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The Fastener Fair Technology Conference

The Fastener Fair Technology Conference will focus on industry developments and solutions applicable to fastener and fixing end-users, distributors and wholesalers. The Technology Conference will run concurrent to the exhibition on June 20-21 in Expo Guadalajara.

We are adding new speakers all the time, so check back regularly and make your plans for Fastener Fair Mexico today!

Wednesday 20 June, 2018

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM NAFTA 2.0 - Keynote Session
Sebastián De Lara

NAFTA 2.0 is set to be concluded in the following negotiation rounds. The treaty has received some tweaks and updates but most of the chapters remain on the negotiation table. The main goal of the U.S. is to lower the trade deficit with Mexico and some of the proposed measures address exactly that. Sebastian will what the general key aspects of the new NAFTA are and which will be the general impact in the economies.

Sebastian will also talk about how the changes in the rules of origin will impact not only the automotive industry but also manufacturing in general. E-commerce has received changes as well and a higher flow of products in between the countries will bring potential opportunities and growth for fasteners in general. It is important to also address during this conference changes that might not be directly related to the fastener industry, but it may impact the general economy of the country; such as energy, anticorruption measures or dispute settlement.

Speaker Bio

Sebastián De Lara studied International Affairs at the ITAM (Mexico). He has extensive experience in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico where he was an Analyst, Senior Analyst and Director. De Lara was also Secretary of the Delegation of Mexico to the World Summit on the Information Society, Representative to the Security Council of the United Nations and President of the Climate Change Youth Forum of the COP16.

He has been an associate at CRG Consulting Group where he worked on several political campaigns for governorships and even the Mexican presidential race in 2012. Sebastian was also vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean at River Moon Media, where he was involved in several production and media projects. Mass communication efforts. He was president of Hydrament, an oil sector solutions company, from 2014-2016.

Currently, De Lara is the President Partner of NAVPOL, a Political Consultancy Group focused on electoral strategies as well as political analysis and risk assessment and communications. NAVPOL has worked in numerous states in Mexico, as well as in the United States, Canada and Central America.

12:00 AM - 1:00 PM Supply chain of the Aerospace Industry and five year forecast
Ing. Luis Lizcano, Managing Director, The Mexican Federation of Aerospace Industries A.C. -FEMIA

Speaker Bio

Mr. Lizcano has more than 25 years of experience in Industry Development from different perspectives (Government positions and Private Companies). Mr. Lizcano was in charge of Foreign Direct Investment Attraction for the northern state of Chihuahua Government where he had the opportunity to design and implement the Aerospace Industry Development Strategy to attract companies like Cessna, Honeywell Aerospace, Beechcraft and Bell Helicopter to mention a few. His background is important in Economic Development, Automotive, Aerospace & Industrial Real Estate. Mr. Lizcano holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Why Cold Forming Tools Fail
John B. Graef, SouthWind Int’l USA

The presentation is an open discussion about a critical issue in the fasteners and cold forming parts industry, that is the failure of the cold forming tooling. The proposal of such discussion is to present and comment the main causes of cold forming tools breakage and other kind of failures that affects in some way the production and the costs of the fastener’s industry.

It shall focus in very practical and simple evaluation of the root caused of tooling failure, based on the day-by-day manufacturing routine, involving the several aspects of the production flow, since the raw-material workmanship, tooling design, hardware tooling, machine and other adjacent issues that could affect directly or indirectly the tooling failure."

Speaker Bio

John B. Graef (64), Mechanical Engineer, graduated at Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS), Porto Alegre-Brazil and MBA by Maua Institute of Technology, with specialization in Marketing Strategy at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV-Sao Paulo School of Economics) both in Sao Paulo–Brazil. Fasteners Manufacturing Specialist, with over 35 years of experience in fasteners and cold forming parts production, engineering, sales & marketing and international trading of fastener machinery, tooling and cold forming technology. For 15 years working as Plant Manager and General Manager of Brazilian fastener companies and since 1995 founder and CEO of SouthWind International, a Brazilian technical trading company specialized in supplying machinery and tooling for the fastener industry in Brazil and South America, currently representing 15 companies, machines and tools manufacturers from more than 10 countries, and since 2015 Managing Director of SouthWind Int’l USA, specialized in supplying cold forming tools for North American fasteners produces.

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM Plastic Fasteners, The New Industrial Trend
Ing. Jorge H. Gilgames Martinez, Micro Partes de Mexico
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Multi-functional Requirements for Top Coats
Christian Kaiser, Protective

Corrosion-induced malfunctions such as setting and wear as well as the unintentional loosening of a connection are prevented by a multi-layer anti-corrosion system. The dynamic technical progress of the last 20 years in the automotive sector led to an increasing number of additional multi-functional requirements for the surface coating of fasteners. The trends are weight reduction, higher corrosion protection and new material combinations. This results in a higher hardness of the materials, a higher thermal load and a more sophisticated control of the friction values. At the same time the demand for lasting decorative appearance is increasing. The presentation contains an overview of multifunctional requirements of fasteners for the automotive industry and innovative technology that addresses those needs. This comprises the latest developments in Zn-alloys, passivates, focusing on top-coats.

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Torque & Lubrication
Rodrigo Maisterrena, Fastenal
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Consistent Global Quality Assured in an OEM World
Lammert DeBoer, Global Director, ZinKlad, DecoKlad & XMAPP

As automotive OEM performance requirements continue to increase, coupled with sourcing from multiple suppliers globally, present increased challenges to the supply chain to provide consistent quality parts. The need for more robust quality systems becomes critically important as OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers must be confident that the same coatings and consistent performance are available worldwide. This presentation will discuss a unique new quality assurance program that tackles the challenges for high performance automotive coatings throughout the applicator network.

Thurday 21 June, 2018

1:30PM - 2:00 PM Hydrogen Embrittlement
Rodrigo Maisterrena, Fastenal
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Introduction to Coiled Spring Pins
Mario Enrique Garcia, SPIROL

SPIROL is a global manufacturer of engineered components and installation equipment producing over 2 billion components a year and servicing over 15,000 customers worldwide.

Using Coiled Spring Pins as an alternative to bolts, rivets, dowels, slotted spring pins, welding, adhesives, and other joining methods can help your business achieve a competitive advantage. If you are looking to improve the quality of your assembly, extend the life of your products, and reduce your manufacturing costs, then join this technical conference to find out more about Coiled Spring Pins. Join this technical conference to find out more about why many engineers at leading companies are choosing Coiled Spring Pins as their go-to for fastening and joining applications.

Attend this Technical Conference to learn about:

  • Types of Coiled Spring Pins
  • The benefits and limitations of Coiled Spring Pins
  • Basic design principles for Coiled Spring Pins
  • Coiled Spring Pin selection criteria, including installation considerations

Speaker Bio

Mario has been with SPIROL for nearly eight years. During this time, he has been the account manager for leading companies in automotive industry, industrial, durable consumer, electronics, medical, and many others. He has reviewed thousands of applications providing technical and commercial support of SPIROL products. He is based out of the Apodaca, NL facility.

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM How to increase the efficiency using standard parts in the Engineering Design Process
Martin Palacios, Sales Manager Norelem Mexico