NAFTA Training Center


4th PHS Suppliers Forum - Plymouth, MI, USA September 22nd – 23rd, 2016

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EUROPEAN Training Center


5th PHS Suppliers Forum - Hanover, Germany October 26th – 27th, 2016

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 The Inn at St. John's, 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI 48170, USA

OEMs and suppliers worldwide continue to trust in the world’s leading training provider for hot sheet metal stamping technology trainings. When it comes to investing in the enrichment of their employees’ further education they know where to come.
Come and join us to gain valuable inputs in the Press Hardening Technology (PHT) and learn where the tripping points of implementation and processes can be identified. Experience additional know-how of what suppliers do to put into place, manufacturing practice and routine in their processes to fulfill their accountabilities.

At a glance:

  • Luke Reini, Charles Enloe (General Motors Company, Global Vehicle Engineering,Detroit, USA)
  • Frank Schieck (Fraunhofer Institute IWU, Chemnitz, Germany)
  • Paul Thom (Schuler Inc. Canton, USA)
  • Manuel Lopez (Gestamp BIW, Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Spain)
  • Gerhard Schöfl (Ebner Industrieofenbau GmbH, Leonding, Austria)
  • Shrikant P. Bhat (ArcelorMittal Global R&D, E. Chicago, USA)
  • Karl Radlmayr (voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Linz, Austria)
  • Joseph Price (BUCORP, Elgin, IL, USA)
  • Johannes Buehrle (Zwick, Ulm, Germany)
  • Christian Conrad (Fraunhofer Institute IZFP, Saarbruecken, Germany)
  • Michael Düring (AutoForm Engineering b.v., Netherlands)
  • Michael Fritz (Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH, Ditzingen, Germany)
  • Vladimir Boskovic (T&F, Graz, Austria)

Within the selected topical units, specialized skills are given to provide insight and understanding in tooling design, process monitoring strategies, in simulations based process design and design optimization and in post-processing and quality control technologies. Additionally, the participants will have an understanding of the interactions within each individual technical content in the 5 units (unit ca. 90 minutes).

  • Unit CT-1: Simulation (AutoForm)
  • Unit CT-2: Tooling (Schuler Inc.)

at Schuler Inc., Canton, MI

  • Unit CT-3a: Process Monitoring (Fraunhofer IWU, T&F)
  • Unit CT-3b: Product Quality Control (Fraunhofer IZFP, Zwick)
  • Unit CT-4: Laser Application (Trumpf Inc)

at Trumpf Inc., Plymouth, MI



5th PHS Suppliers Forum - Hanover, Germany October 26th – 27th, 2016



We cordially invite you to our “Training Center for Hot Stamping Technology” – PHS Suppliers Forum.

This conference and compact training will take place in conjunction with the 24th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition EuroBLECH16 on October 26th –27th 2016.

As a result of the feedback we received in 2014, we have decided to structure this year’s event and program in the following way:

  • First day is planned for: Seminars with informative presentations about state of the art technology and
  • The second day for: Circle trainings with a hands-on character.

The following fields will be presented:

  • Process Design
  • Steel, Coatings & Tailored Properties
  • Modelling & Simulation
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Product Quality Control

Confirmed sponsors and presenters:

General Motors Company – Gestamp – Schuler Presses – Ebner Furnace – voestalpine steel – Böhler Edelstahl – Fraunhofer IWUFraunhofer IZFPUniversity of Graz, T&FTRUMPF Laser Systems – TWB Company / WISCO – AutoForm Engineering Zwick Roell Materials Testing MachinesGRUNDIG AKADEMIE

The program will follow. For further information please contact Mr. Christian Kovacs at "".