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April 2018

Fastener Training Week (CFS Class) – Cleveland, OH

04/02/2018 - 04/06/2018

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

04/10/2018 @ 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

04/10/2018 @ 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

04/17/2018 @ 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

04/27/2018 @ 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

04/30/2018 - 05/01/2018

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

05/02/2018 - 05/04/2018

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

05/15/2018 @ 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

05/29/2018 @ 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

06/12/2018 @ 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

06/15/2018 @ 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

06/26/2018 @ 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

07/13/2018 @ 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

07/17/2018 @ 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

07/24/2018 @ 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

08/03/2018 @ 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

08/20/2018 @ 1:00 pm - 08/24/2018 @ 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

09/21/2018 @ 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

10/16/2018 @ 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

10/19/2018 @ 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

10/30/2018 @ 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

11/16/2018 @ 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

12/03/2018 - 12/07/2018

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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Fastener Basics – Costa Mesa, CA

12/18/2018 @ 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. REGISTER HERE Fastener Basics will cover: Basic Terminology How To Call Out Parts Hex Head Products Large Threaded Fasteners Nuts Socket…

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January 2019

Webinar: Self Drilling Screws – The Most Amazing Multi-Function Fasteners Ever Invented!

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Every fastener supplier should be offering the amazing value-added benefits that come with Self Drilling Screws (SDS)!  High profits and grateful customers are yours for the asking when you ask the right questions about SDS. This webinar will get you fully up to speed on the use and sales of Self Drilling Screws -Topics include: Specifications that cover SDS Types of SDS SDS applications SDS Special Features SDS materials and coatings SDS installation tooling Imported vs Domestic SDS SDS History…

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February 2019

Product Training Part One – Costa Mesa, CA

February 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
National University, 3390 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States

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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March 2019

Product Training Part Two – Costa Mesa, CA

March 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
National University, 3390 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States

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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Hardness Testing for Fasteners – Webinar

March 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Do you know Rockwell from Vickers from Knoop from Brinell? Friday,March 29, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (pacific) Hardness is an essential property of all engineering materials – especially metals. Fasteners made of metal derive their mechanical properties from processing that is designed to change their condition. Sometimes it’s by heat treatment, sometimes it’s by cold working. But no matter how the fastener arrives in its final condition, the way we know it is there is through examining it…

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April 2019

Fastener Training Week – Cleveland, OH

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - April 5 @ 12:30 pm
IFI Training Center, 6363 Oak Tree Blvd.
Independence, OH 44131 United States

  This class is now at capacity but our Chicago and Los Angeles dates are still open for registration.    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. Joe Greenslade, Retired IFI Director of Engineering Technology, has been instrumental in developing this program and providing content. As Joe says,…

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Fastener Basics – Fremont, CA

April 11 @ 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. REGISTER HERE Fastener Basics will cover: Basic Terminology How To Call Out Parts Hex Head Products Large Threaded Fasteners Nuts Socket…

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Product Training Part Three – Costa Mesa, CA

April 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
National University, 3390 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States

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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May 2019

Introduction to Coiled Spring Pins – Webinar

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

Introduction to Coiled Spring Pins Friday, May 3, 2019 (note date changed - originally April 26) 11:00AM - 12:30 PM (pacific) Instructor:  Michael Lentini, Spirol International Using Coiled Spring Pins as an alternative to bolts, rivets, dowels, slotted spring pins, welding, adhesives, and other joining methods can help businesses achieve a competitive advantage. This presentation will provide an overview of how you can improve the quality of assemblies, extend the life of products, and reduce manufacturing costs, through designing Coiled Spring Pins…

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Fastener Manufacturing Plant Tours (CFS Class) – LA Area

May 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 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, Risco Inc, Mr. Washerman For this course: Closed toe shoes are required. Please note: some facilities use oil in there processes which can splatter…

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My Major Customer has a Quality Concern, Now What? – Webinar

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

My Major Customer has a Quality Concern - Now What?? Friday, May 17, 2019 11:00AM – 12:30 PM (pacific) Instructor:  John Medcalf In this webinar we will cover: Quality issues: how to strengthen customer relationships through challenging situations. Be Prepared! Areas to focus on to ensure you are ready when a customer complaint is received. This includes your product, processes, and customer relationships. The complaint is received, now what? Key information to gather to provide a timely and appropriate resolution…

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Fastening 101 – Including Automotive Fastening – Detroit, MI

May 21 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fastening 101 - Understanding Threaded Fasteners with emphasis on the Automotive Market In Conjunction with Fastener Fair USA - Cobo Center - Detroit, MI Class Sponsored by Fastener Education Foundation This one-day class is a must for anyone in the fastener industry… users, purchasers, engineers and sales, whether you are new to the industry or have been around for a while and want to learn more about the products that you make, buy and sell. This class will explore fastener engineering…

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June 2019

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…

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Fastener Secondary Process Plant Tours

June 11 @ 8:00 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. REGISTER HERE Facilities to be toured: Sonic Plating, ND Industries, Pentrate Metal Finishing For this course: Closed toe shoes are required. Please note: some facilities use oil in there processes which can splatter and will permanently stain clothing…

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

June 19 @ 8:00 am - June 21 @ 12:00 pm

This class has been postponed - dates to be determined. If you are interested in attending, let us know and you'll be notified when dates have been set. ****************************************************************************************************** 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…

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Aerospace Fasteners – An Overview – Webinar

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

Aerospace Fasteners - An Overview and How they differ from the Industrial Fastener Friday, June 21, 2019 11:00AM – 12:30 PM (pacific) Instructor:  Laurence Claus Topics of discussion in this webinar include: What makes the aerospace fastener market unique from the industrial automotive fastener markets? Size Supply Chain/Model Manufacturing Processes/Technology What manufacturing expectations are on aerospace fastener products and suppliers Designing for fatigue What quality expectations are on aerospace fastener products and suppliers Introduction to NAS and AMS specifications Understanding…

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July 2019

Dimensional and Material Specifications (CFS Class) – Costa Mesa, CA

July 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
National University, 3390 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States

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. This class is a required course in FTI’s Certified Fastener Specialist™ program. REGISTER HERE In Dimensional & Material Specifications you’ll: Learn about thread specifications and gaging requirements: ANSI/ASME B1.1,…

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Distributor Quality Assurance – Webinar

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

Distributor Quality Assurance - An Intro to ISO and AS for Fastener Suppliers Friday, July 19, 2019 11:00AM – 12:30 PM (pacific) Instructors:  Carmen Vertullo & Rob LaPointe - AIM Testing Laboratory In this webinar, Carmen and Rob will discuss how Quality Management Systems (QMS) can be customized and best serve fastener suppliers including manufacturers and distributors.  Specifically, we'll explore how ISO 9001:2015 or AS9100 REV.D systems can best be developed and used to minimize risk and maximize customer satisfaction…

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Fastener Basics – Denver, CO

July 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
1061 Akron Way, Denver, CO 80230

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. REGISTER HERE Fastener Basics will cover: Basic Terminology How To Call Out Parts Hex Head Products Large Threaded Fasteners Nuts Socket…

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August 2019

Fastener Quality Assurance & Print Reading (CFS Class) – Costa Mesa, CA

August 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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. REGISTER HERE 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 gage calibration…

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New Innovations in Fastener Platings & Coatings – Webinar

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

New Innovations in Fastener Platings & Coatings Friday, August 16, 2019 11:00AM – 12:30 PM (pacific) Sponsored by :  Semblex -" Value Through Solutions" Instructor:  Laurence Claus In this webinar we will cover: Review of traditional plating and coatings Common problems and challenges with fastener plating and coating Why you should be using a fastener specific plating or coating specification rather than a general industry one The “hexavalent Chromium conundrum” Cadmium replacement Current state-of-the-art in plating and coating   CLICK…

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Fastener Training Week (CFS) – Chicago, IL

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - August 23 @ 12:30 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 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…

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September 2019

Fasteners for Gasketed Joints – Webinar

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

- This webinar has been postponed Fasteners for Gasketed Joints - Things to Consider This webinar will help solve and prevent one of the most costly bolting errors ever. Leaks and joint failures in pipes, valves and tanks cost millions in lost product, pollution, clean-up costs, down time, repairs, fires, explosions, and even injury and death. There is a lot of risk involved with gasketed joints. The proper selection and installation of the fasteners is essential to controlling that risk. Gasketed joints…

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Fastener Platings & Coatings – Las Vegas, NV

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fastener Platings & Coatings An Advanced Technical Training Program - Including New Innovations and Processes Sponsored by Lindstrom/Stelfast The application of Platings and Coatings is one of the most important post-production processes that fasteners receive. They enhance the performance and appearance of fasteners and are one of the most important value-added services that fastener suppliers provide. In order to deliver this service with profitability and control the associated risk it is vital that fastener suppliers understand plating and coating specifications.…

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October 2019

Fastener Testing Seminar at The Lab (CFS Class) – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
The Lab-Materials Testing, 11150 White Birch Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 United States

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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Understanding and Inspecting Fastener Threads – Webinar

October 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

11:00AM – 12:30 PM (pacific) Instructor:  Carmen Vertullo Ideal for: Quality assurance, inspection, sales and purchasing personnel. Also, educational technical training for all experience levels in the fastener industry. Description: Thread inspection rejects are one of the most common problems that fastener end-users face. Therefore, every fastener supplier, manufacturer and end-user should understand the dimensional requirements of the fasteners they use or sell. The most complex of these requirements are screw threads. Understanding the dimensional requirements of threads, and how…

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November 2019

Fastener Basics – Costa Mesa, CA

November 5 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
National University, 3390 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States

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. REGISTER HERE Fastener Basics will cover: Basic Terminology How To Call Out Parts Hex Head Products Large Threaded Fasteners Nuts Socket…

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