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Why Fasteners Fail – Rosemont, IL

June 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


This class is held in Conjunction with Fastener Tech’ 19

Registration can be done through the show website, or the FTI Store link below.

Why Fasteners Fail!

Like no other highly engineered product, the importance and criticality of the ‘lowly’ threaded fastener is routinely under valued and misunderstood. No other product is used in such quantities and expected to perform at such high levels for such low cost. And yet, most of the fastener consuming world simply considers these products to be “just” a bolt, screw, or nut. Ironically, experts say that as many as 95% of all fastener failures are the result of improper design, selection, and installation.

Using real world examples of fastener failures, this workshop will explore how threaded fasteners are supposed to function and why they fail. In particular, this workshop will address failures in service due to improper selection and design, improper installation, and corrosion/embrittlement. It will also investigate the relationship between design characteristics and manufacturing, and how these can play a role in fastener failure.

This workshop is designed for anyone, new or well established in the industry, that desires to learn more about what causes threaded fasteners to fail. Upon completion, participants will, likely, forever scrap the notion that a fastener is “just” a bolt, screw, or nut.


Pricing per person:

  • General Rate:  $399
  • Association Rate:  $299 (Pac-West, NFDA, IFI, MWFA)
  • Register for one, get one free (promo ends May 24)

Date:  Monday, June 3, 2019

Time:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registration Includes:
A full day of training and a printed binder of course materials. Morning pastries and afternoon snacks with refreshments. A certificate of completion will be provided.

Instructor: Laurence Claus
Image - Laurence Claus


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


June 3
8:30 am - 4:30 pm