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2 Day Program Outline

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

 The Distinct Groups of Metal Stamping

Draw Forming

     A.  Swaging or Coining

     A. Key factors in Draw Forming
     B.  Bend or Multiple Bend Forming      B. Calculating Blank Sizes
     C. Draw Forming      C. Metal Reduction
     D. Deep Draw Forming      D. Material Control
     E. Blanking and Fine Blanking      E. Component Design and Function
       F. Methods of Separation
Part Design      G. Ironing and Sizing
     A. Experimenting and Prototyping      H. Ideas and Suggestions
     B. Automation      I. Problems and Root Causes
     C. Dimensioning and Tolerance  
     D. Quality Expectations Designing for Performance
     E. Engineering Changes      A. Strip Layout
       B. Component Design
Estimating and Quoting      C. Design for Maintenance
     A. Buy/Make Decisions      D. Design for Wire EDM
     B. Introduction to ProQuote  
     C. Estimating Tooling using ProQuote  Tooling Enhancements for Performance
     D. Estimating Production Parts using ProQuote     A. Coating Technology and Applications
      B. Lubricants 
Tool Design     C. Material Choices
     A. Definitions of Tooling Terms     D. Slug Retention
     B. Design Approach     E. Weak or Fragile Sections
     C. Types of Dies and Applications  
     D. Design and Tool Specifications Pressroom Utilization
     E. Standard Guidelines for Design      A. Machine Tools
       B. Quick Die Change
Raw Material      C. Die Set Up Techniques
     A. Properties of Raw Material      D. Press Maintenance
     B. Calculations of Forces Required       E. Safety and Training
     C. Understanding the Effects of Raw Material   
Designing for Part Features      A. Die Failures and Root Causes
     A. Extrusions      B. Ideas, Suggestions and Tooling Tips
     B. Countersinks       C. Quality of Parts Exercise
     C. Dimples and Embosses  
     D. Stiffening Ribs and Gussets Die Electronics
     E. Shaving and Burnishing       A. Steps to Success
     F. Lanced Tabs      B. Driven by Applications
     G. Coined Ribs and Features  
  Deferred Issues and Questions
Forming and Bending Applications  
     A. Calculating Bend Allowance Closing
     B. Methods of Forming  
     C. Dealing with Spring Back  
     D. Ideas and Suggestions  
     E. Problems and Root Causes