Advancing the industry through innovative education and research
April 10, 2019
The Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation (FIERF) works to connect educational institutions and the forging industry through future workforce development, promoting the advantages of forged products, facilitating technology transfer and promoting applicable research.
Researchers at Ohio University conducted a FIERF-funded inquiry to understand what cold deformation did to additive-manufactured (AM) shapes. This understanding is critical to harnessing the advantages of both processes and improving the mechanical properties of AM parts as AM technologies continue to emerge and mature.
World-class scientists with high-performance computing capabilities at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) national laboratories are partnering with U.S. industries to tackle some of manufacturing’s toughest problems.
In this case study, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is working in partnership with Purdue University Northwest and steel-industry stakeholders to use their high-performance computing (HPC) modeling, simulation and visualization capabilities to optimize blast furnaces in order to reduce emissions and energy use.
Nikola Motor Company selected Buckeye, Ariz., for its hydrogen-electric semi-truck manufacturing facility. The $1 billion investment is expected to create 2,000 new jobs. The 1,000,000-square-foot zero-emission facility will be developed on a 500-acre parcel of land on the west side of Phoenix. Construction is projected to begin by the end of 2019.