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Category Archives: Aerospace Fasteners

Fastener Testing: Ensuring Reliability in Components

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Fastener testing constitutes the bedrock of guaranteeing steadfastness and dependability in an expansive array of industries. These diminutive yet indispensable components—bolts, screws, and an assortment of threaded fasteners—serve as linchpins in critical applications across sectors like aerospace, construction, automotive, and more.  Their reliability hinges on a meticulous and comprehensive process encompassing various evaluations, including tensile strength analysis, hydrogen embrittlement tests, torque testing, direct tension indicators, and adherence to stringent standards and specifications. This holistic evaluation ensures not only mechanical robustness but also resistance against potential failure, thereby ensuring optimal performance under diverse conditions. Fastener testing is a multifaceted procedure encompassing a number of assessments aimed at validating mechanical properties and ascertaining resilience against failure under distinct stresses, loads, and environmental

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Fasteners for High Temperature Applications

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Explore the significance of selecting fasteners for extreme conditions, ensuring reliable performance and durability in challenging environments.


A Look at Aircraft Fastener Types

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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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How Eco-Friendly is the Space Industry?

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The space industry has a reputation for being a key player in the global fight against climate change. We try assessing the Carbon Footprint of Satellite & Rocket Launches.


Aerospace Supply Chain Disruption; Managing When Demand Peaks

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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.


What are the fundamentals of aircraft fasteners? [2021 Update]

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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 planet.


UK Space Fastener Suppliers’ Quality Assurance Guide [2021]

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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


Supplying the defence industry with military grade aerospace fasteners [2021]

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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.


The Definitive Guide to Specifying Aerospace Fasteners (2021 Update)

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


Aerospace Fastener Terminology

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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.


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