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Space fastener manufacturing precision; what happens when things go wrong?

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A satellite, clad in gold material, orbiting Earth above swirling white clouds

When it comes to space fastener manufacturing even the smallest of fault in a single part can and has had extremely expensive and even fatal repercussions. With such high stakes it is vital that parts are manufactured according to strict specifications and in accordance with guidelines established by governing bodies to reduce the potential for failed launches.

Space Engineering; the Extreme Operational Requirements of Spacecraft Fasteners

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Industrialised space exploration

In the world of astronautics and space engineering there are many challenges. These also apply when manufacturing fasteners for the space industry. Satellite and spacecraft fasteners must perform in incredibly stressful environments, yet they also need to be lightweight and highly corrosion-resistant. And because of the unique nature of developing and building spacecraft, many of these parts need to be specially made to outlined specifications.

Managing Medical Fastener Supply Chains in Times of Crisis

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medical fasteners are a critical component during medical procedures such as this scene in an operating theatre

Managing the medical fastener supply chain in a time of crisis requires a deep understanding of the pitfalls caused by the sector’s unique strengths and weaknesses. To meet this challenge organisations like ours have prepared to assist in smoothing the operational efficiencies of a constrained supply chain by offering resources to scale manufacturing to fluctuating demand.

Key Strategies for Managing Aerospace Supply Chain Disruptions

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a hand gripping a joystick on a flight simulator infront of a large CPU display

Aerospace supply chain disruptions come in many guises. With a supply chain spanning continents, there’s a huge number of things that could go wrong.

3 Ways Simulation is Advancing the Aerospace Industry

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US Pilot using a virtual reality headset as a flight simulator

In this article, we take a look at 3 very different ways that simulation is having a major impact on the aerospace industry and is likely to have an even greater impact as time and technology progress.

The Top 5 Aerospace Developments In 2020

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Illustration of the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 rocket-min

Our focus, as it has been since the Wright brothers first proved flight was possible, is to build the best aircraft. What this means in today’s world though is a little different to what was imagined over a hundred years ago. In this article, we’re taking a look at 5 key trends that have evolved over the last few years that are likely to play pivotal roles in how our industry develops in 2020 and beyond.

The Silver Spitfire Returns: Part II

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A silver spitfire flying alongside a classic Royal Airforce version in the clouds

On the 5th of December, the Silver Spitfire was escorted by two red arrows, back home to England in triumph. It had completed its astounding challenge. The 1943 Mk.9 Spitfire was piloted over 22,000 nautical miles on the Longest Flight expedition, circumnavigating the globe over a three-month period.

The Complete Guide to Specifying Aerospace Fasteners; 2020

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fasteners, screws and bolts

Complete guide to specifying aerospace fasteners. Key specifications, performance characteristics and manufacturing materials and techniques all covered in detailed.

The importance of historic fasteners in a fast-developing aerospace industry

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Orville Wright with a later Model A Flyer at Tempelhof Field in Berlin

Historic aircraft are our passion! We’ve recently worked on several projects sourcing historic fasteners for high profile classic aircraft refurbishments

Supplying the defence industry with military grade aerospace fasteners

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A U.S. Navy Sailor aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) prepares to attach a cargo pendant to an SH-60 Seahawk heliocopter

There are a lot of standards and specifications that come with the title of ‘military grade fasteners’ (also known as mil-spec fasteners). Whilst military fasteners, to a large degree, resemble their civilian cousin aerospace fasteners there are a few quintessential differences in the specification of build, design and quality control. There are also big differences in the way in which the equipment is handled along each stage of the supply chain. We recently wrote an article about the requirements for tight cyber security that comes with being a military supplier, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. Check out: Cyber security in the military supply chain What’s the difference between Mil-spec and commercial fasteners? Military grade fasteners play

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