QC Forging has chosen to partner with compatible industry leaders in order to bring forging innovations to life. These partnerships are a critical component of our business model – as they allow us to develop superior metal forgings able to withstand the most extreme conditions.
Our relationships include key players in the fields of education, science, metals and engineering. Together, we are dedicated to turning advanced research into actionable insights that provide industry-leading solutions. Our interests are in full alignment – to advance the industry with the best, most efficient and most cost effective solutions. We share data, leverage key learning, and collaborate to provide solutions that would otherwise not be possible.
Innovation in Action
Our partnerships have led to incredible advancements in the forging industry. Here are a few recent examples of our active industry collaboration.
- Our collaboration with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory has created major efficiencies in the aluminum forging process.
- Through its Forging Industry Education and Research Foundation (FIERF) Silver Anvil membership, QC Forging actively supports research conducted by the FIERF professor at Colorado School of Mines (CSM). Also through FIERF, we are involved with the Advanced Steel Processing & Products Research Center (ASPPRC).
- Through its membership in the Center for Advanced Non-Ferrous Structural Alloys (CANFSA) and participation on the ASME’s Industrial Advisory Board(IAB), QC Forging helps fund and direct research efforts at CSM and the University of North Texas.
- QC Forging is involved in cooperative research projects with the National Science Foundation (NSF). These include experiments in aluminum alloys and involvement with the Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC).
- QC Forging has entered into an equipment lease and cooperative agreement with College of Engineering at The Ohio State University (OSU), relocating forging equipment previously on the campus to Cincinnati for commercial use, while providing availability of the equipment to OSU for metallurgical education and research. More details are available in our press release on the agreement.