May 22 & 23, 2024
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland | Cleveland, OH

Fastening 101 Conference

When: Monday, May 15, 2023

Where: Nashville, Tennessee

Price: $449

All conferees get free admission to the Fastener Fair USA 2023 show floor.

Includes: Snacks & refreshments, course materials, handouts and certificate of completion

About the Conference:

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. This class is intended for industrial, automotive, aerospace and military users.


Topics Include:

  • Fastener Design & Material Options
  • Head Styles & Drive Features
  • Heat Treatments, Platings & Coatings
  • Market Segments
  • Cost Differences Between Fasteners
  • Basic Fastener Engineering Concepts
  • Torque, Tightening, Tension, Stress and Bolt Strength

About The Fastener Training Institute:

FTI started in the early 1970s as part of Los Angeles Fastener Association (LAFA). The founding organizers realized that individually, no one had the capacity to train new employees but collectively, they could offer solid education. So began the first basic industry training classes. In 2014, FTI became a standalone, registered 501(c)(6) nonprofit – and transitioned from a regional association to a national and international training platform.

The Fastener Training Institute (FTI) provides fastener product and technical training, with the goal of enhancing fastener use, reliability and safety. The organization’s objective is to elevate the level of technical understanding and the expertise of individuals in the fastener industry, worldwide. For the latest information on FTI’s live training courses, digital training opportunities, online webinars and exclusive deals, sign up for the mailing list and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Fastening 101 conference FAQs

You can purchase a ticket when registering to attend Fastener Fair USA or when registering your booth staff as an exhibitor. During registration, there will be a section where you can select to purchase a Fastening 101 conference ticket.

After May 1, the ticket to the Fastening 101 conference costs $449. The conference ticket includes free admission to the Show floor ($50 value).

The conference will be located at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN on Monday, May 15 from 8:30am-4:30pm. Exact room to be announced.

If you already registered for the event but would now like to purchase a ticket to the Fastening 101 conference, please visit the registration page and register for the Fastening 101 conference. If you paid for your ticket to the Show (and now have a conference ticket which offers free admission to the Show), please reach out to our Customer Service team and they will be able to process your refund request for your Show ticket. 

The all day training class is intended for all fastener industry professionals looking to deepen their knowledge on more than just the basics. This includes industrial, automotive, aerospace, and military users.

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