Forge Die and Component Welding Repair 101

Event Date: Monday, February 6, 2023 to Monday, February 6, 2023


Join us for FIA’s first die welding and repair webinar. Attendees will learn the theory of forge die and component welding repair from two industry veterans with over 30 years of forge die repair experience who’ve successfully repaired and maintained hundreds of forging dies and components.


Date: February 6, 2023

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)


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Registration is free for FIA Members. The fee is $195 for non-members. Once registered, prior to the webinar you will receive an email with a link to join the Zoom Meeting.


If you have questions about registration please contact Kathy Edwards at or call 216-781-6260. 

About the Instructors:
Chris Kerchkof
Chris Kerchkof has worked at Eureka Welding Alloys for 25 years. He started as an extrusion press assistant making coated stick electrodes and then became the manager of the extrusion press department and chemical inventory controller. In 2012, Chris entered the sales department and in 2016, became a sales manager. Later that year, Chris became the manager of the robotics welding department. Chris currently heads up the sales department, robotic department, and daily operations and has been doing so for the past few years.


Dustin Wilcox
Dustin Wilcox is the CFO and VP of Operations for Absolute Welding and Machining (AWM).  Dustin has spent the last 12 years working at AWM overseeing the welding operations and implemented and managed AWM’s Robotic Die and Component Welding program.