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Fastener Fundamentals

09/20/2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

If you use fasteners every day, or just have a peripheral interest in manufacturing, science and technology, Fastener Fundamentals workshop will provide a sound foundation for understanding the industry important art and science of mechanical fastening joining and assembly. The course will draw upon extensive industry experience, as well as material from the book Mechanical Fastening, Joining and Assembly, Second Edition, as presented by the author. Click here to register

Topics covered in Fastener Fundamentals include:

– A technical foundation:
engineering and manufacturing
industry and science
how fasteners work
types and methods of applications
introducing fastener mechanics and understanding service and preloads

– Fastener materials
cold, warm and hot heading
– Thread rolling
– Heat Treating
– Plating and Coating
– Screw Threads

Advanced Topics

– A look at heading, slotting and threading in process at Crescent Manufacturing

-Fastener engineering, numerical methods, techniques and tips

-Technical advice on fastener applications, troubleshooting and case histories

-Quality assurance, testing and inspection, fastener laboratory procedures, industry best practice

Not needed to gain full benefit from the workshop, copies of Mechanical Fastening can be preordered at a special workshop price.

Who should attend:
For anyone who works with mechanical fasteners either as a manufacturer, tier supplier, distributor or OEM, Fastener Fundamentals is a must. There are no prerequisites and the material is suitable for people with technical and non-technical backgrounds.

Jim Speck

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James A. Speck, P.E., worked as a regional manager of the Johnson Gage Company following an extensive career in the fastener industry at Holo-Krome and Crescent Manufacturing. He trained and served as a technical expert in the Department of Commerce’s National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation program for fasteners and metals. Jim has presented numerous workshops and seminars on fastener fundamentals, fastener applications, and screw thread technology. Jim is the author of numerous key publications and a licensed professional engineer in his home state of Connecticut, Jim is the author of the text book Mechanical Fastening, Joining and Assembly.

Your registration fee includes:

  • A full day of training in a small-group environment.
  • Continental breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and free parking.
  • A certificate of completion.

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Classroom instruction will be conducted at Crescent Manufacturing, 700 George Washington Turnpike, Burlington, CT 06013. Parking is free.

Pricing Information:
Registration fees are per person. Click here to register

Paid by September 6: $299.

Paid after September 6: $399.

Cancellations and requests for refunds must be made no later than September 13.

All no-shows will be invoiced for full registration fees.

The Fastener Training Institute reserves the right to change instructors or cancel seminars and cannot be held responsible for costs incurred other than the registration fee.

To be invoiced for this event please call the FTI office at 562-473-5373.


8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Crescent Manufacturing
700 George Washington Turnpike
Burlington, CT 06013 United States
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