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Explore the significance of selecting fasteners for extreme conditions, ensuring reliable performance and durability in challenging environments.
In the 1480s, Leonardo da Vinci drew over 100 illustrations that constituted the first real studies on human flight. One of these, a pen-and-ink sketch of a flying machine similar to a modern helicopter, contained what da Vinci called an ‘aerial screw’ – perhaps the first true aircraft fastener type, similar to a water screw but working in the air instead of water. Fast forward 541 years and the number of domestic and global airline flights worldwide is an estimated 22.2 million (in 2021). And with the demand for more affordable flights, the aerospace industry is growing at a rapid pace – and with it, the need for more specialised aircraft fastener types. The number of aircraft fasteners (bolt or screws, rivets,
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The aviation supply chain is facing a difficult winter as demand across the world picks up to pre-pandemic levels just at the time when shipping and manufacturing bottlenecks are at their worst.
Find out how these tiny nuts, bolts and screws are some of the toughest, lightest and best performing pieces of micro-engineering on the planet.
When sourcing for the Aerospace and Defence industry, trusted quality assurance is essential. This is especially true when supplying spacecraft fasteners. Here are the credentials you must see when sourcing new aerospace fastener suppliers
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.
Complete guide to specifying aerospace fasteners. Key specifications, performance characteristics and manufacturing materials and techniques all covered in detailed.
In this blog, we are highlighting the main terms used when describing interior aerospace fasteners. These make up the bulk of the terminology and should help aerospace engineering students or anyone new to the industry to better understand some of the main parts we use every day.
The global pandemic and subsequent travel restrictions have hit aerospace hard, with many of us expecting the aviation industry to never quite look the same again. But out of this crisis, are we about to witness the birth of a new and – dare we say, ‘positive’? – development that changes the way aircraft are designed and built? The truth is that commercial aviation was in flux before the COVID-19 pandemic. An insatiable demand for cheap flights had created a difficult model, one that many airlines struggled with. Airlines were operating on such fine margins that many we literally flying on fumes. Whilst one or two managed to make the system work to their advantage, the rest just couldn’t keep