AISTech 2016, steel’s premier annual technology event for 2016, took place 16–19 May at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The exposition was the largest yet with a total of 542 exhibiting companies. Key producers, suppliers, corporate executives, leaders, and academia gathered to exchange technical information, connect with others in their field, and see new process or product technologies. Look for a complete review of AISTech 2016 in the August issue of Iron & Steel Technology.
- Total Attendance: 7,764
- Student Attendees: 185
- Total Exhibiting Space: 96,800 sq. ft
- Exhibiting Companies: 542
- Technical Sessions: 105
- Technical Presentations: 471
- Brimacombe Memorial Lecture Attendees: 300
- President’s Award Breakfast Attendees: 1,011
- Town Hall Forum Attendees: 1,100
- Countries Represented: 45
Valley Forge & Bolt, in association with Maintenance Reliability Solutions Inc., exhibited our patented load indicating fastening systems for the second year. The Maxbolt™, SPC4™, and Ball Lock™ designs were big hits with everyone from engineers, to maintenance, and safety groups. Since last years’ formal introduction of load indicating technology to the industry, we were able to share details and data from numerous installation successes over the past year.
We look forward to presenting a technical presentation on Bolting at the AIST Maintenance & Reliability Conference in Scottsdale, AZ on November 6-9th.