stations. Deep drawing principles help designers and engineers manage critical parameters for forming cylindrical and box-shaped parts in progressive dies. The seminar concludes with pressure-pad design parameters and selection of a pressure system.

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Cost: PMA Members $499
Non-members  $699


June 21, 2023
June 22, 2023
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Precision Metalforming Association [PMA]
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