|Impact of Standards on Fastener Technology to Be Addressed at
The Industrial Fastener & Forming International 2001 Conference
will be held June 5-7 at the Cleveland Convention Center, Cleveland,
Ohio, to provide take-home-value information and instruction
on the everyday operation of a fastener manufacturing plant. Technical,
operations, and management sessions will be followed by floor
show demos of technology.
Relative strengths and weaknesses of each technology/approach
will be communicated in a noncommercial manner. Sessions will
present a range of options available for manufacturers seeking
the best technology for specific applications.
The conference has been developed for the fastener and formed-parts
industry by two of its top associations, Industrial Fasteners
Institute (IFI) and International Fastener Machinery Association
(IFMA). The only fastener production exhibition in the Americas,
it is attracting machinery, equipment and service supplier-exhibitors
from North America, Europe, and the Far East.
On Wednesday, June 6, 8:00-11:00 a.m., ASME Standard Committee
B18 and ASTM Committee F16 on Fasteners will present How Standards Impact the Quality and
Technology of Your Business in Todays Global Environment. The
agenda covers the effect of ASME, SAE, IFI, and ASTM standards,
as well as corporate and government standards activities, such
The Importance of Standards to Fastener Users by Bill Tudor;
Who are the Players? by Dave McCrindle;
How do These Standards Relate? by Joe Bahadrian;
How Standards Relate to the Operation and Performance of Your
Business by Steve Vass;
Issues Which Impact Your Operations by Bruce Meade;
Globalization by Bill Tudor and Charlie Wilson; and
ASME B18 is responsible for over 83 dimensional standards used
for fasteners. ASME B1 standardizes thread forms and dimensions.
Both develop acceptance procedures.
ASTM F16 has jurisdiction over 66 standards that establish chemical,
mechanical and performance requirements for mechanical fasteners.
F16 is responsible for testing procedures for fastener evaluation
and laboratory assessment by independent accreditors. Standards
for high- and low-temperature material specifications for bolts,
screws and nuts are developed by ASTM A01.22 on Steel Forgings
and Wrought Fittings for Piping Applications and Bolting Materials
for Piping and Special Purpose Applications which falls under
A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel, and Related Alloys.
SAEs Committee on Fasteners focuses on mechanical properties
and testing for vehicle applications. The National Aeronautics
and Space Committee (NASC) and SAE E-25 share responsibility for
standards used by airframe and air engine builders, respectively.
Standard procedures for hardness and coating evaluation are also
covered by ASTM.
The IFI has issued 50 standards that have served as a basis for
the eventual development of consensus standards. These and other
standards issues that impact operations will be addressed at this
part of the program.
Conference attendees may select from a plant-operations or a management
track; registration is by day, or by world-pass, permitting
attendance at any session, any day. As well as the standards session,
the IFFI three-day agenda includes:
Technical and Operations Track:
Platings and Coatings, June 5, 9:30-11:00 a.m.;
Advanced HeadingTough Shapes with Tough Materials, June 6,
Optimum Raw Material Specification, June 6, 9:30-11:00 a.m.;
Equipping the QA Lab, June 7, 9:30-11:00 a.m.; and
Threading, June 7, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
ISO 14000, June 5, 9:30-11:00 a.m.;
How Standards Impact the Quality and Technology of Your Business
in Todays Global Environment, June 6, 8:00-11:00 a.m.; and
Global Economics and the Fastener Industry, June 7, 8:30-10:00
You may register online or send complete contact information addressed to OPFA (fax: 847/256-7612).
For technical information, contact Charles J. Wilson, Director of Engineering, Industrial Fasteners Institute; Cleveland,
Committee F16 meets May 6-9, Phoenix, Ariz., and Nov. 5-7, Dallas,
Texas. For meeting or membership details, contact Staff Manager
Bruce Noe, ASTM (phone: 610/832-8719). //
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