Fastener Fair USA took place from April 11th-12th at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, OH. This event offered attendees an immersive look at the latest solutions and technology available on the market, catering towards manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and end users who are interested in gaining more knowledge of the fastener industry.
Some of the key events that took place were:
Management workshops – “Stress in the Workplace” by Christine Hunt, RD, LD, Health Director, Brighton-Best International; “Creating Your Own Brand” by Gail Friedberg, VP & Co-Owner, Zago Manufacturing Company; and “Guiding Millennials through Leadership” by Baron Yarborough, Director of Sales, Spring Bolt & Nut and President, Young Fastener Professionals.
Speed Networking Event, sponsored by Young Fastener Professionals – Allowed attendees to enhance their networking opportunities by connecting with like-minded, industry-connected individuals.
The “Looking into the Future of Space Technologies” session, presented by Dr. Andrew L. Gyekenyesi, associate chief scientist and research team manager at the Ohio Aerospace Institute in Cleveland – This session offered attendees an introduction, overview, and partnering opportunities within Cleveland-based aerospace research organizations.
“Advancing Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Opportunities in the Demanding Supplier Market” by Gavin Brown, Executive Director, Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association provided insight into the industry of aerospace fastener manufacturers. Brown spoke on the growing demand for aerospace fastener suppliers who can collaborate within a supply network to cut costs without reducing profit margins.
Fastening 101, presented by Laurence Claus, President of NNI Training and Consulting Inc. – An introduction to how fasteners are manufactured, the engineering behind them and other general fastener info.
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With multiple sites all over Italy, every facility is structured with its own sales office. The Venice office was delegated to handle the production industry including the main warehouse, as the newly Turin office managed business operations which also included the export compliance department. These two locations were eventually equipped with their own independent testing laboratories.
The Venice plant is prepared with two main production lines for cold forming parts as well as turning machines, special made parts CNC machines as well as other machines used for heat treatment and secondary operations. This strategic plant enables SpecialInsert to manufacture a broader range of fastening systems for end applications involved with several materials such as plastic, composites, wood and sheet metal.
SpecialInsert CEO has stated that it was key to keep company operations running only in Italy and would never open a new site outside the country. Unfortunately, this had to change to keep the market price competitive, since labor costs were on the rise compared to the far eastern market that produce various standard products. However SpecialInsert was to focus on their edge which was more specified applications and more modern technology. It was then agreed upon that it was mandatory to keep the Research & Development team in Italy so that ultimately work with customers on products that require an extensive amount of expertise and high-tech resources.
The company was working on a 10 year plan strategy to expand its operations and exports to reach new niche market. Their development rate is on the rise and has already patented 10 specified products. A newly rivet nut TC 141 introduced functions chemically as well as mechanically in an adjacent orientation, or sandwich panel and used in composite applications. The TC 141 works in a chemical way using an adhesive in the hole before it is inserted mechanically and deforms into the skin like any conventional rivet.
Not only this, SpecialInsert has also launched a new product for composite applications. The KEEPNUT works on any surface and used with a mechanical anchor. This patented product has one of the best growth rates compared to others in the company’s portfolio, and also prevents any undercutting which makes it more convenient for end users to drill holes and use standard tools.
Beacon Fasteners and Components has made customer’s procurement process a lot easier with their new line of screws. The new High Salt Spray Fill Trilobe Thread Forming Screws meet higher salt spray requirements. Their salt spray hours are 96 hours to white rust and 120 hours to red rust. The screws are performance tested based on four ASME specifications that include ductility, drive, torsional strength, and hydrogen embrittlement.
As part of their commitment to meeting customer needs, the company has also adjusted their sales methods to ensure their satisfaction. The steel-zinc RoHS also come in different styles that include Philips Pan Head, 6-Lobe Pan Head, Slotted Indented Hex Washer Head, and Unslotted Indented Hex Washer Head. To expand on the new line, Beacon has made the new screws available in bulk and small volume quantities as well.
The removal of any secondary processing benefits Beacon and also customers as they save more by simply purchasing straight from the source. This efficiency shows just how much Beacon is committed to ensuring reliability. The company prides itself on customers being #1 on their list, adjusting any new processes with consumer satisfaction in mind.
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