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Theory & Applications of Forging & Die Design

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. Register your shop floor employees and technicians for this interactive, four-day training program.



Dates: July 9-12, 2024

Location: ESC of Northeast Ohio
6393 Oak Tree Blvd., Independence, OH 44131

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

This years program will include a tour of Pursuit Aerospace.

Curriculum Coordinator
Frank L. Kraft
MetalKraft Technologies, LLC

Click here to download information on the topics presented during the program.

Click here to view/download the program schedule.

Registration Fees:
FIA Member: 1,550

Non-Member: 2,150

Online registration closes July 1, 2024. 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.

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 here 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 Schults at The deadline for submitting a problem solving form is June 15, 2024.

Suggested Hotels:

SpringHill Suites          
6060 Rockside Place 

Independence, OH 44131

Embassy Suites               
5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. 
Independence, OH 44131 


Cancellations will be permitted until June 25, 2024, and will be refunded in full. After June 25, 2024, 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 registration that is not accepted by the FIA will be refunded in full.



7/9/2024 8:00 AM - 7/12/2024 12:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time
6396 Oak Tree Blvd. Independence 44131