Coundown to Fastener Fair Mexico



In addition to the exhibit floor, Fastener Fair Mexico has a complete conference program delivered by experts.

The program includes keynotes and the Fastener Fair Technology Conference, with training and innovative solutions sessions. It is a great and training opportunity for the fastening industry supply chain professionals who attend the show.

Entrance to conference is included with your exhibit badge.

Wednesday, June 19

12:00 - 1:00 PM Fundamentals of Threaded Fasteners
Dr. Sayed A. Nassar Ph. D, Oakland University

This presentation highlights the key aspects necessary for ensuring the safety, quality, and reliability of threaded fastener systems. It will pointed out that the Bolt group of variables are just one group out of six groups that collectively determine the overall bolted system reliability. Beyond corrosion protection function of fastener coating, other significant effects of coating (friction) are also emphasized; that includes torque-tension relationship, selection of control methods, and in-service performance of bolted systems under static and dynamic loads. A hands-on software tool ( is used to calculate determine (calculate) the necessary friction coefficient that would prevent bolt loosening under vibration loads.

Dr. Sayed Nassar is a Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and is the Founding Director and Principal Investigator (PI) of the Fastening and Joining Research Institute (FAJRI) at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan. Currently, he is also the PI of the NSF-funded initiative to establish a federally-funded Composite Joining research center at Oakland University. His research and teaching interests are in the solid mechanics area with emphasis on advanced topics on fastening and joining of metallic and non-metallic materials, fastener fatigue, vibration-induced loosening, elastic-interaction, testing, mathematical and simulation. He published over 200 technical articles (journal/conference papers, technical reports,…etc.). Prof. Nassar routinely is a regular presenter on fastening and joining at national and international conferences. He consulting experience also includes providing fasteners and bolt joints training courses, workshops, and consultations in the US, Mexico, Spain, France, Italy, Australia, South Korea, India, and China - to a list of clients that includes GM, Ford, FCA, NASA, Hyundai, John Deere, China First Auto, China Second Auto, …etc. Dr. Nassar is the Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Pressure Vessels Technology, is Editor and co-author of the Handbook of Bolts and Bolted Joints ; he has four patents with the Chrysler Group LLC. Prof. Nassar is a Fellow of ASME and a member of SAE. He is the CEO of University Research and Engineering Consultants LLC: home BoltVibe software for vibration loosening analysis ( Dr. Nassar received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio-USA.

Contact Details
Sayed A. Nassar, Ph.D., Fellow ASME
Distinguished University Professor
Founding Director, Fastening and Joining Research Institute (FAJRI)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
115 Library Drive
Room 348 Engineering Center (EC)
Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan 48309 USA

(248) 370-3781 (Direct Line )
(248) 370-4416 (Fax)
FAJRI website:

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Keynote Presentation - Present Outlook and Economic Challenges of the Mexican Export Industry
Luis Aguirre Lang, President of Index and VP of Government affairs for Sanmina Mexico

Learn about the challenges and opportunities offered by the manufacturing exports industry! A changing global environment in economic policy, changes in domestic public policy, as well as challenges triggered by global trade war, have build together an operating environment under which Mexico’s manufacturing industry will have to perform to keep their international competitiveness. Still, Mexico was recently positioned as the main trading partner of the US, above China and Canada, for the first time in history. It is important to understand the current situation, to do deep examination about our challenges and opportunities, to prepare us as suppliers and to participate in the exports value chains opportunities. We invite you to learn first-hand the current situation of Mexico's main export sector: the manufacturing exports industry, in the voice of their president, Luis Alonso Aguirre Lang.

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Six Sigma in Automotive Plating Processes
Rafael Covarrubias, Business Development Manager - Mexico MacDermid Enthrone Industrial Solutions

The automotive platings industry demands a commitment to quality and the compliance with norms and specifications. These occasionally require the use of methodologies such as Six Sigma to fulfill and/or improve processes. The Six Sigma methodology has successfully resolved the complex problems that arise during compliance with the quality standards for electrolytic finishing for the automotive industry, and in general, its tools and philosophy can be adapted to any plating line, providing the corresponding trouble-shooting advantages.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM From Intelligent 3D Design to 3D Printing
Angel Díaz, Gerente de Soluciones Tecnológicas – Dassault Systèmes

The 3DExperience platform is a Business platform. It provides software solutions for each department within your company, from Engineering to Marketing, which helps in the creation of value processes, to create differentiated experiences of consumers. With a single user interface, easy to use.

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM Torque & Lubrication in Fasteners
Rodrigo Maisterrena, Lead OEM Sales Manager, Fastenal

The conference is about the next topics: the physics behind a bolting joint, the relation between the torque applied and the tension/compression effect in the assembly, the role of lubrication in this scenario, as well as the common issues due a lack of torque control.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Managing Imports and Exports to and from Mexico for successful supply chain
Danny Petrie, Managing Director, The Valdan Group

A guide for managing exports to Mexico, understanding the logistical steps for Mexican Customs clearance regarding international commercial cargo entering Mexico via the United States.

The dynamic and complex trade relationship between Mexico and the US is constantly evolving. Current headlines are creating havoc for import/export community. What will happen with NAFTA? Shipping to Mexico is much more complex than putting cargo on a truck and sending it across the border to Mexico. Mexican Customs Regulations have complex and inflexible requirements that can cause serious problems for shippers if not managed properly. This presentation identifies the most common problems in the Mexico supply chain process and provides effective tips for avoiding disruption for shipments to Mexico.

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM Innovations in Mechanical Engineering Steel
Joaquin Formoso, Ovako Mexico Sales

Learn how Ovako's new innovative technology leads for better steel and better products.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Closing Session
Sebastián De Lara

Thursday, June 20

12:00 AM - 1:00 PM Keynote Presentation - Challenges of the Automotive Industry in Mexico
Ing. Oscar R. Albin, Presidente Ejecutivo, Industria Nacional de Autopartes

The automotive industry in Mexico has developed large companies in the country in the last ten years and presents great challenges in the future, to maintain and continue growth. We face external challenges with regional protectionism and internal challenges in the so-called "fourth transformation", in Mexico we will need everyone to get ahead. Let us learn what we have to do to each of us to stay and grow in the future.

Oscar Albin was born in Mexico City in 1958. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Renewable Energy. He started his professional career in 1982 at Volkswagen Mexico and then at Chrysler Mexico, where he spent 25 years in different positions, until reaching the last as Purchasing Director and Supplier Quality. During his stay at Chrysler de México he collaborated as Development Manager of Mexican Suppliers at Chrysler Corporation in Detroit Michigan and subsequently, as a result of the Daimler and Chrysler merger, he was assigned to the Purchasing Direction of Mercedes Benz Spain. This last responsibility was in 1999 for a period of three years. In recent years, Mr. Albin has worked as Purchasing Director in other companies outside the automotive field, such as Banamex, and as Supplies Director for Bohn de Mexico, a leading company in the refrigeration manufacturing. Albin currently is the Executive President of the National Auto Parts Industry, since January 2012.

1:15 PM - 1:45PM Hydrogen Embrittlement in Fasteners
Rodrigo Maisterrena, Lead OEM Sales Manager, Fastenal

In this conference, it will be described what is the Hydrogen Embrittlement in Fasteners, what are the main conditions to produce this failure, how it manifests itself, as well as what are the main methods to reduce the risk.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Boric-Free Acid Zinc Process
Jorge Ontiveros, Business Development Manager - Mexico MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions

The requirements from EU to eliminate usage of boric acid since it was classified as Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) candidate list in relation to the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals Regulations 2007 (REACH) represented a challenge to our industry. As a response to this situation, MacDermidEnthone developed and launched Kenlevel BF2 acid zinc plating process, which without the use of boric acid provides an effective alternative to boric acid containing processes, presenting also numerous operational benefits as capacity to plate at higher current densities, enhanced throwing power and thickness distribution.

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Screws Quality Control, Gauging & Calibration
John Graef, Southwind International

With the continuous increasing of the quality requirements for screws used in the automotive and aerospace industries, the gaging and controls during manufacturing is becoming more and more critical every day in the fasteners industry.This presentation’s objective is to present an overview of the most popular screw gages and how important is the use of appropriate gage for each application on the screws manufacturing process, mainly for the characteristics and control items where it is not possible the measuring with conventional instruments, like screws drive recesses, drive fit, head height, shank straightening and concentricity and so on. It will be also shown the several calibration and traceability requirements to be performed though Accredited Labs, for the gages and instruments used either in screws production or quality inspection.