MAnufacturing COst Reduction
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2 Day Program Outline

These are suggested topics.
Your program will be customized to address your issues and operations.

Tool Design Designing for Performance
     A. Definition of Tooling Terms      A. Strip Layout
     B. Design Approach      B. Component Design
     C. Types of Dies and Applications      C. Design for Maintenance
     D. Design and Tool Specifications      D. Design for Wire EDM
     E. Standard Guidelines for Designs  
  Tooling Enhancements for Performance
Raw Material      A. Coating Technology and Applications
     A. Properties of Raw Material      B. Lubricants
     B. Calculations of Forces Required      C. Material Choices
     C. Understanding the Effects of Raw Material      D. Slug Retention
       E. Weak or Fragile Sections
Designing for Part Features  
     A. Extrusions Pressroom Utilization
     B. Countersinks      A. Machine Tools
     C. Dimples and Embosses      B. Quick Die Change
     D. Stiffening Ribs and Gussets      C. Die Set Up Techniques
     E. Shaving and Burnishing      D. Press Maintenance
       E. Safety and Training
Forming and Bending Applications  
     A. Calculating Bend Allowance Troubleshooting
     B. Methods of Forming      A. Die Failures and Root Cause
     C. Dealing with Spring Back      B. Ideas, Suggestions and Tooling Tips
     D. Ideas and Suggestions      C. Quality of Parts Exercise
     E. Problems and Root Causes  
  Deferred Issues and Questions
Draw Forming  
     A. Key Factors in Draw Forming Closing
     B. Calculating Blank Sizes  
     C. Metal Reduction  
     D. Material Control  
     E. Component Design and Function  
     F. Methods of Separation  
     G. Ironing and Sizing  
     H. Ideas and Suggestions  
     I. Problems and Root Causes