Fundamentals of Threaded Fasteners
I.D. # C1733 Duration 2 Days

Fastener experts believe that upwards of 95% of all fastener failures are the result of either the wrong fastener for the job or improper installation. Improper installation or incorrect fastener selection can result in catastrophic loss or damage. Learn how to avoid issues by getting the answers in this course. Our extremely knowledgeable instructor will guide participants through the basics of fastener engineering, design considerations for specific applications, tightening strategies, tensioning, proper material choices, the function of platings and coatings, thread forming screws, and new technologies and practices being deployed by automotive manufacturers to achieve lighter weight products, fastener failure examples, and an introduction to some relatively new and state-of-the-art technologies.

Learning Objectives
By attending this course, you will be able to:
  • Distinguish various threaded fastener characteristics & applications
  • Explain the relationship between torque & tension
  • Differentiate various tightening strategies & select the appropriate one for assembly
  • Distinguish between various materials, their properties for proper selection
  • Explain how to achieve high strength fasteners żEvaluate available plating & coating options; determine the best option
  • Explain the difference between a bolted joint & a thread forming fastener joint
  • Evaluate & analyze a intricate joining scenario posed by an assembly change; successfully select the correct technology solution

Who Should Attend

Engineers and non-engineers that are in a technical or semi-technical role, who either use, design- in, or provide others with guidance related to fasteners, professionals who are new to the industry, have recently moved to a role that requires basic knowledge of fasteners and fastener engineering, or have been in the industry for a while but have never received formal education on fasteners will benefit.


This is a basic course well-suited for individuals just beginning to work in the area of threaded fasteners. There are no educational prerequisites However, individuals with some prior experience with threaded fasteners and knowledge of fastener terminology will find this course easier. necessary. This course is NOT for the engineer or designer expecting an in-depth education on design understanding of the engineering parameters of a bolted joint experience.

Instructor(s): Laurence Claus

Laurence ClausLaurence Claus is President of NNi Training and Consulting Inc., provides training and consulting services to the fastener and automotive supply industry. Prior to forming NNi, he was Vice President of Engineering for a Midwest automotive fastener manufacturer. Laurence has worked in the fastener industry since 1988. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and is also a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Laurence is Chairman of the SAE Fastener Committee; Subcommittee Chairman of ASME B18.6 and ASTM F16.91; a member of ASME B18, ASTM F16, and ISO TC 2. He is the Director of Training with IFI and the author of numerous fastener journal articles and technical papers.

Fees: $1299 SAE Members: $1169


CEU 1.3