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  • Recommended Audience: Forging industry employees

    Available in CD-ROM or video format, this new employee orientation provides a general overview of what the forging industry is, what it does, how forgings are used and the industry's contribution to the North American economy. "Making the World Work" presents a capsule view of the vitality and diversity of the North American forging industry.

    What you will see: History of the forging process; Advantages of forging over other metalworking processes; Forging materials used; Forging processes; Forging equipment; Key markets for forgings.

  • A must-have training video for forge hammer or press operators! Packaged together on one tape, separate sections speak directly to your operational crews about the safe operation of their equipment. Topics include: Crew Safety Responsibilities, Set-up, Heating, Guarding and Forging.

  • This booklet is a hands-on guide to operation and basic maintenance of Induction Heating equipment.

  • Industrial Maintenance Training

    To further meet the employee training needs of FIA members, we are pleased to announce an expansion of online course offerings, in partnership with Kent State University. Focused on the high demand areas of mechanical and electrical maintenance, hundreds of online web-based courses are available for nominal fees. Member companies work directly with Kent State representatives to select courses or to design a training program that will meet individual organization needs.  To request additional information, visit the website or contact:


    Forging University

    The Forging University is an On-Line, Web-Based Training Center, offering over100 interactive training courses. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from the office, the home, or on the go.

    Subscribing companies may offer up to 1000 of their employee's unlimited access to all 100 plus course offerings. The Forging University is a free service for FIA member companies.

    Non-FIA member companies may subscribe to the University for an annual fee of $5,000.

    For more information contact FIA at:

  • Filmed in forge shops! For use as new employee safety orientation and refresher training, this 23 minute video addresses basic safety and health issues in the forging industry. Content includes employee responsibilities, personal protective equipment, housekeeping, safe lifting, material handling, first aid, machine guarding, hazard communication, confined spaces and more. Included with the video are training participation cards that may be issued to employees. A must for every forging safety program!

Forging Videos

Click on the video links below to learn more about the forging industry:

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