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Customized Bolted Joint Training

Matrix Engineering Consultants can present training on various bolted joint topics at our facility or yours, virtually, or a combination! The training materials were developed by Bolt Science© and Matrix is the only approved North American provider. The training can be tailored to engineers and designers who are designing and inspecting bolted joints or to assemblers installing them. The training can be customized to your unique application or environment or be based on the standard course content. The typical course is usually two days in duration delivered to between 10 to 30 students.

Course Instructors

Jon Ness


Jon is a Managing Governor and Principal Engineer at Matrix Engineering and has over 34 years of experience in business and engineering team leadership. His career has been focused on the development of off-highway equipment and powertrains. He has unique technical expertise in designing and validating dynamically loaded bolted joints. In his consulting role, Jon has led numerous joint failure investigations, including re-design efforts to mitigate risks to the system owners. He actively participates in ongoing research projects and has taught many classes related to Failure Modes and Effects Analysis and Bolted Joint Design and Validation. He received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from South Dakota State University. A licensed engineer in Minnesota, Jon is an active member of the UL2703 Standards Technical Panel, a contributor to the ASCE Manual of Practice for Solar PV Structures, and a Certified Fastener Specialist through the Fastener Training Institute.

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