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  • This 10-page, full-color brochure provides a fundamental overview of forging markets, applications, materials and processes to customers, employees or anyone interested in this process. An excellent educational tool, highlights of the piece are the detailed descriptions and diagrams of the forging process and a gallery of end-products. Also included are in-depth discussions of directional strength, the cost advantages of forging and a chart detailing the wide range of materials and applications.

  • Information concerning the manufacture and purchase of forged parts or products on the basic types of closed-die production forging equipment. Suggested for customer use and education.

  • 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.

  • The Forging Industry Association is pleased to offer this valuable service. In partnership with IHS Global Insight, the FIA provides quarterly forecasting reports to help you monitor economic trends in the industry and grow your business.

    For Example:

    • Track current and future health of your markets
    • Get summary forecast views of business drivers
    • Help you to promote a balance portfolio approach to business planning
    • Lets you look at different sectors
    • Help you with corporate planning
    • Help assess risk by product and sector

    Call FIA Office (Mary Ann) for more details and to see how you can purchase a subscription to this service. (216-781-6260)

  • Conducted yearly, this survey covers both supervisory and 31 management job descriptions. Wage and benefit information is reported by geographic and company sales classification.

  • A measure for comparing your forging sales operations with similar FIA member companies in North America. Rejection rates, inventory turns, on-time delivery, receivable turns and quoting success rates are some of the benchmarks included.

  • This handy 10 page reference booklet contains information on: Where to find forging equipment requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations; Forging and employee noise exposure; Tips on how to handle an OSHA inspection... and more!

  • Based on OSHA 300 log data, this yearly survey breaks forging industry injury and illness data into four comparative size groups (based on number of employees). Format includes average OSHA recordable frequency rate, incidence and severity rates, restricted duty days, and more.

  • 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:


Forging Videos

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

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