Forging Automation 101 Workshop & Plant Tours

Event Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 to Thursday, August 25, 2022



Forging Automation 101 Workshop & Plant Tours

August 24-25, 2022 – Canton, Ohio


This workshop is 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. Topics will include programming robots, automation of induction heating systems, automation in gas fired heat treat and forging operations, the lean side of automation, benefits of automated material handling and more. Plant tours will also be scheduled during this program.


The program includes coverage of topics such as forging automation basic considerations, automation in heating processes. hammer, press, and post-forging, case studies in forging automation, benefits of automated material handling. For more information on the program agenda, click here.



Kent State – Stark Conference Center

6000 Frank Ave. NW

North Canton, OH 44720




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


The deadline to register for this event is August 11, 2022. Registrations will not be accepted after this date.

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

Note: Registration must be accepted by FIA. FIA reserves the right to refuse registration/attendance to any person.  



Canton Drop Forge

4575 Southway St SW, Canton, OH 44706

Canton Drop Forge is a leading developer and manufacturer of closed die forgings and drop forgings for high-performance applications. They blend well-established processes with modern methods to meet the forging needs of major corporations around the world and across several industries, including aerospace forgings, ground transportation and locomotive forging, oilfield forging, power generation and more.


M.K. Morse

1101 Eleventh Street SE Canton, OH 44707

M.K. Morse sawing solution products are manufactured in Canton, Ohio, in one of the industry’s most advanced production facilities.  This facility has undergone a number of expansions over the years as they developed our unique integrated manufacturing approach that helps them ship most orders for standard stock products within 24 hours.   


In addition to this plant, there are M. K. Morse warehouses in California, Canada, England, Finland and India. M.K. Morse products are available to professional contractors through a worldwide network of professional contractor and industrial supply distributors.


FIA has arranged a discounted room rate of $119/night at the Courtyard By Marriott in North Canton. Click here to make your room reservations, or call (330) 494-6494 and mention the Forging Industry Association. The deadline to book your hotel room at the discounted rate is August 11, 2022. Reservations made after this date are subject to hotel rates and availability.

Courtyard By Marriott
4375 Metro Circle, NW
North Canton, OH 44720