Technical Stamping Support Services that Deliver.

Our technical experts integrate seamlessly, shoulder to shoulder with your plant’s team to provide technical advice and support backed by decades of stamping experience.

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product launch

Phoenix provides new vehicle launch support for many major automotive OEM's. Our team members provide the customer with regular assessments of die construction status (machining and stamping trials), along with our review of quality details and assembly processes. Our expertise allows us to influence die shop activity, to ensure that quality and productivity standards will be achievable, and that the vehicle launch timeline is preserved.

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Formability systems, training, and technical support

Our skilled team of formability analysts solve your complex forming problems. Formability is a core competency at The Phoenix Group. Our comprehensive solutions cover the gamut of the Tool and Die Maintenance Operating System, from the Formability Lab to the Press lines and Die Shop. Our team helps develop and implement systems that fix dies, launch new products and optimize material usage. The Phoenix Group services include:

-Sheet Metal Forming Analysis

-New Product Launch Support

-Aluminum & AHSS Introduction

-Productivity improvement

-Scrap Reduction Analysis

-Material or Manpower Utilization Optimization

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die mantenance technical support/training

The Phoenix Group tool and die trainers stand shoulder-to-shoulder with your team, guiding the execution of well-developed methods and processes. We make sure your team is well-equipped to continue successfully, long after training.  Our die maker training encompasses a variety of skills, including:

-Punch Finishing

-Blinder Spotting, Clearances, Setting Gaps

-Interpreting Breakdown Panels

-Bead & Channel Maintenance/Repair

-Trim & Flange Steel - Nesting, Clearances, Maintenance/Repair, Punch Button Maintenance


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advanced materials joining

The Phoenix Group partners with manufacturers globally to ensure that joining processes in material production and customer assembly operations are optimized for efficiency and quality. You’ll enjoy more efficient processes, reduced costs and higher quality. Our Advanced Materials Joining Services include:


-Comprehensive process assessment


-Optimized joining processes involving advanced materials

-Weld parameter review and optimization

-Training programs

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case studies


General Motors was seeing significant waste at one of their manufacturing plants that specialized in the metal fabrication of parts for their line up of mid-sized pickup trucks.

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Ford Motor Company was experiencing loss due to downtime of their tool and die operations. The Phoenix Group helped them to identify and fix gaps in the program.

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Meet the experts


Wil Fras

Director - Forming Systems

Since 2005 Wil has brought The Phoenix Group his expertise in stamping die/part quality improvement, throughput improvement, material utilization, strain analysis, die optimization, installation of formability and reference panel systems, new vehicle launch process analysis, and Tool and Die training programs. Wil spent eighteen years with General Motors Corporation in manufacturing development and prototype die tryout, strain analysis software development for automotive stamping dies and stretch form bead development and improvements.


Craig Jankowski

Director - Forming Systems

Craig brings to us over twenty five years’ experience in the Tool & Die trade, working at Tier 1 & 2 and Chrysler Tool and Die facilities.  At Chrysler, Craig spent thirteen years as a die maker working on large steel and aluminum body panels with several of those years operating the Argus optical measuring system. He also worked as Manufacturing Engineering Operations Support Analyst and Formability Engineer for stamped aluminum parts, circle grid and thinning analysis, and support for material blanking.


Jaime Hernandez

Director - Mexico Customer Services

Jaime has been supporting the Phoenix Group since 2015 in multiple roles that have included; Die and Formability Engineer, Technical Customer Service Engineer and Sr. Application Engineer. Jaime has supported multiple Stampers, Mills, and Processors of aluminum/steel in their stamping process. A few of his roles included providing problem solving, TCS Support, launch support, forming solutions using formability science, training, assessments, and formability system implementations. Jaime took the lead of Mexico Operations for Phoenix in June of 2017. 


Larry Przekora

Project Leader

Larry brings over forty years of manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, quality, production troubleshooting and cost reduction experience.  Before coming to work for The Phoenix Group he spent thirty eight years with General Motors on Manufacturing assignments including machining, press operations, assembly activities and testing of all finished products.

He was also instrumental in the startup of three new product lines and instituted Lean and Global Manufacturing Systems in several GM facilities.

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