The Fastener Training Institute (FTI), a non-profit provider of fastener products and technical training, is planning its next Fastener Training Week in Cleveland, Ohio, from April 8 through April 12, 2024.

Developed in 1998 with guidance from the International Fastener Institute (IFI), the Certified Fastener Specialist (CFS) advanced technical training program is the most noteworthy measurement of technical aptitude for fastener professionals. After Fastener Training Week, students who pass a final exam receive CFS designation.

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The week will include hands-on demonstrations, learning labs, classroom instruction and plant tours, all in a team atmosphere taught by industry-expert instructors from IFI, Laurence Claus and Salim Brahimi.

FTI’s advanced technical training program is for fastener distributors, manufacturers, end-users as well as sales and quality assurance professionals.

Topics will include:

• Consensus standards organizations
• IFI resources
• Torque tension
• QA systems and sampling plans
• Thread technology and gage issues
• Print reading and tolerances
• Material specifications for steel fasteners
• Understanding how fasteners fail

“Fastener Training Week was an absolutely eye-opening experience. The sheer amount of engineering consideration that goes into an overlooked everyday item is absolutely astounding,” shared a previous FTI attendee.

Fastener Training Week is ideal for teams, departments and individuals. Early-bird rates are available until March 25th, with discounts available for multiple attendees, as well as association members (Pac-West, NFDA, IFI, MWFA, NCFA and SFA).

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