FORGING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION'S - 2015 ANNUAL STATISTICAL SURVEY

 

The Forging Industry Association has been collecting information for over 50 years to keep the forging industry and its suppliers aware of the consumption of forging parts in the past 12 months.  The reports include comparisons to past historical data and are the aggregate of actual information provided by member and non-member forging companies.  FIA also collects data to provide you with the benchmark you have been asking for against our international forging community.  To do that we need accurate tonnage figures for all segments of the industry.  WON’T YOU BE A PART OF THIS AND RECEIVE SOME GREAT INFORMATION Your Annual Orders, Shipments & End Use participation is VITAL to this service. 

 

 

WHY PARTICIPATE?

 

FIA ANNUAL ORDERS & SHIPMENTS PROGRAM INFO:

 

  1. What we have always gathered:
       Total yearly volume shipped broken down by:

  • Segments – Closed Die, Open Die and Rolled Ring

  • Metals, Ferrous and Non Ferrous

  • By Tons per metal – reporting your tonnage information is essential for international forging comparisons

  • By End Use markets you support

 

  1. What we are asking again this year:

  • The amount of forgings exported and to what countries – by Tons

  • Your Energy usage

  • Employee counts on the production side.

 

 

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HIGHLIGHTS FOR FILLING OUT FORM:

 

PAGE 1 – ORDERS, SHIPMENTS – dollars and tons

 

FOR ALL FORMS:  (Rolled Ring, Open Die, Impression Die)

  • All reported data should use your invoiced dollars & tonnage. (extensive calculations are not intended)

  • Include all surcharges

  • Use only tons (short ton is acceptable -  ie: ‘2000 lb’s = 1 ton’)

  • High Temp Metals includes

    • Cobalt

    • Iron nickel

    • All metals for temps of 1000⁰F

  • Other Non-Ferrous includes

    • Magnesium

    • Zinc

    • All other like materials

  • Forgings produced and sold as Catalog items (please request special form to report)

  • Captive Forge Plants: where your forgings produced are shipped to an affiliated plant.

  • Powder Forged Parts (please request special form to report)

  • Mandrel Ring Sales are reported on the OPEN DIE FORM

  • EXCLUDE:

    • Forgings produced and sold as Catalog items (please request special form to report)
    • Captive Forge Plants: where your forgings produced are shipped to an affiliated plant.
    • Powder Forged Parts (please request special form to report)
    • Mandrel Ring Sales are reported on the OPEN DIE FORM

 

 

Page 2 - MARKETS BREAK-OUT:

 

End Use Markets allow you to see not only the market segment but also break-downs by product.  This gives you a better picture of what actually happened in the last year.

 

 

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STEEL DEFINITIONS & FORGING PROCESS DEFINITIONS

 

“Impression” and “Closed Die” are used interchangeably for forgings produced between two dies that have “impressions” or negatives of the piece to be formed. 

“Open Die” refers to a process where a billet is formed between flat dies. 

Ring rolling is a process that forms rings. 

Definitions of “Cold” forging vary, but run from pieces worked at room temperature up to 300 degrees F or so. 

 

DEFINITION OF THESE PROCESSES CAN ALSO BE SEEN AT https://www.forging.org/types-forging-processes

 

 

CARBON STEEL:

Iron commonly combined with small amounts of carbon, with possible limited amounts of manganese (not more than 1.64%), silicon (0.60% Max) and copper (0.60% Max)

OR

Steel having no specified minimum quantity for any alloying element and containing only an incidental amount of any element other than carbon, silicon manganese, copper, sulfur and phosphorus.

 

COMMON ALLOY:

Type of steel to which one or more alloying elements have been added to give it special properties not attainable in Carbon Steel.  Generally—AISI 1300 through AISI 9800 series and could have manganese (over 1.64%), silicon (over 0.60%) and copper (over 0.60%)

 

MICRO ALLOY:

Microalloyed steels are carbon steels to which small quantities of certain elements, such as vanadium, titanium or niobium, are added in order to enhance mechanical properties.  This enhancement of mechanical properties results from control of temperature and cooling rate during the hot-rolling or forging process, thus eliminating post-forging heat treatment.

 

STAINLESS STEEL:

Stainless steel is an iron-containing alloy—a substance made up of two or more chemical elements—used in a wide range of applications. It has excellent resistance to stain or rust due to its chromium content, usually from 12 to 20 percent of the alloy. There are more than 57 stainless steels recognized as standard alloys, in addition to many proprietary alloys produced by different stainless steel producers.

 

TOOL STEEL:

Any of a class of carbon and alloy steels commonly used to make tools.  Tool steels are characterized by high hardness and resistance to abrasion, often accompanied by high toughness and resistance to softening at elevated temperature.  These attributes are generally attained with high carbon and alloy contents.

 

OTHER NON-FERROUS

Includes magnesium, zinc, etc.

 

HI-TEMP METALS

Includes those alloys whether iron/nickel/cobalt or other base, suitable for use at temperatures of 1000oF +. 

 

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DOWNLOAD FORMS:

 

PARTICIPATE NOW!  Click below to download a PDF form or call FIA office (216-781-6260-Mary Ann) to participate via on-line interactive survey: 

 

Impression Die (Closed Die) Form [click here]

Open Die Form [click here

Rolled Ring Form [click here

 

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 (All Survey questionnaires are coded for confidentiality of data.  FIA staff internally compiles the data to obtain aggregate report results, so your data is never compromised.  Any questions call Mary Ann Foote at FIA Office 216-781-6260)