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Precision Metalforming Association (PMA)


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PMA (Precision Metalforming Association) is a trade association representing
enterprises in cold forming metals. It was originally founded as The Pressed
Metal Association in 1913 and had intermittent periods of activity and latency, taking on sustained vigor during World War II. During the 1960s it changed its name to the American Metal Stamping Association (ASMA) and began to sponsor conferences addressing the knowledge base and develop more scientific principles to predict the stamping deformation process including K M Frommann's presentation during the ASMA conference in 1968. While not directly connected to AMSI, the emerging interest in a scientific basis for metal forming was reflected in the publication of "The Forming of Sheet Metal", by SS Hecker in Scientific American in 1976. In the 1980s ASMA called public attention to the safety concerns of counterfeit marks on imported fasteners, presaging issues now of concern to the pharmaceutical industry.

In 1987 AMSA was reorganized as PMA (Precision Metalforming Association),
reflecting the increasing participation of roll forming, slide forming, metal spinning, and other metal deformation industries as well as the tool and die, roll form tooling, and engineering consulting services. The prescience of this approach has been vindicated by the emergence of technologies like hydroforming, exploiting fluid dynamics principles, something that wasn't even a blip on the radar at that time.

Membership is corporate based with members belonging to local districts and
industry specific divisions. The national headquarters is in Independence,
Ohio just south of Cleveland. PMA holds an annual meeting, as well as
conferences and other events focused on matters of special interest to the
industries involved.


Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) - Main Office
6363 Oak Tree Blvd.
Independence, OH 44131

Phone: (216) 901-8800
Fax: (216) 901-9190

PMA Ohio Offices


PMA Ohio Offices


PMA Cleveland
589 Welshire Drive
Bay Village, OH 44140

Contact: Renee Neuendorf
Phone: (440) 871-5638
Fax: (440) 201-6900

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PMA Northwest Ohio
P.O. Box 642
Sylvania, OH 43560

Contact: Candy Villarreal
Phone: (419) 450-1480
Fax: (845) 698-9289

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PMA Ohio Valley
Pentaflex, Inc.
4981 Gateway Blvd.
Springfield, OH 45502

Contact: Steve Heitbrink
Phone: (937) 325-5551 Ext. 119
Fax: (937) 325-2620

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