Industry Reference Materials

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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: 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.

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