IMTMA Training Centre

Sheet Metal Dies - Tryout and Proving

Date : 24 to 26 April, 2019

@ 12/5, D1 Block, MIDC Chinchwad, Pune


Die Tryout and Proving is one of the most important and critical step in the manufacture of Sheet Metal Dies. There are many variables which contribute to the successful completion of this activity. Tool Makers who are responsible for executing this step traditionally learn a lot from Trial and Error methods. After accumulating many years of experience in this activity, they finally begin to exert sufficient command over this domain.Nowadays use of simulation software’s have considerably reduced the time taken for this activity. However this activity has to be necessarily fine tuned and the final component produced on the Press.

The Component Design, the Die Design, the Material Properties, the Die Manufacturing Process and the Press itself are some of the variables and all of them play a vital role. Understanding the impact of each of these variables and pin pointing the root cause to correct the component is quite a complex activity.

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturer’s Association (IMTMA) is organizing a 3 day programme on Sheet Metal Dies - Tryout and Proving on 24 to 26th April 2019 at Pune.

Focus Areas

• Preparatory activities to be done before Die Tryout.
• Carrying out static and dynamic checks to confirm proper assembly and working of the Die
• Steps in the tryout process which are critical from the Quality Perspective.
• Different types of defects in components and methods of overcoming them.
• Understand the different variables which contribute to defects.
• Identifying the root cause of defects.
• Importance and various methods of scrap shedding.
• Practical demonstration of all the above points in a tool room manufacturing Dies and in a Press Shop

Key Take Aways

After undergoing the programme, the participants will be able to -
1. Understand the tryout process & the role of checklists.
2. Understand the various press parameters & method of die setting.
3. Identify defects in formed components & find solutions by analyzing root cause.
4. Learn the systematic approach to resolve defects in die-cut components.
5. Learn how to minimize skin defects in outer components.
6. Understand component checking methods & pro-active maintenance of dies.

Participation Fee

Rs. 9000/-

IMTMA Members / Micro Companies

Rs. 10000/-

IMTMA Non Members / Others

+18% GST

Group Concession : 5% for 3 to 5 and 10% for 6 and more delegates being nominated from the same company

Special concession available for Faculty & Students from engineering colleges

(subject to availability of seats)

Participant Profile

This programme will benefit Supervisors, Engineers and Technicians from Tool rooms, Press Shops and Die Maintenance tool rooms in the Automotive, Defence, Railway and General Manufacturing industries.


The programme will be conducted by Mr. C A Bodas, an industry expert in Die Manufacturing, Tryout and Proving of Sheet Metal Dies with more than 30 years of practical hands on experience.He has worked with Tata Motors in tool-room as a professional in sheet metal dies & pressed components. He was responsible for Sheet Metal dies, in all the stages, like, manufacturing,tryout, commissioning & maintenance.
Mr Bodas is a proud owner of a Patent for “Design & execution of Innovative scrap shading unit” in sheet metal dies.
Mr. Bodas has expertise in proving outer panels like doors, roof, tailgate, hood and side panels. He has travelled to Japan & Taiwan for executing the Nano & Ace Projects

For Registration Contact

Abhijeet Agawane

Programme Co-ordinator

Telephone :   7066 0305 31 /32
Mobile :   9730575154
Email :

REGISTRATION : Prior registration for participation is necessary. Number of participants is limited and will be accepted on ‘First Come First Serve’ basis. A Certificate of participation will be issued to participants.

Important Information : Participation fee includes, course material, working lunch and tea / coffee. Interested companies are requested to register online by clicking on 'REGISTER' button and by filling up the nomination authority and participant's details in specified form.

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