ho are the
FASTENER ENGINEERING & RESEARCH ASSOCIATION?

FERA is a pioneering professional organisation for engineers and designers involved in the specification of fasteners, the installation of mechanical fasteners, the use of adhesives and involvement in application joint design.

FERA provides engineers and designers from major OEMs with their own professional body. Members include individual engineers and designers with proven experience in manufacturing, creating a nation-wide network of professional talent. Educational aspects for gradate engineers interested in fastener technology are catered for.

Membership is by invitation by using the attached Application Form How to Join and membership is non-transferable. Most major credit cards for subscriptions are accepted.

There are two categories of membership and you should indicate the category or categories on the Application Form How to Join. The categories are:

  • Individual Member £70 per annum
  • Corporate Members £110 per annum

The Confederation of British Metalforming is the prime sponsor of FERA.

 

What are the practical aims of FERA?

One if its prime aims is to further the development of the fastener industry by allowing designers and engineers from all sections of industry to have a major say in its evolution. FERA also helps members solve technical problems by ensuring priority access to technical fastener engineering and comprehensively equipped testing facilities within the membership.

Members have direct access to qualified fastener engineers and to each other through a network of excellence. It also provides the opportunity to attend regular seminars held regionally in the United Kingdom throughout the year. Topics address the needs of members and prevalent to all aspects of current mechanical joint technology and any other issues. Regular updates on changes to international standards are a key feature of the association's work.

 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND ADVICE

How do members access information?

Access to information through the FERA website, newsletters and technical information literature play an important role in communication.

Because FERA is a global association, the technical resources are vast with experts from the world fastener community being prominent members of the organisation. The technical benefits are apparent and the knowledge base is comprehensive.

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