eminar Programme for 2008

The Fastener Engineering and Research Association was established in 1999 and has a members both in Europe, the United States and many other countries.

Seminar and product information reflect the interests of the members and technical advice or guidance is always available by contacting the General Secretary.


FERA Members and their Guests are welcome to attend.
We can provide for in-house fastener forums and find experts to share needs to get the solutions.
For more details contact the FERA General Secretary:

The FERA programme for 2008
Subject to changes - keep in contact with the activities.

Date Subject Download
[Adobe Acrobat]
13 March Experiences and issues using Cr6-free coatings - Agenda
- Presentation: Anochrome Group
- Presentation: Dacral
13 November

- Testing for vibration resistance
- Loctite Adhesives
- Performance of Spiralock inserts

- Agenda & booking form
11 July

- Truck wheel detachment
- Ultrasonics for determining clamp load
- Rotabolt products for bolt tension control

- Agenda & booking form
- Truck Wheel Detachement [355kb]
- Ultrasonics for determining clamp load[5,862kb]
- Rotabolt products for bolt tension control [1,479kb]

2 February

Update on Hydrogen Embrittlement - causes and alternatives
High Strength Stainless Steel - their uses

- Agenda & booking form
- Hydrogen Embrittlement [36kb]
- Hexavalent Chromium free finishes [46kb]
- RoHS Enforcement [58kb]
- High Strength Stainless Steels [7,716kb]

Other related information:
Hydrogen Embrittlement [93kb]
23 May Aluminium fasteners for magnesium components
New product innovations - members highlights
- Agenda & booking form
- High strength aluminium fasteners-Gerold Ross, Textron Fastening Systems [1,334kb]
- High joint performance fastening solutions for sheet metal applications and thin walled boxed and closed sections - Chris Payne, High Torque Systems [3,994kb] -
Part 1 [1,647kb] - Part 2 [2,542kb]
- The fundamentals and critical requirements for the design of a bolted joint - Simon Cole, Atlas Copco Tools Ltd [384kb]
22 November
  • Reuse of electro-zinc-plated nuts and bolts
  • Product focus: Lindapter International - Steel connections
  • Estimating the diameter range of bolts to table 7 in VDI - 2230

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