Forging Automation 101 Workshop

Event Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 to Wednesday, May 12, 2021



The FIA Forging Automation 101 Workshop will take place on May 12, 2021. This workshop has been specifically developed to give forgers a first-hand look into how robotics and automation can help forging companies increase productivity, lower costs and improve workplace safety. 

The program includes coverage of topics such as forging automation fundamentals, staffing and training to program robots, automation implementation, automation in heat treat operations, and a virtual plant tour of a facility that currently uses robotics and automation.

To register for this live virtual workshop, click the red button below:





This workshop will take place online via Zoom, so attendees can join from the comfort of their home or office. Once registered, prior to the workshop, you will receive an email with a Zoom link and details on how to join.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Kathy Edwards at or call 216-781-6260. 


AGENDA: (Tentative)

10:00 a.m. ET             Forging Automation Fundamentals

                                    Terry Chilson, FIA Consultant


10:30 a.m. ET             Programming Robots: Staffing & Training           

                                   Brennan Palmiter, Robotic Consultant


11:00 a.m. ET             Panel Session: Automation Implementation                    

                                    Ken Griffard, Modern Forge; Brandon Wilke, Klein Tools; Rick Recktenwald, Walker Forge


12:00 p.m. ET             Break (30 min)


12:30 p.m. ET             Panel Session: Automation in Heat Treat Operations                

                                   Justin Dzik, Fives NA Combustion; Brian Lockitski, Inductoheat; Joe Stambaugh, Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic         


1:00 p.m. ET              Vendor Presentation: Lincoln Electric Automation, Columbus


1:30 p.m. ET              Vendor Presentation: LASCO


2:00 p.m. ET              Vendor Presentation: Feedall Automation


2:30 p.m. ET              Open Discussion & Questions


3:00 p.m. ET              Virtual Plant Tours

                                  Lincoln Additive Group, Malco Tools


3:45 p.m. ET              Adjourn


Registration Fees are non-refundable.  Individual substitutions are allowed and must be submitted in writing.



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.