Theory & Applications of Forging & Die Design

Event Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2023 to Friday, July 14, 2023





Location: FIA Headquarters

6363 Oak Tree Blvd.

Independence, OH 44131


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


Register your shop floor employees and technicians for this interactive, four-day training program today! Space is limited.


Click here to download the program schedule.


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.

Registration Fees:

FIA Member:    Non-Member:

$1,550            $2,150


Registration Deadline:
The online registration deadline for this event is June 27, 2023. Registrations will not be accepted after this date. If you have questions about registration, please contact Kathy Edwards at or call (216) 781-6260.


Click the red button below to register.


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.


Plant Tour:

SIFCO Industries, Inc. - SIFCO Forge
970 E 64th St, Cleveland, OH 44103

SIFCO Industries, Inc., an Ohio corporation, was founded in 1913. SIFCO Industries, Inc. is engaged in the production of forgings and machined components primarily for the Aerospace, Energy and Defense markets. The processes and services include forging, heat-treating and machining. They provide customers with envelope and precision forgings, rough, and machined components, as well as sub-assemblies. SIFCO services both original equipment manufacturers ("OEM") and aftermarket customers with products that range in size from approximately 2 to 1,200 pounds. The Company's strategic vision is to build a leading Aerospace, Energy and Defense company positioned for long-term, stable growth and profitability. 


Please note: The plant tour facility will have the opportunity to review the list of attendees prior to the event. They will have the right to refuse entrance to registrants at their discretion. If they refuse entry to a registrant, the FIA staff will then contact the attendee to let them know that they may not attend the tour. 

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: Gabby Schultz (

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: Gabby Schultz at The deadline for submitting a problem solving form is May 2, 2023.

Suggested Hotels:

SpringHill Suites by Marriott 
6060 Rockside Pl
Independence, OH 44131

Hampton Inn & Suites 
6020 Jefferson Drive
Independence, OH 44131