MRO Magazine

Trade show offers educational experience for metalformers

Cleveland, OH -- Nearly 20 technical sessions will take place during the Metalform Educational Conference scheduled...


March 10, 2005
By MRO Magazine

Cleveland, OH — Nearly 20 technical sessions will take place during the Metalform Educational Conference scheduled for March 21-23, 2005, during the Metalform ’05 metal stamping, fabricating and forming exhibition.

The event takes place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., near Chicago. Attendees of the exposition will have the opportunity not only to see industry in action on the show floor but also to participate in a variety of educational sessions.

The Metalform conference offers technical sessions that encourage new and creative ways to improve productivity and profitability. Presentations range from fundamentals for beginners to advanced concepts for experienced metalformers.

Each session runs for two hours and is conveniently scheduled, allowing attendees to take advantage of both the educational experience of the conference and to spend time on the exhibit show floor. A variety of topics are planned, including:
– Press Technology
– In-Die Sensing
– High Strength Steels
– High Speed Stamping
– Value-Added Assembly
– Electronics
– Quick Die Change
– Tooling
– Materials
– Short-Run Fabricating
– Die Design and Estimating
– Transfer Technology
– Steel Specifications
– Amateur Metallurgy
– Sensors
– Lubricants, and
– Strip Shape Control.


Visit for a complete listing of speakers and presentations. Additional information about the show, including registration details and a list of exhibitors, can also be found on the site.

The exposition is sponsored by the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), which represents the $41-billion metalforming industry of North America-the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating and other value-added processes. PMA’s nearly 1,200 member companies include metal stampers, fabricators, spinners, slide formers and roll formers as well as suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry. Members are located in 30 countries, with the majority found in North America-in 41 states of the United States, as well as Canada and Mexico.