Seminar Programme

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Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017 will feature a new seminar programme, hosted in a special auditorium in Hall 5, and organised by Fastener + Fixing Magazine.

Tuesday 28th March 2017

Latest developments in cold forming technologies

11:00 – 12:00 Enrico Brigatti, commercial director, SACMA Group
SACMA will focus on a variety of topics including the evolution of the parts shape; improving precision with the SACMA TR system; expanding the limits with the SACMA Feeding Package – SFP; challenging the future with SACMA’s WF S-Forging concept; and implementing innovations with mechatronics and cold formers.
12:00 – 13:00 Jerry Bupp, vice-president sales and marketing, National Machinery LLC
A presentation looking at FORMAX® XXV and the advancements in cold forming and robotic technology.
14:00 – 15:00 Christian Bürgin, head of business unit machines and member of the management board, Carlo Salvi SpA, a company Hatebur Metalforming Equipment Ltd
Hatebur Group, with the leading brands Carlo Salvi and Hatebur, is a comprehensive supplier for all horizontal applications. The presentation will concentrate on the current developments in servo drives and the forming of high alloyed raw materials.
15:00 – 16:00 Manuel Vogelsang, head of thread rolling die department, WAFIOS Umformtechnik
The theme of WAFIOS’ presentation will be ‘Induction heating in heading machines’.

Wednesday 29th March 2017

At the heart of the seminar programme will be presentations from leading authoritative industry speakers

11:00 – 12:00 Dr Volker Lederer, president of the European Fastener Distributors’ Association (EFDA) and managing director of Lederer GmbH
Dr Lederer will consider the outlook for European fastener importers and distributors during 2017, as well as how EFDA supports its national associations and independent company members.
12:00 – 13:00 Phil Matten, executive editor, Fastener + Fixing Magazine
An analysis on the latest developments in EU trade defence policy and consideration of the implications for European fastener manufacturers and importers.
14:00 – 15:00 Dr Stefan Beyer, secretary and general manager of the European Industrial Fastener Institute (EIFI) and managing director of the Deutscher Schraubenverband e.V
A review of the activities of EIFI and the wide ranging benefits it delivers to its members.
15:00 – 16:00 Barbara Sorgato, general secretary of the European Consortium of Anchor Producers (ECAP)
An update of the presentation on ‘Structural anchors and Construction Products Regulation’, which was so well received at Fastener Fair Italy in Milan.
16:00 – 17:00 Thomas Holland-Letz, deputy managing director/technical officer of Fachverband Werkzeugindustrie e.V. (Association of German tool manufacturers)
A look at trends in anchor installation, such as the use of multi-cutting drill bits, hollow drill bits, diamond drill bits and borehole cleaning. The presentation would be given on behalf of Construction Fixings Europe and the PGM Certification Board for Masonry Drill Bit.

Thursday 30th March 2017

Latest developments in coating technologies

11:00 – 12:00 Dennis Stritter, R&D engineer, Atotech Deutschland GmbH
A presentation focusing on several topics including corrosion protection in the automotive market; a comparison of alkaline versus acid ZnNi – performance, corrosion protection and coefficient of friction; as well CP coatings – Zn or ZnNi coatings plus solvent-based topcoats.
12:00 – 13:00 Eduard Rybka, European sales manager, Magni Group
Magni Group, a leading industry supplier of protective metal coatings, will discuss efficient corrosion protection under extreme conditions.
14:00 – 15:00 Guus Vermeulen, director business development – Europe, Greenkote Plc
An introduction to Greenkote thermal diffusion coatings – background, application method, advantages and case studies.

The entire programme will be free for exhibitors and visitors of Fastener Fair Stuttgart to attend, but attendance will be subject to space availability. Further information on the seminar programme will be available shortly.

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