FIERF Forging Competition

Event Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 to Thursday, May 25, 2023



Students and Educators, join us for the first ever FIERF Forging Competition for a hands on opportunity to learn more about forging! Teams of up to four students and one faculty advisor will compete for the chance to win recognition and prizes at this year’s Forge Fair.



Each team will forge (2) tuning forks to an assigned frequency


Schedule of Events:

November 1, 2022                  Team submissions due

May 1, 2023                            Technical Report, Poster and Photograph due

May 23-25, 2023                     Forge Fair 2023 – Items on Display (Cleveland, OH)

May 25, 2023                          Forging Contest (Cleveland, OH)




The competition is underway and the students have already begun researching materials and designing their forks.  Below are the participating schools and their team names.

Cleveland State University – CSU Viking Tunes

Colorado School of Mines – Your Average Metal Band

Georgia Southern University – Eagle Forging

Mississippi State University - Rockin' Tuning Forks

North Carolina State University – NC State Forge

Purdue University – Purdue Forksmiths

The Ohio State University – Forging Bucks

University of Cincinnati – Team Alpha

University of North Texas – The Fearsome Fork Forgers

University of Pittsburgh - Metaleros


We are eager to see the results and hope that you are too.  Join us at Forge Fair May 23-25, 2023 to vote for your favorite tuning forks, and see which teams walk away victorious!


For more information on the FIERF Forging Competition, please contact Amanda Dureiko at 216-781-6260 or

Forge Fair Career Day

Thursday, May 25, 2023 is Forge Fair Career Day. Students and Educators can register for the Discounted Academic Rate of $50 and explore the forging industry, learn about co-ops and internships, and meet with potential employers. 



Please note: This is a one-day pass only for Thursday, May 25. If you are interested in attending the full trade show, you must register at the regular attendee rate. This pass is for students and educators only. You must be enrolled or employed at a technical school, college or university.