Forging is Advanced Manufacturing

Webinar On-Demand
Provided by FORGE
Presented by Jon Tirpak

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss how forging, despite the misperception that it is an old manufacturing process, is actually quite sophisticated and advanced.
  2. Describe how ever-improving simulation models improve the process design, process control and overall product quality.
  3. Explore how robots augment the workforce, offer consistency and enable operations—especially around hammers.
  4. Examine the forging workforce and the need for trained engineers equipped with the right tools and shop-floor workers that require more skills than the past.
  5. Develop a call to action for the forgers to collaborate with FIA and FIERF.

Credits:

1 PDH
0.1 IACET CEU*
1 AIA LU/Elective
1 PDH*
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In this webinar, we will discuss the fact that forging, despite its misperception that it is an old manufacturing process, is actually quite sophisticated and advanced. This discussion will include:

  • Simulation – Ever-improving models improve process design, process control and overall product quality.
  • Robotics – Robots augment the workforce, offer consistency and enable operations especially around hammers.
  • Workforce – Trained engineers equipped with the right tools and shop-floor workers that require more skills than the past are needed.
  • Forges are called to action to collaborate with FIA and FIERF.

Jon Tirpak

Since 2011, Jon Tirpak captured over $363M in applied research and development programs by applying ValueSelling Associates™’ Value Prompter®. These multi-year programs addressed pressing needs of industry and government especially within the defense sector. Companies benefiting from these collaborations included major aircraft, helicopter, and jet engine OEMs; leading aerospace metal suppliers; premium part fabricators; and modelling and simulation software firms. Upon winning these programs, Jon instructed, led and coached various teams in investigating, developing, testing, and deploying innovative technologies for cost reduction, system improvements, and returns on investment ranging from 3:1 to 10:1 for clients across the Nation. By addressing business and technical issues facing the India Space Research Organization in 2016, Jon co-created a biannual conference for India to identify, prioritize, and fund critical materials technologies for the Indian Space Program which competes internationally in launching payloads for other nations. In 2019 the Indian Defense Ministry pursued a similar initiative as a result of Jon’s demonstrated use of VSA’s ValuePrompter®. Executive roles that Jon has held include Executive Director, Forging Defense Manufacturing Consortium (leading a multi-year portfolio valued at ~$30M); Executive Advisor, Metals Affordability Initiative III (leading a multi-year portfolio valued at ~$333M); and President, ASM International. Jon earned a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from Lafayette College and a Masters of Materials Engineering from the University of Dayton. He is a licensed professional engineer and a Fellow of ASM International. Someday, to complement his solo thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail (2,137 miles), he would like to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (2,600 miles) in two seasons.

 

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