Class Code: 3114

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 3114, a “not otherwise classified” classification, is applied to insureds that manufacture tools, dies, jigs and machine fixtures which are drop or machine forged. Forging refers to the heating of metal in a furnace or hearth and beating or hammering the heated metal into the desired shape. Hammering will involve the use of large drop hammers or rams, which may use air or hydraulic or steam pressure to exert the desired hammering force. Refer to Code 3113 for hand shaping operations.

Code 3114 contemplates risks that manufacture tools, dies, jigs and machine fixtures for others. It is not applicable to insureds that have separate departments which manufacture these products for use by the insured in the manufacture of products classified to codes other than Code 3114.

After forging the products contemplated by Code 3114, the Code 3114 risk will use typical machine shop equipment to finish the forged goods. The process may involve cutting, turning, shaping, heat-treating, drilling, milling, grinding, tapping and finishing by assembling, polishing, buffing, painting or plating.

Code 3114 contemplates but is not limited to the manufacture of plumbers’ hand tools, small machine tools (such as cutters, end mills, taps, reams, and counter sinks), twist drills, chisel bits, wrenches, watchmakers’ tools, gauges (not air or steam gauges), levels and similar forged tools. Additionally, the manufacture of forged metal molds for the plastic industry is assigned to Code 3114.

Certain Code 3114 operations are designated as “not otherwise classified” (NOC). These NOC operations shall apply to an insured only when no other classification more specifically describes the insured’s operations. The following is a representative list of classifications somewhat related in nature to Code 3114 operations that are not assigned to Code 3114:

3111 Blacksmith 3118 Saw Mfg.
3110 Forging Work—Drop or Machined 3126 Tool Mfg.—Agricultural
3146 Hardware Mfg. 3113 Tool Mfg.—Not Drop or Machine Forged—NOC

In addition to this representative list, one should review sources such as the alphabetical index in this manual to determine whether a classification other than Code 3114 or a classification other than one on the above list is applicable to the operations being reviewed for classification purposes.

State Addendum


Code 3126 is N/A MA.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 2.33

Construction Exemption Required: No