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Category Archives: Aerospace Fasteners

How does the aerospace sector drive fastener development?

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What is it that pushes us to consistently manufacture better and more innovative aerospace fasteners? The answer to this question lies in the history of industrial fastener production here in the UK and how it has changed over the years to leave Great Britain a pioneer of fastener development.


Massive change is afoot; but how realistic are renewable fuels for aviation?

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News this month that Volvo intends to make its entire range of cars electric from 2019 may have come as a bit of a shock. It feels like we’ve spent so long talking about fossil fuel alternatives in the context of something that will happen in the future, to suddenly have one of the world’s biggest car manufacturers announce “hey, it’s here!” makes it feel slightly surprising.


New Space Industry Bill aims to make UK ‘most attractive place in Europe for commercial launch’

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What’s does Space Industry Bill mean for the aerospace sector and how is it going to change the industry as a whole. Out take on an exciting week!


Aerospace fasteners; a guide to interior terminology

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A quick and easy guide to some of the everyday terminology used when discussing interior use aerospace fasteners. Full stock card also available .


Report finds flying to be five times safer than it was 20 years ago

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A new report states that flying is now as much as five times safer than it was 20 years ago, but is the perception of safety the real issue with today’s travellers?


Understanding the fundamentals of aircraft fasteners

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Find out how these tiny nuts, bolts and screws are some of the toughest, lightest and best performing pieces of micro-engineering on the plant.


SC21 Silver Award targeted for 2019

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SC21 is hugely important to the aerospace industry as it provides the industry with a single strategic programme to improve performance. Lean more…


How aeroplanes are made; a behind the scenes look at an everyday miracle

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Find out how aeroplanes are made and take a quick look behind the scenes at the everyday miraculous.


Aircraft manufacturers showing no signs of Brexit slowdown

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With all the doom and gloom surrounding certain sectors after the Referendum vote, it is encouraging to see aerospace continuing to perform so well. Regardless of whether we are in the EU or not, one thing for certain is that more and more people will continue to want to fly and demand to meet these needs will keep soaring. How do we know this? Well, we’re far too busy manufacturing and selling aircraft fasteners to spend too much time with our noses buried in the FT, but we did notice some tell-tale signs in the world of steel this week. The price of steel has risen 61% since last December to $616 a ton, and it seems that the strength

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Graduate’s potential game changer in aerospace design

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A young graduate from Texas has developed a new turning system for airplanes that has the potential to transform how aircraft are controlled, opening up a new frontier in performance and fuel saving technology. By using weights that move back and forth within the wings to change direction, Samath Reddy Vengate of the University of Texas at Arlington, has potentially removed the need for ailerons and elevators. Ailerons and elevators are the moveable surfaces near the trailing edges of wings and tails. These control the roll and pitch of the aircraft, allowing it to bank and change direction. However they are also one of the chief causes of drag, slowing down aircraft and causing them to burn extra fuel. Removing

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