Quick Read Newsletter
April 2016 Quick Read Newsletter
Benefactors Help FIA Bring Distinctive Speakers to Annual Meeting
FIA has assembled a must-see group of speakers for this year's Annual Meeting of Members at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Topics will include politics, business improvement and the economy, highlighted with presentations by Mary Matalin and James Carville, Dr. Bob Rotella, Curt Steinhorst, Dr. Ken Mayland and Jennifer McNelly.
These presentations are made possible because of the generous support from benefactors. Benefactors of the 2016 Annual Meeting include:
Ellwood Quality Steels Co.
LASCO Engineering Services
Asahi Forge Group
Ellwood City Forge - Forging Division
Nutec Bickley S.A. de C.V.
The Queen City Forging Co.
If you are interested in becoming a benefactor of the 2016 Annual Meeting of Members, contact Mike DiLorenzo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-781-6260. The contribution levels are:
- Premier: $5,000 contribution
- Champion: $3,000 contribution
- Supporting: $1,000 contribution
Benefactors will be recognized onsite at the Annual Meeting with signage, slides and unique badges.
Enroll in Die School Today
Registration is now open for FIA's Theory & Applications of Forging & Die Design. The course is taught by a team of industry experts and engineering professors who work together to carefully explain die design principles and practices. Topics include:
- The process of forging.
- Factors affecting the forging process.
- Mechanical behavior of metals.
- Stress encountered in forging.
- Physics fundamentals.
- Forging die failures.
- Mechanical fundamentals.
- Forging equipment.
- Forging operations.
- Simulation software.
- Die block design.
- Impression die forging.
Theory & Applications of Forging & Die Design will be held in Cleveland in the building that is home to FIA headquarters. The building's address is 1111 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114. The sessions will take place in the building's fourth floor conference center.
FIA has reserved a block of rooms for Theory & Applications of Forging & Die Design participants at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland Downtown-Lakeside. The hotel is located at 1111 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114, a short five-minute walk from FIA headquarters.
Course participants must make their own hotel reservations. To reserve a room at the discounted rate of $149/night, visit the hotel's FIA page or call 800-222-TREE and mention FIA.
Reservations must be made by May 13 to secure the FIA rate.
Technical Conference Registration Open
The latest in forging technology will be presented at the 31st Forging Industry Technical Conference, Sept. 19-20 in Columbus, Ohio. The conference will open with these invited speakers:
- Dr. George Krauss, Professor Emeritus, Colorado School of Mines
"Forging Steel Selection: Chemistry, Microstructure, Precautions and Performance"
- Dr. Taylan Altan, Faculty Emeritus, Ohio State University
"Research Development and Education in Forging Technology - A Global View & Comparison"
- Jon Tirpak, President, ASM International
"May You Live in Interesting Times; Or, Will Your Forge Flourish or Perish?"
- Hyunsoo Park, Director, Hyundai Steel Co.
"Development and Application of Forged Steel Products for Advanced Automobile Technology"
- Dr. Richard Sission, Jr., George F. Fuller Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
"Microstructure Development During Tempering"
Presentations on the second day of the conference will be divided into a Research and Development track and an Applied Technology track to offer more process and market-specific information. See the Technical Conference schedule for a full list of speakers and presentation titles.
In addition to learning about forging technology, Technical Conference attendees can network with industry, academic and government research partners. Meals will take place in the exhibit hall, where industry suppliers are invited to showcase their technologies and services. Return the conference registration form to the FIA office today to take advantage of the early bird fee.
Forging-Specific Operational Survey is Now Open for Data Entry
FIA's newest operational survey is now open for data entry. Participation in this survey will give users access to forging-specific measures and reports, allowing them to further benchmark their operations against others in the industry. All forging producer members are invited to participate in the survey.
The FIA dynamic benchmarking online survey platform is designed to accommodate users' schedules and provide them with the information they want most, when they need it. Dynamic benchmarking provides:
- Completely secure and anonymous data entry.
- Instant reporting to compare productivity and profitability.
- The ability to receive forging industry-specific data exclusive to participation.
- Profile information that includes quality systems certifications, exports, and end-use markets.
- 24/7 user access, and users may enter their data in more than one sitting.
- The ability to create customized, comprehensive reporting based on the user's individual criteria.
To enter your information today, visit the dynamic benchmarking dashboard. FIA encourages participants to enter their data before May 6, 2016, to ensure comprehensive reporting.
For more information about FIA surveys, please contact the dynamic benchmarking team at email@example.com.
Welcome New Members
Bob Reed Passes Away
Robert "Bob" Reed Jr., a longtime FIA supporter who spent his entire 46-year career at Bonney Forge, died March 12 at the age of 64.
Reed joined Bonney Forge in 1969 when the company was in its infancy and located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He worked his way up from junior industrial engineer to industrial engineer and, after a period when he served in the payroll department, was named Allentown plant superintendent. Reed was later instrumental in helping Bonney Forge transfer manufacturing operations from Allentown to Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and then to Mount Union, Pennsylvania. He served as manager of forging operations at the time of his death.
Reed's full obituary is available here.
Management Development Institute (MDI) Session 1
April 17–19, 2016
Annual Meeting of Members
April 30–May 2, 2016
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Theory & Applications of Forging & Die Design
June 6–9, 2016
Management Development Institute (MDI) Session 2
July 31–Aug. 2, 2016
Forging Industry Technical Conference
Sept. 19–20, 2016
Oct. 3–5, 2016
San Antonio, Texas
Fall Meeting of Members
Oct. 24–26, 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina
Management Development Institute (MDI) Session 3
Nov. 13–15, 2016