The Forging Foundation awards up to 18 new scholarships each year to university students interested in careers in the forging supply chain.  First consideration is given to applicants with a connection to the forging industry.  Applications are due April 14th.

  • Charles W. Finkl Scholarships are available to engineering juniors and seniors in the amount of $2,000 per year. Clicking on this link will take applicants to the Scholarship America website where you will register and look for the Charles W. Finkl Scholarship information and application.
  • Forging Industry Women’s Scholarship are awarded up to $5,000 per year to women seeking degrees in engineering or business.  Clicking on this link will take applicants to the Scholarship America website where you will register and look for the Forging Industry Women’s Scholarship information and application.
  • The Al Underys Engineering, Metallurgical & Material Sciences Memorial Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in engineering.  Scholarship recipients will be matched with an FIA member company to complete an available internship opportunity.

Presidents' Challenge:  Funds raised through the Presidents’ Challenge will be used provide scholarship funding to local community college tied to plant tours, appropriate classwork, internships/apprenticeships, and to hold Workforce Development Summits especially at Community Colleges to promote the industry, provide local training resources and connect industry with potential interns/new hires.  You have an opportunity to make a difference in workforce development for this industry!  Interested in joining the industry’s presidents and making a personal contribution of $1,500?  Please contact the Forging Foundation at [email protected] or download the pledge form here.

Find a Job

Think forging is an ‘old-fashioned’ industry?  Think again!  Thousands of individuals with diverse work experience have exciting, rewarding careers in the forging industry.  Explore yours, right now by searching job openings or posting your resume on the Forging Career Center.

What is Forging?

Forging is a manufacturing process where metal is pressed, pounded or squeezed under great pressure into high strength parts known as forgings. The process is normally (but not always) performed hot by preheating the metal to a desired temperature before it is worked.  The forging process is different from the casting (or foundry) process, as metal used to make forged parts is never melted and poured.  Forgings are almost always used where reliability and human safety are critical in such applications as airplanes, automobiles, wind turbines to name just a few.

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