2023 FIA Theory & Applications of Forging & Die Design

2023 FIA Theory & Applications of Forging & Die Design
More than 2,500 forging professionals have attended the Theory & Applications of Forging & Die Design over the last 50+ years. The course is facilitated by a team of industry experts and engineering professionals who work together to carefully explain the principles and practices of forging. Over the years, this program has continued to evolve and expand, offering insights into the latest forging technology and metal flow simulation software.

Register your shop floor employees and technicians for this interactive, four-day training program today! Space is limited!

Curriculum Coordinator
Kester D. Clarke, Ph.D., FIERF Professor
Colorado School of Mines

Click here to download the program schedule. 

Plant Tour:
SIFCO Industries, Inc. - SIFCO Forge
970 E 64th St, Cleveland, OH 44103

SIFCO Industries, Inc., an Ohio corporation, was founded in 1913. SIFCO Industries, Inc. is engaged in the production of forgings and machined components primarily for the Aerospace, Energy and Defense markets. The processes and services include forging, heat-treating and machining. They provide customers with envelope and precision forgings, rough, and machined components, as well as sub-assemblies. SIFCO services both original equipment manufacturers ("OEM") and aftermarket customers with products that range in size from approximately 2 to 1,200 pounds. The Company's strategic vision is to build a leading Aerospace, Energy and Defense company positioned for long-term, stable growth and profitability.

Please note: The plant tour facility will have the opportunity to review the list of attendees prior to the event. They will have the right to refuse entrance to registrants at this discretion. If they refuse entry to a registrant, the FIA staff will then contact the attendee to let them know that they may not attend the tour. 

Cost to Attend:              FIA Member:              Non-Member:
  $1,550 $2,150

Submit a Problem for the Problem-Solving Session
FIA Member Companies are encouraged to submit a real-life problem for the problem-solving session. A brief statement of the problem, material being forged, drawings of parts and/or dies, sample part (if size permits), and a description of effort (what has been tried that didn't work) will be needed. This information should be submitted to FIA, Attn: Gabby Schultz (gabby@forging.org). 

Click here to download the Problem Solving Submission Form. 

If you would like to submit a real-life problem for the class to work on, please return the completed form along with drawings or sketches of parts and/or dies, and a sample part if size permits to: Gabby Schultz at gabby@forging.org. The deadline for submitting a problem solving form is May 2, 2023.

Suggested Hotels:
SpringHill Suites by Marriott 
6060 Rockside Pl
Independence, OH 44131

Hampton Inn & Suites 
6020 Jefferson Drive
Independence, OH 44131

For questions concerning registration, or to submit a paper registration form, please contact Kathy Edwards by email at kathy@forging.org or by phone at (216) 781-6260.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations will be permitted until June 27, 2023 and will be refunded in full. After June 27, 2023 no refunds will be given, but substitutions are allowed if submitted to the FIA in writing. 

Please Note:
No registration is final until accepted by FIA. FIA reserves the right to refuse registration/attendance to any person. Any registration that is not accepted by the FIA will be refunded in full. 

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7/11/2023 8:00 AM - 7/14/2023 5:00 PM
FIA Headquarters 6363 Oak Tree Blvd Independence, OH 44131 UNITED STATES
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