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Our partners

Technical Centers

Technical centers and laboratories... bring together their expertise for our industry.

44 avenue de la Division Leclerc
92310 Sèvres
Tel +33 (0)1 41 14 63 00
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CTIF - HAS JOINED cetim (Centre technique des industries de la MECANIQUE)

On 1 April 2023, CTIF merged with CETIM. As a result, it will continue to develop its activities as a benchmark industrial technical centre for metallurgy and metal processing (casting, refining, recycling, etc.), benefiting from CETIM's broader range of mechanical engineering skills. In addition to its own facilities and resources in Sèvres (92) and Lyon (69), CETIM's strike force has been added. As a result, it will be able to continue to better support foundry and forge manufacturers in their projects to improve their competitiveness and their development, both in France and internationally.

52 avenue Félix-Louat
60300 Senlis
Tel +33 (0)3 44 67 36 82
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Technical Centre for Mechanical Industry was created in 1965, upon request from mechanical industry companies in order to provide companies with means and competences to improve their competitiveness, take part in standardisation, establish a relationship between scientific research and industry, promote technical progress, provide assistance to improve performance and guarantee quality.

3 boulevard Louis Aragon
08000 Charleville-Mézières
Tel +33 (0)3 24 33 27 24



Laboratoire FAN is an expertise center for the characterization of metal materials, surface treatments, heat treatments and non-destructive testing.

Digital / « 4.0 »

Working groups, think tanks, FabLabs, consulting firms... add value to our thinking and offer many new opportunities for collaborative projects.

Industrial companies

To access the list of our member companies, please visit our Companies Directory.

If you are a forging, casting or prototyping company and would like to know more about membership, please click here.

Education / Training

Our innovative industries have high recruitment needs. Specific training paths are available to men and women interested in forging, casting and prototyping industries.

44 avenue de la Division Leclerc
92310 Sèvres
Tel +33 (0)1 55 64 04 40
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ESFF - Ecole supérieure de fonderie et de forge

ESFF is a unique state-recognised engineering school which provides apprentice engineers with complete training in metallurgy, industrial processes and design.

The school prepares highly competent and fully operational engineers in the fields of foundry and forge and is a member of the Arts & Métiers network. ESFF also provides opportunities for engineering professionals wishing to complete a master's degree in engineering.

. 44 avenue de la Division Leclerc
92310 Sèvres
Tel +33 (0)1 41 14 63 18
Cetim Academy - Formations - Cetim

cetim academy

This association for training and education in foundry and forging is a partner to companies whishing to develop the competences of their employees related to metalwork, casting, forging, metal additive manufacturing.


Energy, materials, equipments, maintenance, softwares, consulting... are suppliers to our industries. If you are one of these, you can become an associated partner of the Federation Forge Fonderie. To know more about this partnership and its benefits, please click here.

Route de Courpière
63920 Peschadoires
Tel +33 (0)4 73 80 17 68
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Associated Member Forge

Corrective and preventive maintenance, machining and supply of spare parts, on site machining, refurbishment and upgrading, sale of second-hand and new machines, consulting, support, project management : 40 years of experience, 150 machines, 50 technicians.

avenue de France
57300 Hagondange
Tel +33 (0)3 87 70 13 74


Associated Member Forge

ASCOMETAL®, a major European player in special steels is a partner to your success thanks to : a comprehensive and evolving product range, a reputation for quality, valued by the major contractors and their subcontractors, its international presence (Europe, America, Asia), its leading R&D center. It is a renowned partner on 4 markets: Automotive, Bearings,Oil/Gaz, Mechanical Engineering.


ZI Les Platanes, BP 20
33360 Camblanes et Meynac
Tel +33 (0)5 56 20 15 55
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Associated Member Forge

We are the world’s leading machine tool manufacturing company with an experience of over 8 decades. As Italian-based firm we become the largest producer in the world today of automated systems for the fabrication of structural steel and an outstanding producer of equipment for the forging industry. Our extensive product range of innovative products and their aggressive penetration of the world market have been achieved by the creation of many subsidiaries all over the world.


Hahnweg 139
D-96450 Coburg
Tel +49 9561 64 20
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Associated Member Forge

Sales representative in France: Thierry LEBAILLY, 1, allée des Cèdres 78860 St-Nom-La-Bretèche. Tel +33 (0)1 30 80 05 28

Manufacturer of machine tools, production lines and automation, technology for metal forming, powder, metallurgy and building materials. A partner to industrial users, world-wide.

14 rue de Mirande
21000 Dijon
Tel +33 (0)3 80 54 15 15
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Associated member Forge

Ovako is a leading European producer of engineering steel for customers in the bearing, transport and manufacturing industries. Ovako’s customers are found mainly in the European engineering industry and its subcontractors. Customers are generally leading premium manufacturers in their segments that place intense demands on the properties of the steel. Production comprises primarily bar, tube, ring and pre-components in low-alloy steels that are often used for demanding applications such as in bearings, powertrains, hydraulic cylinders and rock drills.

5 rue St Georges
68130 Altkirch
Tel +33 (0)3 89 89 15 65
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Associated Member Forge

SMS Elotherm - Your partner for induction heating solutions

With its developments and system solutions, Elotherm has set standards in induction technology for decades. The medium-sized internationally operating company is part of the SMS group. As a technology leader, ­Elotherm combines all competences when it comes to induction.

Sect Wagner Banning, Laminage Circulaire, Stockumer Strasse 28
D-58453 Witten
Tel +49 2302 661404
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Associated Member Forge

Sales representative for France : Homberger S.p.A., via Ippomito d'Aste 1, I-16121 Gênes

Tel +39 010 5765 250

The SMS group is a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry. Its 14,000 employees generate sales of over EUR 3.3 bn.

Via Natta, 2
I-36040 Brendola (VI)
Tel +39 0 444 400 608
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Associated Member Forge

Established in 1946, VACCARI SPA, thanks to its constant research for innovative and technologically state-of-the-art solutions, to the constant attention to the customer and to a ready answer to the market needs, has acquired a successful quality image, thus becoming a worldwide leader acknowledged in the design and manufacture of machinery and production lines for metals forging.

Parc de Haute Technologie Sophia Antipolis, 694 avenue du Dr Maurice Donat
06255 Mougins Cedex
Tel +33 (0)4 92 92 42 00
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Associated Member Forge

Transvalor has developed an extensive suite of high performance simulation software that addresses a wide range and variety of forming processes, for metallic solid and liquid materials as well as for polymers : FORGE® for extensive hot, warm and cold metal forming
COLDFORM® for cold metal forming, THERCAST® for ingot casting and continuous casting
REM3D® for plastic injection molding, TRANSWELD® for welding processes, DIGIMU® for microstructural evolution. Its products provide the manufacturing and engineering intelligence to a wide range of industries: Automotive, Aerospace, Energy, Medical, Oil and Gas and many others.


ZI du Fond des Prés
91460 Marcoussis
Tel +33 (0)1 69 01 46 64
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EFD induction marcoussis

Associated Member Forge

EFD Induction has to date installed thousands of heating solutions for a wide range of industrial applications—bringing the benefits of induction technology to many of the world’s leading manufacturing and service companies. EFD Induction has manufacturing plants, workshops and service centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia.


Gutenbeergstrasse 5At
D 41564 KAARST
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Associated Member Forge

Spraying technologie


15 Boulevard Marcelin Berthelot
51100 REIMS
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Associated Member Forge


10 allée des Gonsards, ZI Le Bois des Lots
26130 Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux
Tel 00334 58 17 17 00



Membre associé 

Développement de solutions de valorisation de chaleur fatale






Professional organizations

The Federation Forge Fonderie constantly interacts with other professional organizations, in France, in Europe, or worldwide.


 Hansaallee 203
D-40549 Düsseldorf (ALLEMAGNE)
Tel +49 (211) 68 71 217
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Umbrella organisation of the European foundry industry, established in 1953.
CAEF deals with economic, technical, legal, and social issues. Its membership includes the national foundry associations from 22 European countries


Goldene Pforte 1
D-58093 Hagen (ALLEMAGNE)
Tel +49 (0) 2331 / 9588-28
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EUROFORGE general mission is to be the natural professional partner and net-work builder for the European Forging Associations/companies when dealing with questions concerning common opportunities and threats of the forging business. EUROFORGE is a representative body vis à vis suppliers, customers. It collects and defends the industries common interest at a European level and provides information (evaluation of technical and economic and environmental trends, statistics, benchmarking).

6 avenue de Wagram
75017 Paris
Tel +33 (0)1 40 54 20 20
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UIMM - Union des Industries et métiers de la métallurgie

UIMM is the employers’ organisation for the industrial companies of the metal sector. We gather and represent 42 000 companies of all sizes, from a wide range of industry sectors: basic metal, mechanical industry, shipbuilding, aerospace, spatial industry, automotive and train industries, information & technology, electronical and optical products, nuclear industry and household equipments.

56 avenue de Wagram
75017 Paris
Tel +33 (0)1 41 14 63 00
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Observatoire de la métallurgie

Metalwork industry observer's in France.

55 avenue Bosquet
75007 Paris
Tel +33 (0)1 53 59 19 19
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With 750,000 member companies, 90% of which are SMEs with under 50 employees, and more than 20,000 authorised representatives to carry out 30,000 mandates, MEDEF is the largest entrepreneur network in France. It conducts a fully transparent ongoing lobbying effort with all the local, regional, national and European decision-makers to draw attention the company perspective. It is legally authorised to negotiate with labour and management on behalf of all companies and it orchestrates all the major interprofessional negotiations. 

The authorised representatives embody and endorse the guidance of entrepreneurs in all the economic and social parity groups at every level from district to country. MEDEF interacts with every level of civil society.

39/41 rue Louis Blanc
92400 Courbevoie
Tel +33 (0)1 47 17 60 88
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FIM - Fédération des industries mécaniques

French professional organization for mechanical for mechanical industries.

Public authorities

The French Government, the European Union, regional and local authorities... the Federation Forge Fonderie deals with its political and economical environment to promote its member companies' rights and interests.

Culture / Industrial history

Army museum, forge museum, foundry museum, regional museums... highlight the solid anchoring of forge and foundry industries in our History.

Client sectors

Forge and foundry parts are essential to many industries. To know more about markets and applications, please click here.

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July 15 2024

The new issue free to download


Au sommaire :  

EDITORIAL : Donner envie et former
Wilfrid Boyault

Retour sur le symposium Metal AMS dédié
à la fabrication additive métallique
Rendez-vous annuel des fondeurs d’art
La Fédération Forge Fonderie, partenaire
de la 15e édition du congrès Gazelec

Automatisation de la détection des défauts de surface
Patrick Bouteille, Yannick Mafille

Concours général des métiers de la fonderie 2024
Sergio Da Rocha

Les rendez-vous de la profession
et les formations du CETIM-Academy

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