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FTI/IFI Automotive Fastener Technology

04/20/2016 @ 8:00 am - 04/21/2016 @ 5:00 pm

Part of FTI’s advanced continuing education fastener program, Automotive Fastener Technology was created to provide a better understanding of automotive fasteners for fastener manufacturers, service providers, tier suppliers and OEMs. This two-day training emphasizes a hands-on approach along with in-depth technical content. Click here to register

Instructors Salim Brahimi and Laurence Claus will be joined by Brian Lowry of Curtis Metal Finishing Company who will provide information on coatings and surface finishing.

Click Here to see an overview of the course content.

Automotive Fastener Technology will include classroom instruction along with tours of both a heat treating facility and a coating/surface finishing facility.

Topics include:

  • Fastener tightening: fundamentals of fastener tightening and the relationship between torque-tension-angle of rotation; demo of tightening technology.
  • Failure analysis: fundamentals of fracture and failure.
  • Fastener metallurgy: basics of steel fastener materials, metallurgy and progression from raw material to finished product.
  • Heat treatment: basic principles of steel heat treatment, through hardening, surface hardening; tour of a heat treatment facility.
  • Coatings and surface finishes: basics of coating materials and corrosion protection; friction modification; common automotive coating processes; tour of a coating/surface finishing facility.

Facilities to be toured:

Out of professional respect for these volunteer hosts, please understand that representatives of some companies may not be permitted to tour some of the facilities. Also, due to certain federal government regulations, some companies cannot allow non-U.S. citizens to enter their facilities.

Who should attend:

    Automotive Fastener Technology is targeted towards technical personnel and support staff looking to consolidate fundamental knowledge and to acquire advanced technical information about automotive fasteners. Engineers, technicians, metallurgists, and technical sales staff will all benefit from this training.

The registration fee includes:

  • A full day of classroom training on Wednesday. On Thursday, the first half of the day will be in the classroom, the second half will be plant tours.
  • Training materials to take back to the job.
  • All transportation for the plant tours.
  • Continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments.
  • A certificate of completion.

8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Classroom instruction will be conducted at the Embassy Suites Troy/Auburn Hills, 850 Tower Drive, Troy MI 48098.

Hotel information:
Seminar attendees needing a hotel room are responsible for their own reservations. Please contact the Embassy Suites Troy/Auburn Hills, 850 Tower Drive, Troy MI 48098 at 248-879-7500. Ask for the ‘Automotive Fastener Technology’ special rate of $140 per night plus tax. This rate includes a complimentary cook-to-order breakfast and is guaranteed until April 4.


Salim Brahimi

• President of IBECA Technologies
• More than 25 years of experience in the fastener industry (metallurgist, process engineer and director of quality and engineering)
• Current chair of ASTM Committee F16 (fasteners)
• Vice chair of RCSC
• Member of the SAE Fastener Committee
• Recipient of the Fred F. Weingruber award by ASTM Committee F16 for outstanding contributions to the development of fastener standards, especially in the area of hydrogen embrittlement.

Laurence Claus

• President of NNi Training and Consulting, Inc., a consultancy company serving fastener manufacturers, distributors, and automotive suppliers.
• More than 25 years of fastener industry experience: automotive, aerospace, industrial.
• Degreed mechanical engineer.
• Participates in technical standards activity with IFI, SAE, ISO, ASME, ASTM, and NASC.
• Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Pricing Information:
Registration fees are per person for the two-day training. Click here to register

    Paid by April 6: First person per company $1099, additional attendee from the same company $899. Substantial discounts are available to members of endorsing fastener associations. Please contact FTI for details: or 562-473-5373.

    Paid after April 6: Add $200 per person.

    No registrations will be accepted after April 19.

    Cancellations and requests for refunds must be made no later than April 13 and are subject to a $100 processing fee.

    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.


04/20/2016 @ 8:00 am
04/21/2016 @ 5:00 pm


Embassy Suites Troy/Auburn Hills
850 Tower Drive
Troy, 48098
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