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June 2017

Fastener Technology Workshop – Why Fasteners Fail / Rosemont, IL

06/05/2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N River Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018 United States

You may click here to register Fastener Tech 2017. The Unappreciated Fastener 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…

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Fastener Specifications & Terminology (CFS Class)

06/13/2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Holiday Inn, 14299 Firestone Blvd.
La Mirada, 90638 United States
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Have you ever agonized over how to meet or understand customer specifications? Have you ever wondered when a specification supercedes another specification? Do you need to feel confident answering a technical question? Then Fastener Specifications & Terminology was designed for you. Click here to register This class is a required course in FTI’s Certified Fastener Specialist™ program. In this seminar: You'll learn about the consensus standards organizations that govern our industry (ASTM, SAE, ANSI, IFI, ISO, ASME and others). You'll…

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Webinar: Fastener Failure Investigation : Part 2 of 2

06/23/2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar 11:00 PACIFIC United States

Click here to register In part two of Fastener Failure Investigation we will drill down on the Twelve Guidelines and review some complex case studies on failure investigation. You will learn: • Know the simple from the serious – what to do when legal action is involved • How to protect your company from liability • What gets us in trouble • What is unique about the Hydrogen Embrittlement failure investigation • Why urgency is so important • Why thoroughness…

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July 2017

Understanding the Bolted Joint (CFS Class)

07/11/2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Holiday Inn, 14299 Firestone Blvd
La Mirada, CA 90638 United States
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Did you know that even Grade 8 bolts stretch when they are tightened, acting like heavy duty springs, and that is why they keep assemblies together? Did you know that tension in bolts and screws is more critical than the applied torque in making a joint secure? Do you know what a Skidmore Tester is and what information it provides about fastening that is different from that provided by a torque wrench? In Understanding the Bolted Joint you'll learn the…

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Fastener Basics – Denver, CO

07/13/2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Denver, CO, 50 S. Steele Street
Cherry Creek, CO 80209 United States
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The new employee in the fastener industry faces a bewildering assortment of parts, each in a variety of sizes and finishes. To help smooth the transition from a mistake-prone rookie to an efficient member of your workforce, FTI offers Fastener Basics. This seminar combines the highlights of the three-part Product Training Program into one day of valuable, fundamental information. Click here to register Fastener Basics will cover: Basic Terminology How To Call Out Parts Hex Head Products Large Threaded Fasteners…

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Webinar: Mechanical Testing of Fasteners for Suppliers -Yes you can test!

07/21/2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar 11:00 a.m. PACIFIC

Click here to register When it comes to Quality Management Systems for suppliers, most suppliers focus on paper – Test Reports, Certifications, Lot Numbers, Vendor Qualifications and so on. For inspection, they may have their receiving departments check if the item and the quantity is correct, and do a minor inspect-to-identify process with simple plastic screw checkers. These are all administrative activates that require no special equipment. One step above that is doing some dimensional inspection such as checking threads…

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Fastener Basics

07/24/2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Santa Fe Springs Training Facility, 12801 Leffingwell Avenue
Santa Fe Springs, 90670 United States
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The new employee in the fastener industry faces a bewildering assortment of parts, each in a variety of sizes and finishes. To help smooth the transition from a mistake-prone rookie to an efficient member of your workforce, FTI offers Fastener Basics. This seminar combines the highlights of the three-part Product Training Program into one day of valuable, fundamental information. Click here to register Fastener Basics will cover: Basic Terminology How To Call Out Parts Hex Head Products Large Threaded Fasteners…

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August 2017

Dimensional & Material Specifications (CFS Class)

08/01/2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Holiday Inn, 14299 Firestone Blvd.
La Mirada, 90638 United States
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In the Dimensional & Material Specifications seminar you'll learn about the specifications you use and the ones you need to know more about. On your seminar confirmation we'll ask if there are certain specifications you'd like to learn about. We'll cover as many specifications as possible, customizing the seminar for you. Click here to register This class is a required course in FTI’s Certified Fastener Specialist™ program. In Dimensional & Material Specifications you'll: Learn about thread specifications and gaging requirements:…

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Webinar: Fastener Tightening Strategies – there’s more to tight than torque

08/11/2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar – 11:00 a.m. PST

Click here to register “What is the right torque for this bolt”?  That’s the question fastener suppliers get most often from end users.   You want to help your customer, but how do you answer this question without putting your company at risk?   We will cover –   ·        Several different ways to properly determine the torque for any fastener ·        How to present this information to your customer in the most appropriate fashion ·        The fundamentals of using…

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FTI/IFI Fastener Training Week – Chicago (CFS Classes

08/14/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 08/18/2017 @ 1:00 pm
Belvedere Events & Banquets, 1170 W. Devon
Elk Grove Village, 60007 United States
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Hosted by the Mid-West Fastener Association. The Fastener Training Institute® and the Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) continue their partnership to present Fastener Training Week - Chicago, the week-long training program for fastener distributors and manufacturers on manufacturing processes, consensus standards, quality control and much more. Click here to register Joe Greenslade, Retired IFI Director of Engineering Technology, has been instrumental in developing this program and providing content. As Joe says, “Almost everyone in the fastener industry from one month to…

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September 2017

Fastener Quality Assurance-Print Reading & Inspection (CFS Class)

09/12/2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Holiday Inn La Mirada, 14299 Firestone Blvd
La Mirada, CA 90638 United States
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Fastener Quality Assurance - Print Reading & Inspection includes classroom instruction along with hands-on work using actual lab equipment. This class is a required course in FTI’s Certified Fastener Specialist™ program. Click here to register Topics for Fastener Quality Assurance - Print Reading & Inspection include: Quality programs and systems including: ISO 9000 Quality System requirements, QS 9000 and AS 9100 as they relate to ISO 9000 and ISO 17025 and ISO 17025 Laboratory Accreditation requirements. Sampling plans Instrument and…

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Product Training Part 1

09/19/2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Santa Fe Springs Training Facility, 12801 Leffingwell Avenue
Santa Fe Springs, 90670 United States
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Would you like to know the difference between a hex head cap screw and a hex bolt? What is tensile strength? How are fasteners made? Find the answers to these and other commonly asked questions at FTI’s Product Training Program seminars. Classes do not need to be taken in order; each class is beneficial on its own. Click here to register Subjects covered in Product Training Part #1 include: Hex Head Products Nuts Sockets Products Common Materials Methods of Manufacturing…

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Webinar: Understanding ISO Metric Fastener Specifications

09/22/2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar: 11:00 AM PST

Click here to register This webinar is sponsored by Fuller Metric Fasteners! Do you know all there is to know about ISO Metric Specifications? In this webinar we will cover the most important ISO Fastener Specifications for materials, dimensions, processing, and quality assurance. You will learn important facts regarding; • Metric Property Classes for Steel and Stainless Steel Fasteners • Dimensional standards for bolts, nuts, socket products, screws and washers • Metric product dimensional tolerances • Plating specifications • Inspection…

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October 2017

Fastener Testing Seminar (CFS Class) – Rancho Cucamonga

10/03/2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
The Lab-Materials Testing, 11150 White Birch Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 United States
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FTI is pleased to offer a full day of training on fastener testing, on-site at: The Lab-Materials Testing 11150 White Birch Drive Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 At The Lab-Materials Testing participants will visit different laboratory departments in small groups where they’ll get an overview and demonstration of actual testing procedures. Click here to register This class is a required course in FTI’s Certified Fastener Specialist™ program. The Lab-Materials Testing is an accredited, independent testing laboratory located in Southern California. It…

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Product Training Part 2 – Santa Fe Springs

10/10/2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Santa Fe Springs Training Facilit, 12801 Leffingwell Avenue
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 United States
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Do you know the difference between Taptite and TT? Why must high strength parts be baked after plating? What does UNC-2A mean? Find the answers to these and other commonly asked questions at FTI’s Product Training Program seminars. Classes do not need to be taken in order; each class is beneficial on its own. Click here to register Subjects covered in Product Training Part #2 include: Screw Drives Screw Head Styles Screw Threads Washers Coatings and Finishes Hydrogen Embrittlement Large…

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Fastener Technology Workshop – Las Vegas

10/17/2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
NIFMSE Las Vegas, NV United States

Please Register Directly with the National Industrial Fastener and Mill Supply Expo to Attend You may click here to register National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo. Invest in your professional development! Using instructor Bengt Blendulf's fastening technology manual (included with your registration), the Fastener Technology Workshop will be a fact-and-fun-filled day with one of the most experienced and dynamic fastener instructors in the US and Europe. This day-long seminar will focus on the practical aspects of working in the…

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Webinar: Processing Specials, Opportunities for Profitability

10/27/2017 @ 11:00 am

Specials are – well they are SPECIAL! Click here to register It takes a higher level of skill, resource, partnering and most importantly - ATTITUDE to maximize the opportunity for making profit from non-standard fasteners. There is just something different, interesting, and FUN about being able to process a special fastener opportunity. In this webinar we will explore the reasons why SPECIALS are such a dynamic and exciting way to grow your business and secure your customer base. Here’s what…

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November 2017

Product Training Part 3

11/07/2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Santa Fe Springs Training Facility, 12801 Leffingwell Avenue
Santa Fe Springs, 90670 United States
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What’s the difference between inch and metric fasteners? Is a lot number a form of traceability? Why are some fasteners self-locking? Find the answers to these and other commonly asked questions at FTI’s Product Training Program seminars. Classes do not need to be taken in order; each class is beneficial on its own. Click here to register Subjects covered in Product Training Part #3 include: Pins Anchors Rivets Metrics Self Locking & Sealing Fasteners Inspection Fastener Quality Act Who should…

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Webinar: Vibration Resistant Fastening Systems

11/10/2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar 11:00 a.m. PDT

<img Fastener Failures can compromise even the best design. A bolted joint can become compromised with unintentional loosening. In this interactive webinar, Vibration Resistant Fastening Systems, you will learn about fasteners and their features to resist vibration and stay tight within their joint. Topics will include: • Standard Lock Washers of all kinds • Nylon Insert Lock Nuts • All-Metal Locknuts • Patch, pellet and strip • Pre-applies locking compounds • Self-applied compounds and anaerobics • Special and proprietary lock…

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December 2017

FTI/IFI Fastener Training Week – Cleveland (CFS Classes)

12/04/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 12/08/2017 @ 1:00 pm
IFI Training Center, 6363 Oak Tree Blvd.
Independence, OH 44131 United States
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The Fastener Training Institute® and the Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) continue their partnership to present Fastener Training Week - Cleveland, the week-long training program for fastener distributors and manufacturers on manufacturing processes, consensus standards, quality control and much more. Click here to register Joe Greenslade, Retired IFI Director of Engineering Technology, has been instrumental in developing this program and providing content. As Joe says, “Almost everyone in the fastener industry from one month to thirty years of experience in any…

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Fastener Basics

12/12/2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Santa Fe Springs Training Facility, 12801 Leffingwell Avenue
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 United States
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The new employee in the fastener industry faces a bewildering assortment of parts, each in a variety of sizes and finishes. To help smooth the transition from a mistake-prone rookie to an efficient member of your workforce, FTI offers Fastener Basics. This seminar combines the highlights of the three-part Product Training Program into one day of valuable, fundamental information. Click here to register Fastener Basics will cover: Basic Terminology How To Call Out Parts Hex Head Products Large Threaded Fasteners…

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January 2018

Webinar: Sheet Metal Screws

January 12 @ 11:00 am

*This webinar was originally scheduled for December 22. If you signed up for that class, you are already registered for this one and do not need to re-register. Ah, the lowly Sheet Metal Screw - not even a proper term for this most ubiquitous fastener in all of assemblydom! If you are a fastener nerd, then you know the proper term is "Tapping Screw", but what else do you know - or not know - about holding sheet metal together…

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February 2018

Fastener Training Week – Los Angeles

February 12 - February 16
Sheraton Hotel Cerritos, 12725 Center Court Drive North
Cerritos, CA 90703
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The Fastener Training Institute® and the Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) continue their partnership to present Fastener Training Week - Los Angeles, the week-long training program for fastener distributors and manufacturers on manufacturing processes, consensus standards, quality control and much more. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Joe Greenslade, Retired IFI Director of Engineering Technology, has been instrumental in developing this program and providing content. As Joe says, “Almost everyone in the fastener industry from one month to thirty years of experience in…

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Webinar: Understanding Fastener Strength and Hardness

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

When it comes to selecting and understanding fastener materials one of the primary considerations is strength. And strength is directly related to hardness. In this webinar we will explore the relationship between strength and hardness in fastener materials. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER We will look at how the various fastener specifications, both Inch and Metric, classify fasteners according to strength and hardness. You will learn • The various types of strength fasteners are rated for • How they are tested…

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Non Threaded Fasteners & Assembly Components

February 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
DoubleTree Hotel – Norwalk, CA, 13111 Sycamore Drive
Norwalk, CA 90650
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Norwalk, CA - *Attendees will have free access to the Pac-West Dinner Meeting after the class! Push, pull, snap, press, pop, squeeze, slip, slide, set, zip, flip, grip, insert, No torque required! Un-threaded fasteners are the unsung heroes of fastening efficiency, and there’s more to know about them than you thought. Some are as old as rocks and just as simple, and some are new simply tricky. Come to this one-day, hands-on training program and find out what you don’t…

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March 2018

Webinar: Understanding Fastener Technical Drawings

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Customer fastener drawings and fastener specifications can be hard to understand if you do not have a solid knowledge of blue print reading. Not knowing how to interpret a drawing detail can delay getting your product quoted, or worse – result in delays in receiving inspection and rejections. This webinar will teach the fundamentals of drafting terminology and we will also go deep into examining actual fastener drawings and specifications – the good and the bad. As an added bonus…

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Fastener Basics – Union City, CA

March 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The new employee in the fastener industry faces a bewildering assortment of parts, each in a variety of sizes and finishes. To help smooth the transition from a mistake-prone rookie to an efficient member of your workforce, FTI offers Fastener Basics. This seminar combines the highlights of the three-part Product Training Program into one day of valuable, fundamental information. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Fastener Basics will cover: Basic Terminology How To Call Out Parts Hex Head Products Large Threaded Fasteners…

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April 2018

Fastener Training Week (CFS Class) – Cleveland, OH

April 2 - April 6

The Fastener Training Institute® and the Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) continue their partnership to present Fastener Training Week - Cleveland, the week-long training program for fastener distributors and manufacturers on manufacturing processes, consensus standards, quality control and much more. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Joe Greenslade, Retired IFI Director of Engineering Technology, has been instrumental in developing this program and providing content. As Joe says, “Almost everyone in the fastener industry from one month to thirty years of experience in any…

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Understanding The Bolted Joint (CFS Class) – Cleveland, OH

April 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This class is given in conjunction with Fastener Fair USA, but attending the show is not mandatory to take this course. Endorsed by the North Coast Fastener Association Did you know that even Grade 8 bolts stretch when they are tightened, acting like heavy duty springs, and that is why they keep assemblies together? Did you know that tension in bolts and screws is more critical than the applied torque in making a joint secure? Do you know what a…

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Fastening 101 – Cleveland, OH

April 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This class is given in conjunction with Fastener Fair USA, but attending the show is not mandatory to take this course. Endorsed by the North Coast Fastener Association. This one-day class will explore how threaded fasteners are used and some basic engineering concepts. Even though they may look alike, not all threaded fasteners are the same! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Topics to include: Fastener Design & Material Options Head Styles & Drive Features Heat Treatments, Platings, and Coatings Cost Difference…

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Fastener Manufacturing Plant Tours (CFS Class) – Los Angeles Area

April 17 @ 7:45 am - 3:30 pm

On the Fastener Manufacturing Plant Tour you'll get an up-close look at fasteners being made. Tours may include plants that use cold heading, hot heading or thread rolling to manufacture commercial and aerospace products. REGISTER HERE This class is a required course in FTI’s Certified Fastener Specialist™ program. Facilities to be toured: R & D Fasteners in Rancho Cucamonga, California was founded in 1984 to provide quality fasteners and hardware-related items to the military, industrial and commercial markets at competitive…

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Webinar: Socket Products

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sponsored by: Star Stainless Screw Co. Socket Products – what you need to know to safely sell, use and process these high-strength, high precision fasteners Socket Products are some of our most popular and profitable fastening products in our fastener arsenal. The more you know about them the better you can serve your customers and realize the business opportunities with socket products. Topics to include: What's so special about socket screws? Socket Products that are not traditional fasteners Inch and…

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Automotive Fastener Technology (CFS 2.0 Class) – Wixom, MI

April 30 - May 1

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. REGISTER HERE Automotive Fastener Technology Advanced is an elective course in the Certified Fastener Specialist2.0 (CFS2.0) curriculum. This class will employ Problem Based Learning methods of teaching where students will work in teams to solve open-ended problems related…

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May 2018

Understanding Hydrogen Embrittlement in Fasteners – (CFS2.0 Class) – Wixom, MI

May 2 - May 4

Part of FTI's advanced continuing education fastener program, Understanding Hydrogen Embrittlement in Fasteners -Advanced CFS2.0 is a two-and-a-half day workshop with instructor Salim Brahimi, Director of Engineering Technology for the Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) and Carmen Vertullo (Carver FACT Center). This course will provide a broad understanding of hydrogen embrittlement with a particular focus on the conditions leading to hydrogen embrittlement failure of high strength mechanical fasteners. REGISTER HERE Understanding Hydrogen Embrittlement in Fasteners -Advanced is an elective course in…

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Fastener Secondary Process Plant Tours (CFS Class)- Los Angeles Area

May 15 @ 7:45 am - 4:00 pm

On the Fastener Secondary Processes Plant Tours you'll visit facilities that provide secondary processes to fasteners. Tours may include plants that heat treat, plate or apply locking devices to fasteners. This class is a required course in FTI’s Certified Fastener Specialist™ program. Click Here to Register Facilities to be toured: ND Industries Pentrate Metal Processing Sonic Plating ND Industries is a leader in the development and application of patches, pellets, threadlockers, threadsealers and a variety of other chemical-based adhesives and…

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Product Training – Part One – Costa Mesa, CA

May 29 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Would you like to know the difference between a hex head cap screw and a hex bolt? What is tensile strength? How are fasteners made? Find the answers to these and other commonly asked questions at FTI’s Product Training Program seminars. Classes do not need to be taken in order; each class is beneficial on its own. REGISTER HERE Subjects covered in Product Training Part #1 include: Hex Head Products Nuts Sockets Products Common Materials Methods of Manufacturing Consensus Standards…

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June 2018

Fastener Specifications & Terminology (CFS Class) – Costa Mesa, CA

June 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Have you ever agonized over how to meet or understand customer specifications? Have you ever wondered when a specification supercedes another specification? Do you need to feel confident answering a technical question? Then Fastener Specifications & Terminology was designed for you. REGISTER HERE This class is a required course in FTI’s Certified Fastener Specialist™ program. In this seminar: You'll learn about the consensus standards organizations that govern our industry (ASTM, SAE, ANSI, IFI, ISO, ASME and others). You'll get a…

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Webinar: Fastener Certifications and Test Reports

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

What every supplier should know about Certifications and Test Reports You shipped the right fastener. The fastener is in conformance with all the requirements. But are the Certifications right? There’s more to providing fasteners than shipping round metal parts with heads and threads. There is paper, there are markings, and there are numbers without which the fastener can be rendered useless, stuck as a reject at receiving/inspection and holding up the critical work that your customer purchased them for. Worse…

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Product Training – Part Two – Costa Mesa, CA

June 26 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Do you know the difference between Taptite and TT? Why must high strength parts be baked after plating? What does UNC-2A mean? Find the answers to these and other commonly asked questions at FTI’s Product Training Program seminars. Classes do not need to be taken in order; each class is beneficial on its own. REGISTER HERE Subjects covered in Product Training Part #2 include: Screw Drives Screw Head Styles Screw Threads Washers Coatings and Finishes Hydrogen Embrittlement Large Threaded Fasteners…

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July 2018

Webinar: The Least You Should Know About Hydrogen Embrittlement

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

There is no quality assurance problem that gets suppliers in more trouble than Hydrogen Embrittlement (HE). This could easily be the most important 90 minutes of training your company EVER engages in. It does not matter if you process fasteners that are HE susceptible or not, you probably sell them or handle them somewhere in the supply chain. It is critical that you have a good understanding of Hydrogen Embrittlement, its causes, its effects and how to prevent and detect…

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Understanding The Bolted Joint (CFS Class)- Costa Mesa, CA

July 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Did you know that even Grade 8 bolts stretch when they are tightened, acting like heavy duty springs, and that is why they keep assemblies together? Did you know that tension in bolts and screws is more critical than the applied torque in making a joint secure? Do you know what a Skidmore Tester is and what information it provides about fastening that is different from that provided by a torque wrench? In Understanding the Bolted Joint you'll learn the…

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Product Training – Part Three – Costa Mesa, CA

July 24 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

What’s the difference between inch and metric fasteners? Is a lot number a form of traceability? Why are some fasteners self-locking? Find the answers to these and other commonly asked questions at FTI’s Product Training Program seminars. Classes do not need to be taken in order; each class is beneficial on its own. REGISTER HERE Subjects covered in Product Training Part #3: include: Pins Anchors Rivets Metrics Self Locking & Sealing Fasteners Inspection Fastener Quality Act Who should attend: People…

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August 2018

Webinar: Platings, Coatings and Finishes for Fasteners

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

What you don't know can hurt you! You know there are two chromate conversion coatings for zinc plating, and two ASTM Specs for zinc plating but do you know what they are and the difference between them? There have been some significant recent changes to the specifications we use for plating and coating fasteners. These are not minor changes – it is information you need to know to properly process your plated/coated product and to manage the associated risk. Owners,…

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Fastener Training Week (CFS) – Chicago, IL

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - August 24 @ 1:00 pm

The Fastener Training Institute® and the Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) continue their partnership to present Fastener Training Week - Chicago, the week-long training program for fastener distributors and manufacturers on manufacturing processes, consensus standards, quality control and much more. Hosted by the Midwest Fastener Association CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Joe Greenslade, Retired IFI Director of Engineering Technology, has been instrumental in developing this program and providing content. As Joe says, “Almost everyone in the fastener industry from one month to…

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September 2018

Webinar: Fastening Into Plastics

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sponsored by: Semblex In the 1967 movie “The Graduate”, the young 21 year old protagonist Benjamin receives some advice from his middle age neighbor, Mr. McGuire, “ I just want to say one word to you. Just one word….Plastics….There’s a great future in Plastics.” The producers of this movie probably had no idea just how prophetic these famous lines would become. Today, plastics have become a common part of everyday life and their use continues to accelerate and grow. In…

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October 2018

Fastener Testing Seminar (CFS Class) – Rancho Cucamonga

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

FTI is pleased to offer a full day of training on fastener testing, on-site at: The Lab-Materials Testing 11150 White Birch Drive Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 At The Lab-Materials Testing participants will visit different laboratory departments in small groups where they’ll get an overview and demonstration of actual testing procedures. REGISTER HERE This class is a required course in FTI’s Certified Fastener Specialist™ program. The Lab-Materials Testing is an accredited, independent testing laboratory located in Southern California. It specializes in…

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Webinar: The Use, Misuse and Abuse of Torque Wrenches

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Torque control is not going away as a primary tightening strategy for fasteners. From the smallest screw to the largest bolt, just knowing what the proper torque is will not result in proper tension unless the correct torque tool is used and it is used correctly. Suppliers can solve a lot of fastener installation problems and bring great value-added information to their customers if they have a solid understanding of the proper use and selection of torque wrenches. In this…

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Fastener Technology Workshop – Las Vegas Fastener Show

October 30 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Invest in your professional development! Using instructor Bengt Blendulf's fastening technology manual (included with your registration), the Fastener Technology Workshop will be a fact-and-fun-filled day with one of the most experienced and dynamic fastener instructors in the US and Europe. This day-long seminar will focus on the practical aspects of working in the fastener industry. You’ll learn how to respond to technical questions from engineers and technicians and how to find the appropriate answers. Subjects covered will include: Product standards…

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November 2018

Webinar: Nuts, Nuts and More Nuts

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sponsored by Star Stainless Screw Co. You might think there is not a lot to know about nuts – and you would be right! But what you don’t know could hurt you and cost you profits. This webinar will bring you up to speed on: How nuts work (you probably don’t know) What specifications cover nuts – inch and metric Nut Markings How to tell how strong a nut is What nut to use with what bolt What re the…

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December 2018

Fastener Training Week (CFS Class) – Cleveland, OH

December 3 - December 7

The Fastener Training Institute® and the Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) continue their partnership to present Fastener Training Week - Cleveland, the week-long training program for fastener distributors and manufacturers on manufacturing processes, consensus standards, quality control and much more. REGISTER HERE Joe Greenslade, Retired IFI Director of Engineering Technology, has been instrumental in developing this program and providing content. As Joe says, “Almost everyone in the fastener industry from one month to thirty years of experience in any capacity related…

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