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February 24, 2011

A1Welcome New Member 

AWelcome to Transvalor Americas Corp.!

FIA's newest supplier member is Transvalor Americas Corp. ( ).  Located in Chicago, Transvalor Americas Corp. develops and distributes simulation software to the North American forging industry.  Bruno Castejon, President, will serve as Official Representative (312.558.1781).

A2Bronze Anvil Society Member 

BAjax Rolled Ring & Machine Becomes Bronze Anvil Society Member


FIERF is pleased to welcome Ajax Rolled Ring & Machine as a  Bronze Anvil supporter of the Foundation.  Thanks to industry support  FIERF is able to sustain research and development and technical education training on behalf of the North American forging industry. 

Bronze Anvil   

Examples of FIERF programs and activities include undergraduate scholarships, undergraduate and graduate research grants, supporting industry collaborative work groups, funding research and transfering technology to industry and users.


(click here) to see the Honor Roll of Contributors to the Foundation.  Contact the FIERF Office at 216.768.5040 or [email protected] for information on FIERF programs and activities, to suggest industry research or to become an Anvil Member.


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A3Workshops / Conferences 

CMechanical Press Maintenance Workshop - NEW Program! - March 16th-17th, Cleveland

This 1 � day workshop will act to introduce participants to the different types of mechanical eccentric and crankshaft presses. It will provide an explanation of the various elements of the press to provide an understanding of how they work and their influence on other parts of the press and forging process.


The emphasis of the Workshop is predictive and preventative maintenance of the elements of the press and things to be taken into account when planning a repair. While questions will be welcomed at any time, after each half day, there will be a 20-minute open forum round table discussion where the attendees will be able to ask the presenters questions on the topics covered up to that point.


This Workshop will not be delivered again this year, so don't miss it! Class size is limited, so don't wait to register


(Click here) to view/print the course program and overview.



DIndustry Technical Conference Will Showcase Latest Research & Technology

28th Forging Industry Technical Conference

Hyatt Regency Woodfield, Schaumburg, IL

April 5-7, 2011


Celebrating 50 years of



         Operational Excellence

         Increased Competitiveness


The Industry Technical Conference is designed to showcase the best in forging technology with a diversity of presentations of interest to different processes, materials, and end-use markets; Report out FIERF funded research projects and industry collaborative group results; Provide a forum for students and professors to present their forging research; and provide a networking opportunity between industry, academia and research partners.


The conference will also offer table top exhibits and tours of Jernberg Industries, HHI Forging LLC's Pershing and Bollingbrook facilities.


(Click here) to view the conference agenda and to register on-line.  For more information or questions, please contact Connie at the FIA Office ([email protected]; 216.781.6260).



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A4Annual Meeting of Members 

EMark Your Calendars - FIA Annual Meeting,  April 30 - May 3, Scottsdale, AZ

FIA company and supplier senior executives are encouraged to mark their calendars for the 2011 FIA Annual Meeting to take place at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch (Phoenix), Arizona. 


(Click here)to view/print the Program Brochure, and watch your mail for detailed information later this month


FFinkl Scholarship Applications Available On-Line  

Know a university sophomore majoring in engineering? 


Finkl LogoEach year up to 15 new $4000 scholarships are awarded to students entering their junior year in the fall.  Students with a connection to the forging industry (having interned at a forging or industry supplier company - or having a relative in the industry) are given first consideration.


Students must be attending university full time with a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75. 


Complete information and applications are available on the FIA Website and must be submitted by April 15th. 



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GNew Reports Available in Technical Library 

The Industry Technical Reports Library on the FIA Website has been updated with six new publications on design/simulation and metallurgy courtesy of FIERF's relationship with the Colorado School of Mines' Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center (ASPPRC). 


Available only to FIA Members, topics include:

         Hydraulic Presses;

         Screw Presses;

         Flow Behavior of Superalloy 945;

         Effect of Strain Rate and Deformation Temperature on Warm-Worked 304L Stainless Steel;

         Microalloyed Forging Steels for Automotive Applications; and 

         Microalloyed Steels for High Temperature Carburizing.

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HFIA to Exhibit at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 

FIA is an exhibitor and  Official Supporting Organization for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011. CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 is the tradeshow for what's new in construction and will be the meeting place for construction industry professionals.  The show will take place March 22-26, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Expo will showcase :


         New products and technologies - Get close and size-up the newest in equipment and technology available anywhere in the construction industry.  See in person where your products or services fit in these assemblies and end products.

         Meet today's top technical experts - Tap construction experts in person for applicable ideas useful to your business now and in the future. Get your equipment questions answered by the designers themselves-while you're actually looking "under the hood".

Also, CONEXPO-CON/AGG will co-locate with IFPE 2011 and ICON Expo 2011. Together CONEXPO-CON/AGG, IFPE and ICON Expo will be the complete resource for the construction industry!

Advanced registration is now open! Register before February 21, 2011 to receive discounted pricing. This is an important event for our industry and we want to make sure you are there! For more information, visit 


IFORGING: 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.




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A7Member Opportunities 

JSurplus Materials List

FIA members, do you have surplus forging stock that you would like to sell or trade? Or are you looking for surplus forging stock to purchase? FIA would like to advertise your surplus material on the FIA Website. This service is offered to FIA member companies at no charge.


Companies looking to advertise their surplus materials, please send your list, including contact information, in Word, Excel or PDF, to George Layne at: [email protected].


Companies looking to purchase surplus materials please visit:


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