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ATI's Fundamentals Of Sealing and Fastening course

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    Technical Training Short On Site Course Quote

      This three-day course is an overview of the entire fastener and sealing industries, focusing on industrial fastener and sealing applications emphasizing self-sealing fastener design and application. We will explore in depth how to effectively seal a product, types of seals and how to choose the proper seal for a specific application. Additional focuses will be on (1.) The advantages and disadvantages of the current Military Standards MS3212 & MS3213, (2.) the elements that make a successful self-sealing fastener, and specifically (3.) the future of sealing as it relates to product design and application.



      Larry Bogatz Larry J. Bogatz He has designed thousands of different fastener products, and he is the only holder of multiple current patents for specialty self-sealing fasteners. His designs have been used in the Mars Rovers, the Alvin & Jason submersibles, Medtronic’s insulin injectors, various NASA projects, and numerous other military and commercial applications.
      He has more than 20 years experience in the fastener industry. As professional mechanical engineer and a veteran of the Navy Seabees, he has extensive hands-on, real world experience. In addition, he has authored a book, numerous articles, and has appeared on ABC television and numerous talk shows.

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    Course Outline:

    1. Introduction of sealing products and applications

      • Common types of seal products.
      • Difference between Universal, Dynamic, Static, and Rotary seals.
      • Characteristics of Elastomers
      • Basic Seal Materials
      • O-ring seals and scope of use.
      • Physical and Chemical characteristics of seals, including compression set, thermal effects, deterioration, and corrosion.
      • Standard test procedures and quality control of materials.

    2. Quiz for evaluation of attendee prior knowledge

      • Sealing Introduction: terminology, and applications.

    3. Basic concepts of O-ring design

      • O-ring sealing methods
      • How to choose proper Elastomer by accounting for all variables of application design.
      • Discuss types of gland designs.
      • O-ring incorporated products.
      • Materials for engineering concepts and applications.
      • Chemical Resistance of Elastomers.

    4. Introduction to Metal and Plastic Manufacturing

      • Threaded and non-threaded fastener products.
      • Unified inch screw threads (UN and UNR Thread Form)
      • Metric Screw Threads- M Profile
      • General discussion of all types of screw threads.
      • Fastener Terminology and definitions
      • Selection of Fastener Materials.
      • Plating and coatings of fasteners.
      • Heat treatment and effects of fastener materials.
      • Fastener locking materials.
      • Chemical Resistance of Fastener Metals and Engineered Plastics.

    5. Award of certificates


      Tuition for this three-day course is $2,595 at one of our scheduled public courses. Please call us at 410-956-8805 or send an email to