Theory & Applications of Forging & Die Design

Event Date: Monday, July 18, 2022 to Thursday, July 21, 2022


Location: FIA Headquarters

1111 Superior Ave.

Fourth Floor Conference Area

Cleveland, OH


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 professors who work together to carefully explain the principles and practices of forging. Register your shop floor employees and technicians for this interactive, four-day training program today! Space is limited.

Over the years, this program has continued to evolve and expand, offering insights into the latest forging technology and metal flow simulation software.


Curriculum Coordinator

Kester D. Clarke, Ph.D., FIERF Professor

Colorado School of Mines


Click here to download information on the topics presented during the program.


New for 2022: Participants will visit Cleveland State University on Day 2 of the program and tour the Dan T Moore MakerSpace.   The Dan T. Moore MakerSpace is an innovation and design lab for the CSU community that provides hands on fabrication equipment for working with metal, wood and plastic.



Click the red button below to register online:


The deadline to register for this event is June 26, 2022. Registrations will not be accepted after this date.

If you have questions about registration, or would like a print registration form, please contact Kathy Edwards at or call 216-781-6260.


Hotel Accommodations:

FIA has arranged a discounted room rate of $169/night at the Kimpton Schofield Hotel.

Click the red button below to make your room reservations or call 216-357-3250 and mention the Forging Industry Association. Deadline to book your hotel room at the discounted rate is June 26, 2022.



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: Amanda Dureiko (

Click the button below 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 completed form along with drawings or sketches of parts and/or dies, and a sample part if size permits to: Amanda Dureiko at The deadline for submitting a problem solving form is June 28, 2022.