An archived series from the Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation (FIERF), a supporting organization to FIA whose mission is to assist the forging industry through technical education, research & development.
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.
FIERF is proud to announce its new website, www.fierf.org, which is meant to be a resource to connect students, parents and educators to the forging supply chain with information tailored to their interests and needs.
One of FIERF’s missions is to promote the education of future engineers who will serve the forging and related metals-processing industries. To this end, one of the Forging Foundation’s major annual philanthropic projects is the financial and logistics support it provides the ASM Materials Camp for Teachers.
Incredible industry disruption is accelerating the rate at which major auto suppliers must spin off, divest and merge businesses related to the internal combustion engine.
For those who have been keeping tabs on the automotive industry, the electrification of cars is not news. What may surprise you, however, is just how quickly, ruthlessly and thoroughly electrification is taking over the industry.
Two of the most pressing issues in our industry are the development of technology and finding the next generation of employees who will be using that technology to grow companies' global competitiveness.
By encouraging cooperation among academia, industry and government, Forging Industry Education and Research Foundation (FIERF) funding provides the seeds for widespread strengthening of the forging industry.
Developing a pipeline of future talent is a key issue for the forging industry. Because this pipeline is critical to the long-term viability of our businesses, your Forging Foundation is refining its focus in 2018 toward workforce development.