TWO-DAY COURSES


The following two-day seminars emphasizing deep draw, progressive die design, formability analysis, troubleshooting techniques and die setup are jam-packed with useful information that can be customized to meet your company’s specific needs. Art Hedrick, owner and operator of Dieology, is an award winning, seminar leader and is one of the highest-rated speakers for FMA, Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International, and SME, The Society of Manufacturing Engineers. His enthusiastic style makes attending his seminars worthwhile and enjoyable.

Product Design for Sheet Metal Stampings

CNC 200 - Modern CNC Milling and Drilling

Engineering and Designing Progressive Dies

Understanding, Processing, and Troubleshooting Drawing and Stretching Operations

Product Design for Formability

Stamping Die Maintenance and Troubleshooting


 

Product Design for Sheet Metal Stampings - 16 Hours

This advanced practical course is a tool-maker and stamper's perspective of product design. The goal of this course is to highlight the "true cost" of part features and part tolerances. Designers will be shown just what can and can't be made using the metal stamping process as well as the process steps needed to make the feature. Alternate design features will also be explored.

Topics Include:
    The effects of material selection
    • R And N Values
    • Grain
    • Anisotropy
    • Strain Distribution
    • Commercial Names
    • Yield Strength
    • Plain Carbon Steels
    • High Strength Steel
    • Bake-Hardenable Steel
    • A.H.S.S. - Dual Trip, Complex Phase
    • Stainless Steel
    • Aluminum
    • Anisotrophy / Grain
    Drawing or stretching?
    • Understanding The Difference
    • Depth Of Forms
    • Blank Development
    • Solid Forming
    Understanding Drawing Ratios
    • Defining Draw Ratios
    • Calculating Blank Size
    • Calculating Draw Reductions
    • Risking Compression / Ductility Fractures
    Designing Forms For Formability
    • Punch Shape Versus Strain Distribution
    • Radii Size For Formability
    • Open Wall Angles
    • Achievable Depth
    • Class "A" Surfaces
    Metal Cutting
    • What Can Be Expected With A Die Cut Edge
    • Hole Size Tolerance
    • Hole Location Tolerance
    • Hole Shapes
    • Shaving
    • Developed Holes
    • Cutting On Angled Walls
    • The True Cost Of Cams
    Part Flatness
    • The Effects Of Cutting On Flatness
    • Pressure Blanking
    • Fine Blanking
    • Gripflow®
    • Stippling
    Bending, Flanging, and Extruding
    • Designing To Reduce Splitting And Wrinkling
    • Drawing In Features
    • Realistic Bending Tolerancing
    • Ironing In Extruding
    • Part Straightness


 

CNC 200 - Modern CNC Milling And Drilling - 12 Hours

CNC 200 is meant to be an advanced and thorough study of CNC designedd for those who already have CNC experience. This course will take the learner to the next level of knowledge in the complex and exciting realm of CNC machining by integrating both practical tips and a wide scope of knowledge of many aspects of CNC machining.

Note: This course is available through Expert Technical Training, and can be custom-designed to your company's needs and instructed at your facility. For more information, please visit expert-technical.com

Topics Include:
    Advanced CNC Milling And Drilling
    • Course Introduction
    • Tool Holders: Terms And Care
    • Tool Holders: Tapers And Retention
    • Tool Holders: Styles And Applications
    • Types Of CNC Milling Machines
    • Components Of CNC Milling Machines
    • CNC Milling Machine Controls
    • Computer Aided Machining Systems
    • The Point Of Cut
    • CNC Milling Calculations
    • Types Of Milling And Drilling Tools
    • The Three Components Of Carbide Tooling
    • High Speed Machining - Part One
    • High Speed Machining - Part Two


 

Engineering and Designing Progressive Dies - 16 Hours

This practical course focuses on understanding the key principles needed to design, build, and troubleshoot progressive dies. It is intended for individuals with moderate sheet metal stamping experience.

Topics Include:
    Understanding Material
    • Yield / Tensile Strength
    • N And R Values
    • The Effect Of Thickness
    • Strain Distribution
    • Commercial Names
    Coil Defects
    • Camber
    • Crown / Rust
    Strip Carrier Designs
    • Solid Carriers
    • Stretch Carriers
    Strip Starting And Piloting
    • Pitch Stop
    • First Hit Line
    • Smooth Feeding Techniques
    • Stand-Offs
    • Bar Lifters / Round Lifters
    Metal Cutting
    • Cutting Clearance Selection
    • Scrap Removal
    • By-Pass Burrs
    • Pinch Trimming
    Holding Part Flatness
    • Pressure Blanking
    • Stippling
    Flanging, Bending, Curling, And Extruding
    • Stretch Flanges / Compression Flanges
    • Holding Bend Tolerances
    • Hole Flanging Techniques
    Pressure And Stripper Pads
    • Design Guidelines
    Drawing In Progressive Dies
    • Draw Ratios
    • Radii
    • Timing
    Web Carrier Development
    • Wax Method
    Processing Tools
    • Rubber Skins
    • Wax Development
    Press Selection
    • Tonnage
    • Ram Speed
    • Deflection Rate
    • Counter Balance
    Developing A Trouble-Shooting Process
    • Data-Based Approach
    Cost Estimating
    • Methods And Factors


 

Understanding, Processing, and Troubleshooting Drawing and Stretching Operations - 16 Hours

This advanced, practical course focuses on understanding the key principles needed to process and design deep-drawing and stretching dies. It is intended for experienced sheet metal process engineers, tool designers and die makers.

Topics Include:
    Understanding Material
    • R And N Values
    • Grain
    • Anisotropy
    • Strain Distribution
    • Commercial Names
    • Yield Strength
    • Plain Carbon Steels
    • High Strength Steel
    • Bake Hardenable Steel
    • A.H.S.S. - Dual Trip, Complex Phase
    • Stainless Steel
    • Aluminum
    • Anisotropy / Grain
    Drawing Guidelines
    • Blank Holder Functions
    • Getting Consistency
    • Pressure Or No Pressure?
    Understanding Drawing Ratios
    • Defining Draw Ratios
    • Calculating Blank Size
    • Calculating Draw Reductions
    • Compression / Ductility Fractures
    Controlling Metal Flow
    • Binder Pressure
    • Draw Beads
    • Draw Bars
    • Stand-Offs
    • Binder Shape
    • Die Entry Radius
    • Punch Radius
    • Material Forming Speed
    • Air Pads
    • Hydraulic Cushions
    • Nitrogen Systems
    Press Selection For Drawing
    • Tonnage Considerations
    • Ram Velocity
    • Off-Loading
    • Hydraulic Presses
    Friction Control
    • Lubricant Types
    • Lubricant Additives
    • Lubricant Application
    • Tool Steel Coatings
    • Alternate Die Materials
    • Thin Film Barrier Lubricants
    Draw Die Development
    • Binder Shape / Wrap
    • Length Of Line Analysis
    • Addendum Development
    Draw Die Troubleshooting Process
    • Seven Critical Steps


 

Product Design for Formability - 16 Hours

This practical course focuses on product design features from a die engineer's perspective. All too often stamped products are designed with features that are very costly or extremely difficult to make. Although these features and tolerances are sometimes necessary, often the part design can be changed and result in lower tooling and part costs. This course is designed for those with good product design skills.

Topics Include:
    The Effects Of Material (Coil)
    • R And N Values
    • Grain
    • Anisotropy
    • Strain Distribution
    • Commercial Names
    • Yield Strength
    • Plain Carbon Steels
    • High Strength Steel
    • Bake Hardenable Steel
    • A.H.S.S. - Dual Trip, Complex Phase
    • Stainless Steel
    • Aluminum
    • Anisotropy / Grain
    Draw Ratio Versus Product Design
    • Drawing Versus Stretching
    • Stretch Distribution
    • Calculating Reductions For Costing
    • The Effects Of Cold-Working The Metal
    Forming Punch Geometry
    • Radii Size
    • Wall Angles
    • Blank Types
    • Stretch Distribution
    • Spring-Back Problems
    Metal Cutting
    • Edge Control
    • Burrs
    • Hole Location Guidelines
    • Diameter Tolerancing
    Bend Angles, Flanges, And Extrusions
    • Bending Tolerances
    • Flange Heights Cost
    • Extrusion Or Reduction?


 

Stamping Die Maintenance and Troubleshooting - 16 Hours

This hands-on course focuses on identifying and correcting the root cause problems associated with stamping dies. Attendees will learn the physics behind all "tool rool magic".

Topics Include:
    Understanding / Verifying Material
    • R And N Values
    • Grain
    • Anisotropy
    • Strain Distribution
    • Commercial Names
    Selecting Cutting Clearance - Reducing Burrs
    • Piercing
    • Blanking
    • Shearing
    • Cut And Carry
    • Trimming
    • Effects Of Improper Cutting Clearance
    • Slug Pulling
    • Retaining Part Flatness
    Bending, Flanging, And Extruding
    • Controlling Wrinkles
    • Avoiding Fractures
    • Maximizing Extrusion Height
    • Flanging Sequence
    • Obtaining Accurate Bend Angles
    • Die Coatings
    Controlling Metal Flow In Drawing Operations
    • Understanding Draw Ratios
    • Selecting The Proper Radius
    • Avoiding Wrinkling And Fracturing
    • Draw Beads And Bars
    • Selecting Binder Pressure
    • Using Equalizers
    • Controlling Metal Flow
    Understanding The Role Of The Press
    • Press Types
    • Deflection
    • Counterbalance
    • Tonnage
    • Ram Velocity
    Tool Room Psychology
    • Dealing With Associates


 


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