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Hot Stamping Experience 2024


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Wednesday, November 20 - Thursday, November 21, 2024 | Charleston, SC

MetalForming magazine and the Precision Metalforming Association are proud to deliver this one-of-a-kind event that provides a unique opportunity to dive deeply into the ever-expanding world of hot stamping. Gaining popularity among automotive OEMs and Tier suppliers, as well as other industries, hot stamping is becoming a go-to process for the production of lighter and safer vehicles.

In addition to the presentations, attendees will tour the Nucor Steel Berkeley mill in Huger, SC. Attendees will view the production of a variety of steel products, including structural steel and carbon-steel plate and sheet products. Featured: low-carbon EAF steelmaking via tours of the melt shop, caster and hot mill.

The event will take place at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center.

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  • Wednesday

    November 20, 2024

    1:00 p.m.
    Registration Opens / Display Area Open

    2:00 p.m.
    PHS Giga Stamping at Gestamp
    Paul Belanger, North American R&D Center, Gestamp R&D North America Inc.

    2:00 p.m.

    PHS Giga Stamping at Gestamp

      As the automotive sector moves further into electrification, the need to reduce cost and manufacturing complexity increases. As part of this initiative, part consolidation through use of extreme-size components is gaining traction.

      Gestamp utilizes Extreme-Size Stamping Strategies to address higher impact energy levels. Benefits include part count reduction, reduced vehicle build time/complexity, green steel attributes and recyclability. Gestamp uses a holistic approach to vehicle energy management, addressing the impact event in stages with the body structure. Although all impact events are critical, the side impact and shallow offset rigid barrier are two that Gestamp has a great deal of experience with, providing many innovative solutions. Gestamp's focus today is how to best use steel door ring concepts to manage the IIHS 2.0 side impact and SORB events, while protecting the occupant and battery enclosure.

      Gestamp's OLPB Door Ring and GES-Wire tailor welded blank innovations offer high strength low-cost solutions to the energy management challenge. The OLPB Door Ring, comprised of spot-welded blanks prior to hot stamping, offers (~7-10%) cost savings over traditional architectures while reducing mass, part count and plant complexity.

      To further address cost savings, Gestamp is also introducing the 2nd Generation Multistep Hot Stamping manufacturing innovation. This new, revolutionary hot stamping process produces parts ~3-4x faster than conventional hot stamping, and achieves strength and ductility equal to, or better than the conventional AlSi 1500 MPa material.

    2:45 p.m.
    Hot Stamping at Gedia USA
    Maggie Frakes, Operational Plant Director, GEDIA Georgia LLC

    2:45 p.m.

    Hot Stamping at Gedia USA

    3:30 p.m.
    Break

    3:45 p.m.
    Root-Cause Analysis of Hot Stamping Defects…and Best Practices for Prevention
    Mike Austin, Director, Manufacturing Engineering, Diversified Tooling Group, Inc.

    3:45 p.m.

    Root-Cause Analysis of Hot Stamping Defects…and Best Practices for Prevention

      This presentation will address how hot-stamped part defects compare to cold-stamped defects, how the unique challenges of the hot-stamping process are managed, and how the heat treatment process impacts part geometry and tolerances as well as secondary production operations. This session also will delve into determining the root cause of a hot-stamped defect and the best ways to control defects once root causes are identified and correlated to hot-stamping process variables.
     

    4:30 p.m.
    Registration Opens / Display Area Open

  • Thursday

    November 21, 2024

    8:00 a.m.
    Breakfast and Display Area Open

    8:45 a.m.
    Cutting-Edge Technology for Laser Cutting Hot Stamped Steels
    Yama Fedai, Key Account Manager/Industry Manager, Trumpf North America

    8:45 a.m.

    Cutting-Edge Technology for Laser Cutting Hot Stamped Steels

    9:30 a.m.
    A New Process for Hot Stamping of Aluminum
    Paul Thom, Sales Manager-Hydraulic Division, Schuler North America
    Tiago Vasconcellos, Sales Director, Schuler North America

    9:30 a.m.

    A New Process for Hot Stamping of Aluminum

    10:15 a.m.
    Break

    10:45 a.m.
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    Speaker TBA

    10:45 a.m.

    TBA

    11:30 a.m.
    The Compact Strip Production Process for PHS Grades
    Dean Kanelos, Market Development & Product Applications Manager, Nucor Automotive Group

    11:30 a.m.

    The Compact Strip Production Process for PHS Grades

      Nucor has a carbon intensity less than half of today’s world average total emissions. And now the steelmaker is committing to a 35% combined reduction in steel mill scope 1 and scope 2 GHG intensity by 2030. This talk focuses on Nucor’s production of PHS grades for the automotive industry using the Compact Strip Production (CSP) process, with a high recycled content and a low carbon footprint. And, the steelmaker now is developing 2-GPa PHS, as well as other types of PHS grades.

      Following this talk, attendees will be briefed on tour of the Nucor Steel Berkeley mill, which also uses the CSP process.

    12:00 p.m.
    Lunch and Display Area Open

    1:00 p.m.
    Depart for Nucor

    1:45 p.m.
    Nucor Tour

    1:45 p.m.

    Nucor Tour

    4:00 p.m.
    Return to Hotel


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Mike Austin

Mike Austin

Director - Mfg. Engineering, Diversified Tooling Group, Inc.

Mike Austin is Director of Manufacturing Engineering for Diversified Tooling Gro...

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Mike Austin

Mike Austin

Director - Mfg. Engineering, Diversified Tooling Group, Inc.

Mike Austin is Director of Manufacturing Engineering for Diversified Tooling Group, whose American Tooling Center operation supplies hot stamping dies to automotive OEMs and suppliers. Mike has headed up the hot stamping development activities team at DTG for the last 7 years including the installation of their AP&T Hot Forming Press Cell, Prima LaserNextfive-axis laser cutting cells, and hot stamping focused metallurgical lab. Mike has 47 years of industry experience in automated processes for hot forming and cold stamping, has authored a number of papers and is a frequent speaker on metalforming subjects.
Paul Belanger

Paul Belanger

Director, North American R&D Center, Gestamp R&D North America Inc

Paul Belanger leads a team of body engineers developing products and new technol...

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Paul Belanger

Paul Belanger

Director, North American R&D Center, Gestamp R&D North America Inc

Paul Belanger leads a team of body engineers developing products and new technologies at Gestamp's North American R&D Center. Paul started his career in the steel industry before moving into automotive with Chrysler's Materials Engineering and Ram Truck Body Engineering. Later, at GM, he led a manufacturing engineering team providing expertise with critical stampings and complex assemblies. Paul has been using his more than 35 years of automotive body and materials engineering experience to drive the development and optimum application of advanced sheet metal products into automotive vehicle production.
Yama Fedai

Yama Fedai

Key Account Manager & Industry Manager, TRUMPF Inc.

Bio coming soon.

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Yama Fedai

Yama Fedai

Key Account Manager & Industry Manager, TRUMPF Inc.

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Maggie Frakes

Maggie Frakes

Operational Plant Director, GEDIA Georgia LLC

Bio coming soon.

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Maggie Frakes

Maggie Frakes

Operational Plant Director, GEDIA Georgia LLC

Bio coming soon.
Dean Kanelos

Dean Kanelos

Automotive Market Development & Product ..., Nucor Automotive Group

Dean Kanelos is the automotive market development and product applications manag...

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Dean Kanelos

Dean Kanelos

Automotive Market Development & Product Applications Manager, Nucor Automotive Group

Dean Kanelos is the automotive market development and product applications manager at Nucor. He has been with Nucor for twenty two years, overseeing automotive market development, product applications, early vendor involvement and assisting in product development. Dean is chairman for WorldAutoSteel and chairman of the Auto/Steel Partnership's Joint Policy Council. He has 44 years of experience in the steel industry, having worked in production supervision, applications engineering, marketing, and market development. Dean has a Bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master's in Business Administration from Indiana University-Northwest.
Paul Thom

Paul Thom

Sales Manager-Hydraulic Division, Schuler North America

After studying industrial engineering at the University of Applied Science Kaise...

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Paul Thom

Paul Thom

Sales Manager-Hydraulic Division, Schuler North America

After studying industrial engineering at the University of Applied Science Kaiserslautern in 2011, Paul Thom worked for Hilti Deutschland AG as a sales representative. Afterwards, he graduated with a Master of Science in Production Management in cooperation with Daimler Trucks. Fascinated by forming technologies, he started in 2013 at Schuler Pressen GmbH as sales manager for hydraulic presses. Responsible for hot stamping lines worldwide, Paul gained a lot of knowledge about lightweight technologies. Since the beginning of 2015, he has been the sales manager for hydraulic press systems in the United States and Canada at the company's American affiliate, Schuler Incorporated.
Tiago Vasconcellos

Tiago Vasconcellos

Sales Director, Schuler North America

As sales director at Schuler North America, Tiago Vasconcellos is responsible fo...

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Tiago Vasconcellos

Tiago Vasconcellos

Sales Director, Schuler North America

As sales director at Schuler North America, Tiago Vasconcellos is responsible for Tier automotive, kitchen and bath, and aerospace customers. Tiago has been a member of the Schuler Group for 17 years, starting with project management at Prensas Schuler. He earned progressive promotions that include sales engineer of hydraulic and forging divisions, sales manager of automotive for South America and the United States, and sales director at Schuler North America.

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November 7 - November 21

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel and Convention Center

5055 International Blvd. | N Charleston, SC, 294418 | 864-678-7117



Discounted Group Rate: $147 per night plus applicable taxes Rooms are run of the house.

Hotel Deadline: Wednesday, October 30, 2024, or until sold out.

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Parking: Self parking is available at $10 per day.

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