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Category Archives: Aerospace Fasteners

The Digital Transformation of the Aerospace Supply Chain

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What do we mean by the digital transformation of the aerospace supply chain? And, how can we maximise our opportunities whilst minimising our threats?


How does the Airbus production system work?

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It’s been in the news a lot recently, for political reasons more than engineering ones, but Airbus genuinely does have one of the most interesting and complex manufacturing operations of any business in the world.


How are we facing key challenges to the aerospace fastener market?

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The global commercial aerospace fasteners is predicted to grow from £4.6 billion to £6.4 billion in the next 3 years; an increase of nearly 40%. So, how are we facing these key challenges to the aerospace fastener market? In the face of multiple challenges, not least the constantly changing nature of the industry, we have risen to these challenges by focusing on our long-standing commercial history and our willingness to innovate and change. The components we create are widely used in both commercial and military aircraft, and more recently we have been playing a wider role in the specification and supply of fasteners to the burgeoning space industry. Across the board, our wide range of fasteners, such as bolts, nuts,

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Is a UK space port coming to town near you?

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In March 2018 the Government passed the UK Space Industry Act. What does this mean for us? Are we about to enter a golden age of British space travel, or this just an attempt to paper over the cracks caused by an impending break with the ESA?


Working in the aerospace supply chain

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It’s one of the UK’s most dynamic and fast-paced industries. But what exactly is the aerospace supply chain and what would a career in it look like? We take a detailed look at the changing pace of our industry, from exciting developments in the UK space industry to our core specialism as leading suppliers of aerospace fasteners across commercial aviation and defence.


The first ever UK aerospace fastener suppliers to achieve BSI REV B standard!

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We are delighted to announce that we are the first UK aerospace fasteners company to be awarded the demanding REV B standard by BSI. It’s the latest aerospace distribution standard by BSI to AS9120 REV B, which is far more challenging to achieve than the old REV A.


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 .