Tech Talks Theater

Introducing the Tech Talks Theater! The sessions featured on this stage will be more technical in nature, giving you insight to what pushes the industry forward, the latest products and technology, all the way down to what kind of material will work best for your application. Check out the session information below!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM From Rust Belt to High Tech: Transform. Ignite. Disrupt
Steve Blue - President & CEO of Miller Ingenuity, Author, and Speaker
Room #311

It is possible for rust-belt companies to achieve superior profits, enter new markets, and repel offshore competition. This keynote will provide a blueprint for executives that want to revitalize, reinvent, and rejuvenate their companies. Learn how to unleash a blizzard of new high margin products that will delight your customers and destroy your competition.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Fundamentals of Threaded Fasteners
Dr. Sayed A. Nassar, Ph.D - Fastening and Joining Research Institute and Oakland University

This presentation highlights the key aspects necessary for ensuring the safety, quality, and reliability of threaded fastener systems. 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 calculate the necessary friction coefficient that would prevent bolt loosening under vibration loads.

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Specialty Dry Film Lubrication of Fasteners: An Overview of Current Challenges and Best Practices
Max Costa, USA Marketing Coordinator - Conventya

New assembly techniques and lightweight materials in the automotive industry as well as increasing yield considerations in all industries have raised the bar for friction requirements of fasteners. This presentation is about different challenges as they relate to specialty dry film lubrication for threaded connections, as well as the latest best practice application and equipment considerations. From the perspective of a specialty chemical supplier, a systematic approach with a quality initiative for consistent results is key and will be discussed as well.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Bolted Joint Consistency with Stainless Steel Fasteners
Derek Dandy, Market Development Engineer - Bodycote

Bodycote’s Kolsterising® process is a unique surface hardening process for Stainless Steels and Nickel based alloys that will eliminate surface wear of these inherently soft materials to provide more consistent clamp load. In addition, Kolsterising® will not negatively impact the corrosion resistant properties of these materials, impart any dimensional changes or risks of chipping or cracking as with coatings.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Consistent Global Quality Assured in an OEM World
Lammert deBoer, Global Director of Zinklad, DecoKlad &XMAPP - MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions

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.

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM Counterfeit Fasteners and the New SAE Standards
Mike Mowins, President of Global Licensing - Philips Screw Company

First passed in 1990, The Fastener Quality Act (FQA) was intended to eliminate the potential for counterfeit fasteners in commerce. Seventeen years and three amendments later, major issues with counterfeit electronic components have again put the possibility of counterfeit fasteners in the spotlight. Join this session to learn more.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Flexible Fastener Automation Tools & Techniques
Andy Osterholzer, President - Flexible Automation

The wide variety of available fasteners can be a challenge for some automation projects, and yet the ubiquitous nature of many standard fasteners offer very high ROI opportunities for automation. Check out this session to learn about what tools and techniques are available to tackle these challenges.

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Bolted Joint Audit Technology: The Importance of Torque-Angle Signature Analysis
Dave Miller, Product Manager - RS Technologies Product Group, part of PCB Piezotronics

A discussion on the use of a method called Torque-Angle Signature Analysis to audit the relative fastener tension in a tightened bolted joint.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Fastener Technology in the Automotive Sector
Moderator: Tom Buddenbohn, New Business Development - EFC International

Mike Mowins, President of Global Licensing – Phillips Screw Company
Dr. Martin Welp, CEO – Dörken MKS
Steven Sherman, President - Industrial Rivet & Fastener
To be announced

Thursday, May 23, 2019

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Manage Your Risk and Make More Money
Rob LaPointe, President & CEO - AIM Testing Laboratory

What steps need to be taken to ensure your risk management plan is ready? Join Rob LaPointe during this presentation to uncover the ways successful businesses use quality management to identify, assess, assign and strategize for risk management.

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Combining Zinc Nickel & Dip Spin for Superior Corrosion Performance
Andrew Pfeifer, Business Manager – Atotech

There are numerous specifications for Atotech's products that use this approach, ranging from Construction to Automotive applications. The approach that Atotech uses is different from many, because, since we offer both technologies, we are a neutral advisor, guiding the customer to select the technology that is best for their application.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Inserts for High Strength Thin Sheet Materials & Composites
Jamie Lawrence, Director of Sales and Marketing - AVK
Presented by the Fastener Training Institute

Requirements for lightweight materials in the aerospace, automotive and industrial markets have multiplied in recent years due to environmental concerns, government regulations and consumer demand. Jamie Lawrence, from AVK Industrial Products, presents high-strength fastening solutions for the industrial and commercial markets for composite and lightweight materials plus an overview of blind threaded inserts, their applications and best practices.