The Fastener Training Institute (FTI) is offering a full-day, in-person class at the International Fastener Expo (IFE): How Fasteners Are Made and What Drives the Cost of a Fastener. It is sponsored by Star Stainless Screw Co.
IFE is currently the largest industrial fasteners, tooling, and machinery event in North America. This year, the event takes place from October 17th to 19th at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas. FTI’s class takes place on October 17th, the first day of IFE, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Mandalay Bay. Early bird pricing is available through October 3rd.
IFI director of training, Laurence Claus, will take participants into the fastener manufacturing world and explore why the under-appreciated components are complex engineering marvels. The course covers different methods of producing fasteners, the advantages and disadvantages of each manufacturing method, and other steps the average fastener may undergo.
Participants will gain a basic understanding of the different methods of producing fasteners, including cold and heading and screw machining. Additionally, students will learn the advantages and disadvantages of each manufacturing method and delve into many of the other steps, such as thread rolling, grinding, machining, heat treating, and plating that the average fastener may undergo.
Students will learn how these different processes, as well as raw material and customer expectations, drive fasteners into a value-added powerhouse of a component.
Registration is available here. Use promo code FTISAVE for 50% off IFE attendee registration. The early bird rate is $399, and the cost increases to $449 after October 3rd.