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Getting the message across at the Engineering Solutions Live Show 2022



TR Fastenings has played a pivotal role at a wide variety of trade shows and exhibitions in recent years, and we were particularly pleased to have been represented at the recent Engineering Solutions Live Show. The March 2022 event was held at the iconic British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire, and was attended by a significant number of thought leaders and decision-makers from a comprehensive range of organisations.

Andrew Fletcher, our Director of Plastics & Rubber (Commercial & Technical), hosted an important presentation on an ‘Introduction to Plastic Fasteners’, attended by a cross-section of manufacturers, materials suppliers and training providers. It served as a practical and enjoyable way to get the message across about the feasibility of plastic fasteners and the best practices in their usage. Also featured was information on preventing lengthy product failures and avoiding expensive design changes.
Events such as this enable TR Fastenings to underline the importance of early design collaboration across all of the industry sectors that we serve. Plastic fasteners are versatile, affordable and easy to adapt to specific usages. And as well as informing influential individuals from across the engineering spectrum, Andrew was also able to field questions from attendees, thereby helping to cement a greater understanding of our products.


TR Fastenings’ Andrew Fletcher to speak on plastic fasteners at Engineering Solutions Live 2022



TR Fastenings is delighted to be supporting this year’s Engineering Solutions Live Show, on 24 March 2022 at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire.

The show is the UK’s one-stop shop for thought leadership and meeting new contacts in the engineering sector. It provides visitors with the opportunity to visit market-leading solutions providers, networking with senior decision-makers from across the UK whilst boosting knowledge during expert-led seminars.

Andrew Fletcher, Director of Plastics & Rubber (Commercial & Technical) at TR Fastenings, will be presenting an ‘Introduction to Plastic Fasteners’ in a Fastening and Joining session. He will cover the key opportunities and challenges that exist around plastic fasteners and will provide an insight into best practices around specifying the most suitable product for an application. The seminar will also cover the important aspects to consider to help prevent product failures and costly design changes and give guidance on the common mistakes to avoid.

Andrew will examine some basic properties of plastic fastener materials and will cover the features and benefits of typical fastener types. He will round off the session with a look at how TR can offer collaborative support to customers to ensure that the right part is specified first time.

The five key takeaways from the seminar will be:
  1. Importance of early design collaboration
  2. Steps to establishing the best type of fastener for an application
  3. Understanding of basic properties of popular fastener materials
  4. Features and benefits of plastic fastener types
  5. Common mistakes to avoid when choosing a plastic fastener
TR will also be exhibiting during the show and will be on Stand 32. If you are not able to attend the seminar, do please visit us and meet the team on the day.
More about Andrew

Andrew Fletcher is the Director of Plastics & Rubber (Commercial & Technical) at Trifast plc. Before joining in February 2021, he was Managing Director and Technical Director at Optimas Solutions, previously known as Heyco then Anixter. He spearheaded New Product Introductions, managing the entire process from initial inception through to final product launch. With more than 27 years in his field, Andrew is highly regarded due to his deep knowledge of the industry.

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