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                 February 2013




FIA News

Update from Oak Ridge National Laboratory


REMINDER: 2012 FIA Orders, Shipmentsand End-Use Markets Surveys are DUE SOON!!

Finkl Scholarship Applications Open

Three FIERF Sponsored Research Projects Completed

Defense Logistics Agency's Warstopper Program

FIA Events



Lobby Day 2013 - Mark your calendars - April 16, 2013


Calling All Past FIA and FIERF Leaders

 2013 FIA Annual Meeting... Come Celebrate our 100 Year Anniversary 


International Forgemasters Meeting (IFM2014) Website is open!


Forge Fair Attendee Brochures 

WelcomeUpdate from Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Gerard Ludtka explaining mechanisms  of high magnetics of highmagnetic field processing to the FIA/FIERF delegation.

In late January, 14 members of the FIERF Board of Trustees, Technical Committee and FIA Staff visited the National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Of particular interest was the tour of the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) reviewing latest advancements in Additive Manufacturing and coating applications. Via MDF, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) offers to industry to submit project ideas for research programs with a maximum duration of 6 months. The project proposal requirements are fairly simple and are reviewed by an internal ORNL committee and decisions are communicated within 4-6 weeks. The funds for industry projects have been provided by the Department of Energy. Oak Ridge will provide funds of up to $40k to support one of their researchers. Industry is required to show cost share such as in-kind tooling, press time or engineering time of equal amount.

If you would like to learn more, or have specific project ideas for the benefit of the industry at large, please contact FIA Technical Director Carola Sekreter under carola@forging.org.

Another interesting stop during the tour was the High Magnetic Field Processing Laboratory. Participants were intrigued by the significant impact magnetic processing shows on phase transformation, microstructures, and fatigue life. Please click here to access detailed information (Link to Magnetic Field Processing - A Heat Free Heat Treating Method.pdf)

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twoREMINDER: 2012 FIA Orders, Shipmentsand End-Use Markets Surveys are DUE SOON!!


FIA is committed to giving our members and the forging community the best information possible.  To get this vital information to you by the beginning of April, we need your input and HELP to accomplish this goal.

Not only do you get the breakdown of metals, tons, markets served, employment shifts and export information on the regular yearly report, but as a MEMBER will receive the Quarterly Forecast report for FREE for a year and NON-MEMBERS will receive the year end and two (2) quarters of the Forecast report for FREE just for participating.

The more data we can get the better and more accurate the output will be.  REMEMBER all data is kept confidential and we only report in the aggregate!!!  SO HURRY AND SEND US YOUR INFORMATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

To find out more information, download a questionnaire and full instructions,
click here:  2012 O&S Annual Surveys 

or call FIA OFFICE at 216-781-6260 and ask for Diane or Mary Ann.

Thank you in advance for assisting in this vital report!!


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threeFinkl Scholarship Applications Open
Do you know a university engineering student entering their junior year in the Fall?  Have summer interns that you'd like to help with tuition?  Have employees with children or grandchildren interested in the forging industry?

Applications for the Charles W. Finkl Scholarships are now available on the FIA website.  College sophomores who are full-time students majoring in chemical, computer, electrical, industrial, materials, mechanical, or metallurgical engineering at an accredited four-year college or university who have a minimum GPA of 2.75 or above are encouraged to apply.

All application materials must be received by April 15th.  Awards are $2000 in the junior year and an additional $2000 in the senior year if the student remains eligible.  Up to 15 scholarships will be awarded in June.

Since the program's inception honoring the legacy of Charles W. Finkl, nearly 150 students have received scholarships.

For additional information contact the Foundation Office at 216.781.5040.

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NineThree FIERF Sponsored Research Projects Completed

Three FIERF Sponsored Research Projects neared Completion. The papers have been provided to FIA Members by Colorado School of Mines' Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center.


Yield Strength of Hot Forging Die Steels at Working Temperatures

S. Giskaas1, P. Wolfram 1, K.O. Findley 1, B.S. Levy 2, and C.J. Van Tyne 1*

1 Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, 80401 USA; 2 B.S. Levy Consultants, Chicago, IL, 60637, USA


Mechanical Properties of a Vanadium Microalloyed Air-cooled Forging Steelwith Various Aluminum Additions

L.M. Rothleutner and C. J. Van Tyne

Dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA


Vanadium and Aluminum Competition for Nitrogen in Microalloyed Forging Steels

L.M. Rothleutner 1 and C.J. Van Tyne 2

1 Graduate Research Assistant and FIERF Forging Fellow, Dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401 USA

2 FIERF Professor, Dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401 USA

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fiveDefense Logistics Agency's Warstopper Program

The Defense Logistics Agency's Warstopper Program enables contractors to access specific steel and titanium alloys for DOD contracts. Should defense contractors need 300M, M50, 440C, or 52100 steel or select titanium alloys, they might be able to procure material by leveraging this Department of Defense program.  Please click on these links for additional information:



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six2013 FIA Annual Meeting... Come Celebrate our 100 Year Anniversary

Plan now to attend the FIA Annual Meeting at the historic Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, CA, May 4-6, 2013. We will be celebrating FIA's 100th Anniversary with industry icons both past and present. Be sure and take a walk down memory lane as memorabilia from the forging industry's last 100 years will be on display.

Suggested arrival date is Saturday, May 4, with the opening party starting at 6:30 p.m.  As the May 6 Annual Dinner/Dance will close the program Monday night, suggested departure date is Tuesday, May 7. There will be no scheduled events on Tuesday.

Look for complete registration details and information in February via e-mail, FIA website, newsletter and printed brochure.



ElevenCalling All Past FIA and FIERF Leaders

When we celebrate FIA's Centennial Annual Meeting in May we'd like to include and recognize past leaders of the Association and the Foundation.  Sadly, there are past members of the Boards with whom we have lost contact.  If you are in contact with someone we should invite, please let Karen know (216.781.6260 or karen@forging.org).  Thanks!

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sevenInternational Forgemasters Meeting (IFM2014) Website is open!
We are pleased to inform you that the 19th International Forgemasters Meeting (IFM2014) will be held on September 29 to October 3, 2014, at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex in the greater Tokyo area, Japan.
Congress website is now available at:
We hope that you will take the time to take a look at the website.
Abstract submission will be available in June 2013.
*Deadline: October 2013.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat (details below).
We look forward to seeing you in Japan in 2014!

IFM2014 Secretariat Office
c/o ICS Convention Design, Inc.
Chiyoda Bldg., 1-5-18 Sarugakucho,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8449, Japan

Tel: +81-3-3219-3541   Fax: +81-3-3219-3577

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EightLobby Day 2013 - Mark your calendars - April 16, 2013

FIA members are invited to join with FIA's Board of Directors and the Public Policy Committee members who form the core group of FIA's "Fly In" Lobbying efforts.This event consists of face-to-face visits with our elected officials and their key staffers in their Washington offices.

Talking points are developed by FIA's Public Policy Committee and all meetings are arranged by The Laurin Baker Group, FIA's Lobbying Group.

For additional information contact Roy Hardy (roy@forging.org).


ForgeFairForge Fair Attendee Brochure
Forging producers worldwide are invited to see, compare, and shop vendor companies from across the globe who are bringing their equipment, materials, services and ideas for practical solutions to the forging industry during FORGE FAIR 2013. Sponsored by Forging Industry Association, this opportunity comes only once every three years


(Click here) to view/print Attendee Brochure.