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Distributor's Link Magazine Spring 2021 / Vol 44 No 2

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14 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK Salim Brahimi Director of Engineering & Technology INDUSTRIAL FASTENERS INSTITUTE 6363 Oak Tree Boulevard, Independence, OH 44131 TEL 216-241-1482 FAX 216-241-5901 EMAIL sbrahimi@indfast.org WEB www.indfast.org AN INTERVIEW WITH SALIM BRAHIMI: THE HISTORY OF THE IFI BOOK OF FASTENER STANDARDS Introduction On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, the Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) has released the 2021 Edition of the IFI Book of Fastener Standards. For the past 80 years, the book has been an evolving, trusted compilation of the most used fastener standards for inch fasteners and non-ISO metric fasteners. The 11th edition, for 2021, contains 96 standard specifications issued by ASTM, ASME, SAE and IFI. It includes updates to 36 standards that were revised since the 2018 edition, as well as several new standards. Today, we spoke with Dr. Salim Brahimi, the Director of Engineering and Technology for the Industrial Fasteners Institute to learn about the history of the IFI Book of Fastener Standards and its role as the “bible” of the fastener industry. [Link] How long has IFI been publishing the IFI Book of Fastener Standards? The first edition of the Book of Standards was published by the Industrial Fasteners Institute in 1941. The 2021 release is the 11th edition, representing 80 years of evolving industry standards and practice. It has earned its role as the fastener industry “bible” and has been distributed to major manufacturing and construction interests throughout the world and is trusted as the blueprint for the fastener supply industry and the companies they serve. It is a compilation of significant knowledge and contributions of numerous industry leaders. [Link] Are there any specific contributions or contributors that stand out in the history of the book? This edition of the IFI Book of Fastener Standards is dedicated to the late Joe Greenslade. Joe served as IFI Technical Director from 2007 to 2015. He was a fastener industry icon, highly respected and admired for everything he accomplished – but mostly for the person he was. For all he did to advance the technology of mechanical fasteners and the practice of fastening, for his dedication to fastener education, for his spirit of innovation, for his mentorship, for his friendship, IFI is honored to dedicate this 2021 Edition of the IFI Book of Fastener Standards to Joe Greenslade. TECHNICAL ARTICLE CONTINUED ON PAGE 102

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