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2024 Print Reading Webinar - May 29
Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Category: NFDA Virtual Events

Fastener Print Reading Webinar
A Free Event for NFDA Members

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
2:00 - 3:00 PM (Eastern), 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific)

Presented by: Fastener Training Institute
Instructor: Carmen Vertullo, Carver Engineering & Manufacturing

Customer fastener drawings and fastener specifications can be hard to understand if you do not have a solid knowledge of blueprint reading. Not knowing how to interpret a drawing detail can delay getting your product quoted, or worse – result in delays in receiving inspection and rejections. This webinar will teach the fundamentals of drafting terminology and we will also go deep into examining actual fastener drawings and specifications – the good and the bad.

As an added bonus - send your fastener drawing or specification illustration to us in advance and we will explain it during the webinar.

This webinar is moderately technical but appropriate for those with all levels of experience in the fastener industry.

Topics will include:

  • Where do fastener drawings come from?
  • Case Studies on problem drawings
  • Drafting terminology
  • Fastener Dimensional Tolerances – inch and metric
  • GD&T for fastener drawings
  • How to produce a professional looking fastener drawing
  • How to properly designate threads – Inch and Metric
  • Engineering and Manufacturing issues
  • Surface Finish (roughness) and methods used to produce them
  • Designating Plating and Coatings on drawings
  • Change Control and Configuration Management
  • Customer part numbers – a minefield if not properly used
  • What you can and cannot tell from a sample
  • Working with customers and vendors on drawing details
  • Computer Aided Design and Solid Modeling – it’s not just for drawings
  • A good fastener drawing is often the only thing between parts and profits
  • Stunningly good drawings can help you get and keep business you never had access to before
  • Don’t let the lack of a drawing hold up your sales opportunities!

This is a free event for NFDA members and Lifetime members, but RSVP is required.
If you have more than 10 people to sign up, please contact Jamie Adams before registering online.

Online registration for this eventhas closed.

If you registered but have not yet received your log-in link for the program, email [email protected].

Become a sponsor!
$200 sponsorship benefits include:

  • Company listing on NFDA email and social media broadcasts promoting the events
  • Company listing on the program web page
  • Company thanked during event announcements 

If you’d like to become a sponsor add to your registration or email Jamie Adams.

 NFDA Thanks Our Event Sponsors!

LindFast Solutions Group (NFDA Platinum Partner)
Brighton-Best International
 (NFDA Platinum Partner)
J.Lanfranco Fastener Systems Inc. (NFDA Silver Partner)
Rotor Clip Company (NFDA Silver Partner)
Würth Industry North America (NFDA Silver Partner)
DB Roberts
Rick Rudolph Associates