Theory and Application of Press Forging and Die Design

Theory and Application of Press Forging and Die Design
The 15th presentation of this 4-day FIA education program providing forging specific information regarding the application of various types of presses as well as guidelines for designing tooling for forging and trimming.  This course is led by experienced academic and industry experts.

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September 28-October 1, 2015


      Residence Inn by Marriott
    527 Prospect Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44115

    (P) 216.443.9043

Who Should Attend?: 

This course is designed to be a blend of theory and practical information on press forging die design.  While no specific background is required for attendees, most will find it helpful to have a some drafting and design experience.


This course is led by Dr. Chester J. Van Tyne, FIERF Professor, Colorado School of Mines.  Assisting Dr. Van Tyne will be lectures from representatives from several leading manufacturing and suppliers of forging equipment.  Comprehensive course material will be provided for as well.

Industry experts include:

George Pirics- Enprotech Industrial Technologies
Brett Englert- Erie Press Systems
David Exler- Erie Press Systems
Nick Cerwin- Finkl Steel- Chicago
Marty Hausermann- Hausermann Die & Machine Co.
Brian Lockitski-  Indoctotherm Group, Inductoheat Div.
Dick Douglas- Metalworking Consultant Group
Walt Moczulewski-  Mocz Consulting LLC
John Walters- Scientific Forming Technologies
Roger Rees- SMS Group

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Members $1,199
Non-Members $1,699

Your fees include course material and certificate (upon completion of course), instructor fees, continental breakfast, lunches, and a hosted reception dinner on the evening of Monday, September 28, 2015.
     *Attendees are responsible for their own dinners*


Class will commence Monday, September 28, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.  Participants should arrive at 7:30 a.m. for check-in and course materials.  Class will conclude at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2015.  Participants should make any scheduled return flights AFTER 3:30 p.m.


The Residence Inn by Marriott is $135.00 plus tax (currently 15.5%) per night, for single or double occupancy.  Participants are expected to make their own hotel reservations.  To receive the discounted room rate, please call the hotel before Monday, September 7, 2015 and mention the Forging Industry Association.  Participants will pay hotel room charges direct upon departure.  Major credit cards and travel's checks are accepted.




A full refund will be given to any cancellation before Sunday, September 6, 2015, with no refunds thereafter.  Substitutions are allowed with prior notification given to the FIA.

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If you have any questions or concerns about this event, please contact Theresa Ferry: or 216.781.6260

9/28/2015 7:30 AM - 10/1/2015 2:00 PM
Residence Inn by Marriott
527 Prospect Ave. E.
Cleveland, OH 44115
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