Customer Education

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Facts & Guideline Tolerances For Precision Aluminum

Information concerning the manufacture and purchase of precision forged aluminum parts. Suggested for customer use and education. Not shipped outside of North America.

Facts and Guideline Allowances and Tolerances for Seamless Rolled Rings

Information relating to processes, methods and criteria most generally utilized in the production and purchase of seamless rolled rings. Suggested for customer use and education.

Forging - Making The World Work

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.

Forging Solutions Design Engineering & Case Studies CD

This reference CD offers the design engineering community a multi-faceted look at the forging process using short newsletter-type articles to outline the advantages of forging. Broken up into the four major forging processes, articles are often backed up by case studies proving the superiority of forged components over many competing processes.


A version of this CD is available at no cost on this website. Click here to visit.

FORGING: Where, Why, How?

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.

Guideline Tolerances for Hot Forged Impression Die Forgings: Hammer. Press & Upsetter

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.

Online Training

Forging University

Forging University is our online training center designed to assist in your training needs. Available 24/7 and in more than one sitting, Forging University allows for training to work around your employees schedule.


Forging University has diverse training topics that range from forging fundamentals, safety, human resources, sales & marketing, and self-development.


Forging University is offered for free to all FIA members as a part of their membership, and free for all military personnel with a .mil email address through the Forging Defense Manufacturing Consortium (FDMC). Non-members can purchase access to training courses for a fee.


Updated Courses Available:

  • Fundamentals of Forging 101
  • Safety Orientation
  • Hammer Safety
  • Press Safety
  • Ferrous Metallurgy for Plant Personnel
  • Induction Heating for Forging
  • Courses on HR, Sales & Marketing topics
  • Lubricants in Forging
  • Optimizing Die Care
  • Heat Treatment of Carbon Steel Forging

Coming Soon: We are excited to showcase a wide-variety of updated courses including:

  • Upsetter Forging
  • Ring Rolling Training

Forging University is a valuable benefit and is made available to FIA Members only. We hope that you leverage this improved platform to grow your team, learn new skills, and develop tools to make yourself and your company successful and prosperous.


To Request Your New E-Learning Account and Suggest New Content: Lorean Crowder

Not a Member? Forging University is a member-only benefit. Contact Jim Warren for information on joining:

Open Die Forging Technology

Significant changes, technical developments and specialization in the production of open die forgings are chronicled. Handbook compiles information on manufacturing equipment methods and design considerations of open die forgings. Includes overview on the manufacture of seamless rolled rings. Principal uses: training, education, and information for producers and their employees, customers, students and others interested in the open die industry. Contact FIA for bulk order prices.

Product Design Guide For Forging

A single-source set of guidelines and technical information relevant to the OEM engineer or any buyer or specifier of manufactured components interested in learning the "do's" and don'ts" of designing products to be forged. The 240 page book is laid out in a quick reference format complete with plenty of graphics, tables, photos and a detailed index to make it easy for the time conscious user to quickly locate information needed. As a bonus, this publication incorporates all three FIA Guideline Tolerance booklets. Contact FIA for bulk order prices.


The Guide reviews:

  • Establishing design parameters/materials
  • Cost drivers Manufacturing process comparisons/trade offs
  • Forged shapes and forms
  • Characteristics of forging alloys
  • Post-processing
  • Guidelines for specifying forgings
  • Case studies demonstrating how forgings were used to advantage

The Forging Advantage CD

This CD presents the forging process in a fast paced, easily understood format going beyond the written word to educate and inform. Advanced graphics, video, photographs, voice over and music present forging as never seen before! Interactive means engineers and buyers will access the information they want quickly, in an electronic format they use. Forging processes, markets, materials and comparisons to other processes are just some of the modules included. Always on screen will be a Learning Library linking the user to the fundamentals of the forging process. Or, the CD may be used in a logical 'drill down' progression, enabling users to seek more depth and breadth of information if they desire.