Webinar: Additive Manufacturing 101 for Forge Tooling

Event Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 to Wednesday, December 6, 2023


Additive Manufacturing (AM) or Direct Manufacturing, popularly known as 3D Printing, has become the leading-edge manufacturing technology in the last decade. The potential for metal AM has led to heightened interest in all services of the Department of Defense (DOD). Most U.S. casting foundries use AM technology to manufacture complex casting molds and even cast parts. Forgings, on the other hand, cannot be replaced by metal AM because the forgings must meet superior mechanical properties, functional criticality, and favorable production volumes. However, the AM technology can be utilized to manufacture forge tooling to reduce lead time and life cycle cost in manufacturing forged products. This virtual seminar will discuss the pros and cons of metal AM and provide attendees with knowledge and expertise for utilizing metal AM to manufacture Forge Tooling.



FIA Members: FREE

Non-Members: $195


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Questions about registration? Please contact Kathy Edwards at kathy@forging.org or call 216-781-6260.


The course outline for this webinar includes the following:

  1. What is Additive Manufacturing?
    1. Archeometallurgical perspective of metal AM in Forging
    2. Modern Additive Manufacturing
    3. Advantages and Limitations of Additive Manufacturing
  2. Metal Additive Manufacturing Processes
    1. ASTM definitions and classification
    2. Current AM processes, Machines, Capabilities, and limitations
  3. Comparison of Metal AM and Forging Processes
    1. Tooling Manufacturing Principles
    2. Microstructures and Defect Structures
    3. Post processing of metal AM and Forge Tooling
    4. Mechanical Properties of Forge Tooling Materials
  4. Metal AM for Forge Tooling
    1. Forge Tooling Manufacturing
    2. Forge Tooling Repair and Improvement
    3. Forging lead time reduction
    4. Forge Tooling Optimization
  5. Future of Forging Production Utilizing Metal AM
    1. Tooling
    2. Forging stock


About the instructor:

Prabir Chaudhury, Ph. D. Educational and Consulting LLC.

Dr. Prabir Chaudhury is the President of Education and Consulting LLC. He is a Metallurgical Engineer with a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, CA. His expertise is in the areas of physical and mechanical metallurgy with extensive background in metal AM and Forging, including thermomechanical processing of metals and alloys. He has more than 30 years of experience in materials, process, and product development for automotive, aerospace, defense, and other industries. He has developed new metal AM alloys, innovative metal processing methods, and currently engaged in advancing forging technologies using metal AM. Dr. Chaudhury has been very active in education and training for metal AM and has developed and delivered several AM courses on Advanced AM Design, Testing, Quality Control, and Certification for rapid implementation of metal AM technologies in the manufacturing shop floor.


Cancellation Policy (Non-Members)
For paid registrations, cancellations will be permitted until November 22, 2023 and will be refunded in full. After November 22, 2023 no refunds will be given but substitutions are allowed if submitted to the FIA in writing.

Please Note
No registration is final until accepted by FIA. FIA reserves the right to refuse registration/attendance to any person. Any paid registration not accepted by the FIA will be refunded in full.