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Field helps organizations improve workflow efficiencies, increase product quality, and manufacture better designed products all while reducing costs

The experts at Field provide ongoing training for all levels of your organization.  From classes with assembly line trainings to lunch-and-learn sessions with product design engineers, Field has a smarter fastening process for every aspect of your operation.

Depending on the audience and your organizational needs, trainings will tailor to meet your specific goals and objectives.  The following are some of the most popular topics we cover in our training:


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Torque Tension

This training program provides definitions of torque and tension, the relationship between these two forces as they relate to fastening, some "hands-on" creation of a torque-tension curves and practical approaches to developing proper installation torque. Understanding these variables will ensure product quality and reduce costs. The content of this seminar can be adjusted to meet the specific needs of audiences varying from shop floor assembly personnel to mechanical engineers. Request More Info

Basic Fastener Overview

The training includes a review of the characteristics of threaded fasteners and discussion of the primary characteristics. Attendees will learn to understand uses and applications in order to gain improvements in savings, efficiency and quality. Request More Info

Fastener Applications and Case Studies

Actual case studies are presented, including a description of the problem, test results, and conclusions and recommendations. The actual applications will be used to supplement the written material. This is a great way to stimulate ideas for cost reduction. Request More Info

Thread Forming and Thread cutting Fasteners

A practical approach to understanding of the use of thread forming screws – including selection of hole size, thread type, recommended seating torque and other considerations – will also be covered. Training will include "hands-on" development of drive-to-fail ratios, recommended seating torque, safety margins and other pertinent information which should be developed prior to the use of any type of thread forming or cutting screws to promote safe and efficient operations. Request More Info

Materials, Grades and Strengths

Many failures come from the misapplication of grades. Learn how to identify the right ones for your business needs. In this training, we will discuss strength levels of various grades of fasteners, covering the difference in grades and strengths, and the methods for accomplishing varying strength levels. Training will include understanding fastener grades and their identification, characteristics of these different grades and metallurgical properties which are important in developing increased strength in fasteners. Request More Info

Keeping Joints Tight

Locking devices are often misused and important factors that ensure joints stay tight are overlooked. This seminar addresses the best ways to insure threaded fasteners stay tight, dispelling myths about many locking devices and practices. Topics include the different considerations for “hard” of “soft” joints, and locking options with particular emphasis on consistency in joint preparation. Request More Info

Rules of Thumb for Fasteners and Joint Design

There are many “rules of thumb” used in the fastener industry that remain unpublished or generally unavailable. A review of this material provides attendees with an understanding of topics from recommended tightening torque, to length of thread engagement, to thread forming and cutting screw considerations including hole size, drive to fail ratios and others. It is a useful course for anyone involved in fastener and joint design. Request More Info

Training Programs

Field regularly trains everyone from assembly line workers to engineers on our smarter fastening processes. Depending on the audience, training is tailored to meet specific needs and objectives, and is always designed to help you improve workflow efficiencies, reduce costs and improve quality. Request More Info

Fastener Cost Drivers

There are many different factors that affect the piece price of fasteners. This seminar is designed to provide an understanding of those factors. It can be particularly useful for purchasing to understand how raw material costs can affect the piece price of a fastener. The seminar also gives valuable insight for engineers by providing in-depth explanations of what areas of the fastener consume the most cost. Request More Info

Fastener Manufacturing Overview

The primary manufacturing process will be covered including cold heading, roll threading, heat treat and plating. We will discuss the capabilities and limitations of each operation and process control and variation. The information will include extensive use of samples to describe these processes. It will help the attendees understanding fastener manufacturing capability and limitations. Request More Info

Fastener Finishes

A variety of different finishes exist in the fastener industry and choosing the right one for an application can be challenging. Whether your primary concern is corrosion resistance, torque-tension, or hydrogen embrittlement, picking the right finish can make all the difference. This seminar sheds light on the properties, costs, and applications for common fastener finishes to help attendees better understand why they are so important. Request More Info

Hydrogen Embrittlement

Impacts of hydrogen embrittlement failures can be extensive, from assembly downtime to product recalls and liability claims. Understanding the phenomenon is essential in preventing its occurrence. This seminar will cover how hydrogen may be introduced during processing, how this hydrogen can cause part failures, design and processing criteria used to mitigate risk of hydrogen embrittlement and relevant industry standards. Request More Info

Fastening in Plastics

Improvements in resin and forming technology have increased the use of plastics in engineered products. When done correctly, fastening these components can be a simple, low cost, robust solution. This seminar is an in-depth look at the nuances of fastening in plastics. Topics to be covered include a review of plastic properties and how they relate to fastening, proper part design considerations, characteristics of fasteners or plastics and extensive review of methods to ensure adequate performance in the fastening application. Request More Info

Guidelines for Self Drilling Screws

This is an in-depth overview of self drilling screws. It provides a detailed review of their applications, and advantages. The presentation also speaks of the limitations of the self drilling screws. The material selection and point geometry discussed are important and key to selecting the fastener. Request More Info


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