FIA Hammer Maintenance Workshop

Event Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 to Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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FIA is pleased to present its popular Hammer Maintenance Workshop on March 5-6, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. This two-day workshop covers the different types of forging hammers, elements of the hammer, and the hammer’s influence on the rest of the forging process. FIA Hammer Maintenance Workshop attendees will come away with a better understanding about how to maintain and improve their hammer operations.


Who should attend?

• Maintenance Department Leaders
• Hammer Maintenance Specialists
• General Managers
• Production Managers
• Forge Cell Leaders
• Plant Engineers


Program Agenda
Tuesday, March 5
1:00 p.m.    Welcome and Announcements
1:15 p.m.    Depart for Plant Tour - TBD
3:00 p.m.    Return to FIA Headquarters
3:15 p.m.    Hammer Overview
                  Ed Lyons, Ajax-CECO
                  Micah Hamlett, Ajax-CECO
3:45 p.m.    Hammer Foundations
                  Steve Veroeven, Vibro/Dynamics
                  Victor Salcedo, GERB Vibration Control Systems
4:45 p.m.    Break
5:00 p.m.    Hammer Frames
                  Ed Lyons, Ajax-CECO
                  Micah Hamlett, Ajax-CECO
                  Randy Horn, Ajax-CECO
                  Mike Gill, LASCO Engineering Services
6:00 p.m.    Recess
6:30 p.m.    Group Dinner at Hofbräuhaus Cleveland

Wednesday, March 6
7:30 a.m.    Breakfast
8:00 a.m.    Die Alignment and Control Guide Alignment
                  Steve Janiszewski, Superior Die Set Corp.
8:30 a.m.    Tooling Setup and Wear Parts
                  Steve Janiszewski, Superior Die Set Corp.
9:00 a.m.    Hammer Controls
                  James Nash, Ajax-CECO
                  Mathias Meissner, LASCO Engineering Services
10:00 a.m.  Break
10:15 a.m.  Hammer Maintenance
                  Pete Campbell, Campbell Press Repair
11:15 a.m.  Hammer Maintenance Program: Case Study
11:45 a.m.  Boxed Lunch and Open Discussion
12:30 p.m.  Adjourn



FIA Headquarters
1111 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44114


Event Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland Downtown - Lakeside
1111 Lakeside Avenue E.
Cleveland, OH 44114


The discounted group rate is $149 per night plus applicable taxes. To make your reservation, please call 216-241-5100 and mention the Forging Industry Association. You may also make your reservation online by clicking here. To receive the discounted group rate, please make your reservation by February 19, 2019.



To register for the FIA Hammer Maintenance Workshop, you can complete the registration form or click the button below for online registration. 



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