This issue of FORGE marks the beginning of its sixth year of publication, an event of which we are very proud. A great deal of information has passed through our hands and eventually onto our pages and website over that period of time. To help readers more easily find the information they seek, we offer this index – by major category – of all our feature articles to date.

AUTOMATION

“Forge Shop Automation – Part II” – Jan Hutson, Rimrock Corp.; July 2009, p. 23

“Forge Shop Automation – Part I” – Jan Hutson, Rimrock Corp.; April 2009, p. 20

COMPANY PROFILES

“Precision Metal Products Strong on Aerospace and Defense” – November 2011, p. 21

“California Drop Forge Serves the Aerospace Industry” – July 2011, p. 24

“Midwest Tool and Cutlery Expands its Commercial Business” – January 2011, p. 19

“Demshe Forge – Two Forges on One Site” – July 2010, p. 25

“Green Bay Drop Forge Hammers Out its Future” – April 2010, p. 31

“Fox Valley Forge Seeks Growth in New Markets” – January 2010, p. 7

“Ohio Star Forge Grows Through Diversification” – October 2009, p. 20

“Wodin Promises Service, Commits to Quality” – July 2009, p. 11

“Rotek Helps Industry Get Its Bearings” – April 2009, p. 13

“Specialty Ring Products – Lords of the Ring” – October 2008, p. 20

“Trinity Forge: Growth Through Full Service” – July 2008, p. 19

“Bula Forge Provides Creative Solutions” – April 2008, p. 17

“Keystone Forging Find its Niche in a Competitive Industry” – January 2008, p. 21

“ZKM Forging (Poland) – Evolving into an Aerospace Forge Shop” – January 2008, p. 17

“Consolidated Industries – Flying High in Aerospace” – October 2007, p. 18

“Alcoa Wheel Products Division Shines Brightly” – July 2007, p. 14

“Ladish Plots its Path to Growth” – April 2007, p. 13

“Firth Rixson, Ring Leader” – November 2006, p. 15  

COMPUTER MODELING & SIMULATIONS

“Computer Modeling of Induction Heating Processes – Part 2” – Dr. Valery Rudnev, Inductoheat Inc.; October 2011, p. 25  

“Tips for Computer Modeling Induction Heating Processes – Part 1” – Dr. Valery Rudnev, Inductoheat Inc.; July 2011, p. 21

“Induction Heating Process Simulation for Forging” – Donald A. Gibeaut and Stephen H. Klostermeyer (ABP Induction) and Arjaan Buijk (Simufact Americas); July 2010, p. 13

“Understanding Geometrical Forging Defects” – John Walters (Scientific Forming Technologies Corp.) and Dr. Chet Van Tyne (Colorado School of Mines); April 2007. p. 8

“Using Process Simulation to Optimize Forging Processes” – Michael A. Foster and Christian E. Fischer, Scientific Forming Technologies Corporation; January 2007, p. 10

CONFERENCES & MEETINGS

“IFM 2011 a Hit in Pittsburgh” – Dean M. Peters, FORGE editor; November 2011, p. 13  

“FIERF Holds 28th Forging Industry Technical Conference” – Dean M. Peters, FORGE editor; July 2011, p. 17 

“19th International Forging Congress Held in Chicago” – Dean M. Peters, FORGE editor; October 2008, p. 24

CUTTING EQUIPMENT

“Saw Manufacturer Keeps Edge in Dull Economy” – July 2011, p. 19

DIES & DIE MAINTENANCE

“Predicting Individual Die Loads in Multi-Stage Forging” – Dr. Judy Jin, University of Michigan; April 2011, p. 27  

“Novel Forging Tool Design Improves Efficiency” – Judith Kerkeling, Karsten Müller, Dr. Rouven Nickel and Prof. Dr.-Ing. B.-A. Behrens (Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover gemeinnützige GmbH); January 2011, p. 15  

“Die and Equipment Welding in the Forge” – Darryl S. Hammock, Weld Mold Company; April 2010, p. 25  

“Die Spray Techniques for Forgers – Part II” – Michael D. Forster, Girard Engineering Company; July 2010, p. 21  

“Die Spray Techniques for Forgers – Part I” – Michael D. Forster, Girard Engineering Company; April 2010, p. 15  

“Optimizing H-13 for Forge Tooling” – Steve Englet, Ashland Precision Tooling; January 2010, p. 14  

“Forging-Die Material Development: From Research to Implementation” – Patricia Miller, Bohler-Uddeholm Corp.; April 2009, p. 24  

“Surface Modification Techniques for Forging Dies” – David Pye, Pye Metallurgical Consulting; January 2009, p. 17  

“Die Maintenance in the Forge Shop” – David Fox, Weld Mold Company; July 2008, p. 11  

“The Basis of Forging-Die Failures – Part 2: Case Studies” – John Walters (Scientific Forming Technologies Corp.) and Dr. Chet Van Tyne (Colorado School of Mines); April 2008, p. 25  

“The Fundamental Basis of Forging-Die Failures – Part 1” – John Walters (Scientific Forming Technologies Corp.) and Dr. Chet Van Tyne (Colorado School of Mines); January 2008, p. 9  

“Reducing Forging-Die Costs and Lead Times” – James R. Knirsch, RSP Tooling; October 2007, p. 15

“Welded Repairs Extend Forging Die Life” – Darryl Hammock, Weld Mold Company; April 2007, p. 17

FORGING EQUIPMENT

“Isolating the Vibrations of Forging Hammers” – Steve Veroeven, PE, Vibro/Dynamics Corporation; October 2010, p. 19  

“Tonnage Monitoring for Mechanical Forging Presses” – Steven F. Rasmussen, Angstrom Corporation; October 2010, p. 15  

“Tonnage Monitoring for Hydraulic Forging Presses,” – Steven F. Rasmussen, Angstrom Corporation; July 2010, p. 17  

“Comparative Analysis of Forging Presses” – John Walters (Scientific Forming Technologies Corp.) and Dr. Chet Van Tyne (Colorado School of Mines); January 2010, p. 11  

“Hydraulic Presses Offer Production Flexibility, Accurate Control” – John Walters (Scientific Forming Technologies Corp.) and Dr. Chet Van Tyne (Colorado School of Mines); July 2009, p. 19  

“Pressing Matters: A Primer” – C.J. Crout (Ajax-CECO), John Walters (Scientific Forming Technologies Corp.) and Dr. Chet Van Tyne (Colorado School of Mines); April 2009, p. 17  

“Forging Equipment – Hammers” – C.J. Crout (Ajax-CECO), John Walters (Scientific Forming Technologies Corp.) and Dr. Chet Van Tyne (Colorado School of Mines); January 2009, p. 10  

“Screw Presses Offer Versatility and Precision” – Roger Rees (SMS Meer), John Walters (Scientific Forming Technologies Corp.) and Dr. Chet Van Tyne (Colorado School of Mines); October 2009, p. 16

“Advanced Hydraulics Helps You Save on Forge Press Operations” – G. Ian Fielding, Kadant AES; April 2007, p. 20  

LUBRICANTS & LUBRICATION

“Lubricants for the Nonferrous Forging Industry” – John Kondilas, Dylon Industries; October 2009, p. 12  

“A Closer Look at Forging Lubricants” – Jeff Zdilla and David Poole, Dylon Industries; January 2009, p. 13  

MANAGEMENT

“FIERF Celebrates Golden Anniversary” – Dean M. Peters, FORGE editor; November 2011, p. 19  

“Starting Your Job Shop on its Lean Journey” – Dr. Shahrukh A. Irani, The Ohio State University; April 2008, p. 13

MARKETS & APPLICATIONS

“Forged Crankshafts Outperform Castings, Offer Benefits” – Richard F. Grimes (Gerdau Special Steel) and David Anderson (Steel Market Development Institute); October 2011, p. 17  

“Forged Titanium Domes Will Help Explore the Deep” – July 2009, p. 15  

“Forging an Opportunity: Wind Turbines” – Dean Peters, FORGE editor; October 2008, p. 13  

“Outlook 2008: Another Good Year Ahead” – Dean Peters, FORGE editor; October 2007, p. 12  

“The Changing World of Automotive Forgings” – Dean Peters, FORGE editor; November 2006, p. 18

MATERIALS

“Forging Materials: Microalloyed Forging Steels” – John Walters (Scientific Forming Technologies Corp.) and Dr. Chet Van Tyne (Colorado School of Mines); November 2011, p. 15  

“Forging Materials: Stainless Steels” – John Walters (Scientific Forming Technologies Corp.) and Dr. Chet Van Tyne (Colorado School of Mines); October 2011, p. 21  

“Forging Materials: Plain-Carbon and Low-Alloy Steels (Part II)” – John Walters (Scientific Forming Technologies Corp.) and Dr. Chet Van Tyne (Colorado School of Mines); April 2011, p. 23  

“Forging Materials: Plain-Carbon and Low-Alloy Steels (Part I)” – John Walters (Scientific Forming Technologies Corp.) and Dr. Chet Van Tyne (Colorado School of Mines); January 2011, p. 12  

“Understanding Material Forging Defects” – John Walters (Scientific Forming Technologies Corp.) and Dr. Chet Van Tyne (Colorado School of Mines); July 2007, p. 17

QUALITY & TESTING

“NDT Lab Strengthens its Aerospace Supply-Chain Link” – April 2011, p. 19

SUPPLY-CHAIN MANAGEMENT

“Steel Distributors Help Control Risk” – Wendell MacDonald, Turret Steel Industries and Sunbelt-Turret Steel; October 2010, p. 23  

“Forging Procurement, Military Style” – July 2008, p. 23  

“Securing the Supply of Forgings for the Military” – Jon Tirpak, ATI; November 2006, p. 7  

THERMAL EQUIPMENT AND PROCESSING

“Computer Modeling of Induction Heating Processes – Part 2” – Dr. Valery Rudnev, Inductoheat Inc.; October 2011, p. 25  

“Tips for Computer Modeling Induction Heating Processes – Part 1” – Dr. Valery Rudnev, Inductoheat Inc.; July 2011, p. 21  

“Ensuring the Quality of Inductively Heated Billets” – Gary Doyon, Doug Brown and Dr. Valery Rudnev (Inductoheat Inc.) and Dr. Chet J. Van Tyne (Colorado School of Mines); April 2010, p. 19  

“The Importance of Normalizing” – Daniel H. Herring, The Herring Group; April 2011, p. 15  

“Induction Heating Process Simulation for Forging” – Donald A. Gibeaut and Stephen H. Klostermeyer (ABP Induction) and Arjaan Buijk (Simufact Americas); July 2010, p. 13  

“Successful Induction Heating of RCS Billets” – Dr. Valery Rudnev, Inductoheat Inc.; July 2008, p. 15  

“Normalizing Forged Aerospace Components” – David Pye, Pye Metallurgical Consulting; April 2008, p. 21  

“Modular Induction System Offers Billet-Heating Advantages” – Douglas R. Brown, P.E., Inductoheat, Inc.; January 2008, p. 13  

“Controlled Cooling Improves Forging Quality, Throughput and Cost” – Andrew L. Banka and Jeffrey D. Franklin (Airflow Sciences Corporation) and B. Lynn Ferguson (Deformation Control Technology Inc.); October 2007, p. 21  

“Thermal Treatment Extends Forging-Die Longevity” – Michael Moyer and Robert Lacock, Solar Atmospheres Inc.; July 2007, p. 11  

“The Use of Conventional Furnaces in the Forging Industry” – Paul Huber, SECO/WARWICK; January 2007, p. 13  

“Induction Heating Serves Today’s Forging Industry” – Dr. Valery Rudnev, Inductoheat Inc.; November 2006, p. 11