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Fastener Innovation Technology: Shaping the Future of Industry Fasteners are the unsung heroes of modern engineering and construction – the unassuming components that hold everything together, from the smallest consumer devices to towering skyscrapers. Fasteners are essential to ensure the structural integrity and safety of structures and products. Over the years, the field of fastener technology has evolved significantly, giving rise to innovative fasteners that are stronger, more durable, and capable of addressing unique challenges. In this article, we will explore the fascinating world of fastener innovation technology and delve into the ways these small parts are changing how we build and create the future. The Evolution of Fasteners Fasteners have been around for centuries, with early examples of nails
The Lockheed Martin X 59 QueSST is an American experimental supersonic aircraft being built for NASA’s Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator project. QueSST stands for ‘Quiet SuperSonic Technology’, and the X-59 will feature innovative technology to fly – quietly – faster than the speed of sound. Supersonic aircrafts currently produces a loud sonic boom, heard on the ground as a disruptive and unsettling noise. With the X-59, NASA plans to change this. When the aircraft flies overhead, people on the ground will hear nothing more than a quiet thump – no more than the slamming of a car door. Peter Coen of NASA’s Langley Research Center explains, “The X-59 aircraft is equipped with unique shaping and supersonic technologies. A long slender nose,
Manufacturers have used race cars for decades as vehicles of experimentation. Specific race car fasteners that could endure the hardship of the track were certainly good enough for use in mass-production cars. Fasteners are those small-but-essential components that hold two or more objects together. These nuts, washers, anchors, threaded rods, bolts, rivets, screws, bonnet pins and retaining rings consist of high-strength materials to endure the high demands and speeds of F1 circuits. Take bolts as an example. We use a bolt for a given application according to its grade as defined by the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers). The rating scale runs from Grade 2 (the weakest) to Grade 8 (the strongest). Grade 2 bolts are low-carbon steel, and you’ll find
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.
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.
There are rarely events that truly make our fingers tingle, but this, dare we say, is one. And the best part is, thanks to our aerospace fasteners, we can say that we’ve had the privilege of playing our part in the very nuts and bolts of the enterprise. In a daring project that brings to light the beautiful and elegant design of one of our all-time favourite aircrafts. Two pioneering aviators, Matt Jones and Steve Brooks, along with their dedicated support team, are attempting to fly their Silver Spitfire around the globe. Their tour will take them to some of the earth’s most impressive landmarks. From the Grand Canyon in the Arizona desert, to Mount Fuji in the East. Taking
We’ve talked before about the growth of the commercial aerospace marketplace over the last few years. More people want to go places, and with more efficient aeroplanes being developed there are more service suppliers than ever able to offer affordable travel solutions. This has led to steadily expanding fleet sizes for many airlines which has in turn put increasing pressure on manufacturers.
What will electric technologies in the aerospace industry look like in 5 years time? Who is leading the way and who’s falling behind? Find out here!
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.
We are delighted to have been awarded a silver certificate and trophy by one our long-standing clients FSL Aerospace Ltd. for our work in 2017