May 16 & 17, 2023
Music City Center | Nashville, TN

Education Sessions at Glance

Tuesday, May 17 from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Fastening 101: Understanding the Basics of Threaded Fasteners and the Industry That Produces Them

Presented by Fastener Training Institute

Fastening 101 Program Sponsor

FTI 2022 Sustaining Sponsor Program Sponsor 

Industry expert Laurence Claus leads this day-long intensive training opportunity for fastener users, distributors, purchasers, engineers, sales and manufacturers. This must-take class covers manufacturing processes, consensus standards, quality control, product and design fundamentals.

This class is a fit for anyone in the fastener industry interested in broadening their knowledge and attendees will discover much more than the basics. Fastening 101 offers a thorough understanding of the fastener industry, including products, applications, industries and more.

Thursday, May 19, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Ask the Expert Panel Session

Presented by:

Panel Speakers:

Dr. Salim Brahimi P.Eng., Ph.D.

Technical Director, Industrial Fasteners Institute

Laurence Claus

President, NNi Training and Consulting, Inc.

John Medcalf

Principal Engineer, Peak Innovations

Carmen Vertullo

Vice President, AIM Testing Laboratory

Topics Covered

Fastener Manufacturing

  • Cold Heading
  • Thread Rolling
  • Hot Forging
  • Fastener Raw Materials
  • Fastener Metallurgy

Fastener Quality

  • Dimensional Inspection 
  • PPAP
  • Fastener Material Testing

Industries & uses

  • Automotive
  • Structural
  • Oil & Gas
  • Thread Forming Screws (into metal and plastic)

Joint Design and Performance

  • Torque Tension Relationship & Testing
  • Joint Testing

Failure Analysis

  • Hydrogen Embrittlement 
  • Fatigue