Tooling By Design is a monthly technical column written by Peter
Ulintz that appears in Precision Metalforming Association's (PMA) "MetalForming"
magazine. The column provides technical discussions and recommended best practices relating to the engineering, manufacture
and maintenance of metal stamping dies and troubleshooting formability problems in the press shop.
Pete has been in the metal stamping and tool & die industries since 1978.
His background includes tool & die making, tool engineering, engineering management, advance process planning and product
development. He has been speaking at national seminars, roundtables and MetalForm symposiums since 1996, focusing on topics
such as: tool & die design, die maintenance, deep draw technology, metal forming simulation, designing
and building dies for high-strength steel stampings, problem solving in the press shop and innovative approaches
to die manufacturing using Performance-Based Die Engineering Strategies.
Mr. Ulintz is a member of the PMA Technical Seminar
Committee, the North American Deep Drawing Research Group (NADDRG), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and the
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
ToolingByDesign.com was established in July 2006 to serve the metal
stamping and tool & die industries as a web-based source for modern metal forming technology. The website provides
relevant die engineering data, technical support and industry resources necessary to advance "An
Engineering Approach to Die Design."