Turn Lock Fastener
Aircraft inspection plates, doors, and other removable panels are secured with turnlock fasteners because they allow quick and easy removal of panels for inspection and servicing. These fasteners require positive sustained torque to unfasten and tend to correct themselves after minor disturbances. The most common manufactured turnlock fasteners are Dzus, Camloc, and Airloc. Some of the common names used to refer to turnlock fasteners are quick opening, quick action, and stressed panel fasteners.

Dzus turnlock fasteners have a stud, grommet, and receptacle. The stud is made from steel and are cadmium plated. There are three head styles: wing, flush, and oval. Turning the stud clockwise locks the fastener and turning it counterclockwise unlocks it. This is done using a specialized tool. The force that locks the stud in place is created by the spring.

Some of the most commonly used Camloc fasteners are the 2600, 2700, 40S51, 4002, and the stressed panel fasteners. Camloc fasteners are used on aircraft cowlings and fairings. The fastener has a stud assembly, a grommet, and a receptacle. Receptacles are sorted into two categories: rigid type and floating type. The receptacle is fastened to the aircrafts structure and the stud and grommet are installed in the removable portion while the stud and grommet are installed in a plain, dimpled, countersunk, or counterbored hole.

Anchor Panel fasteners have a stud, a cross pin, and a stud receptacle. There are flush, oval, and wing studs. It is important to know the thickness of the material being secured, as it has to be determined in order to choose a stud of the correct length. The cross pin is made from chrome-vanadium steel that has been heat treated. They provide the greatest strength, wear, and holding power. Once a cross pin is removed from the stud, a new one must replace it.      
At ASAP Fasteners, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, we can help you find all the fasteners you need, new or obsolete. As a premier supplier of parts for the aerospace, civil aviation, and defense industries, we’re always available and ready to help you find all the parts and equipment you need, 24/7x365. For a quick and competitive quote, email us at sales@asap-fasteners.com or call us at 1-714-705-4780.

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Rivets are simple to install and a versatile alternative to nuts and bolts. For those of you who have never encountered a rivet, it is a cylindrical piece of hardware with a “head” and “tail” on either end.

They come in various styles, sizes, and material which should be able to fit all your fastening needs. Once a rivet is installed with a hammer or other such tool for installation, the “tail” is flattened, creating a permanent fastening solution. We will discuss the different types of rivets and their best features.
  1. The blind rivet is reliable for heavy load usage. They are often used for blind holes and when they have limited access.
  2. Drive rivets offer a low-profile solution. It is a common type of blind rivet.
  3. Solid rivets are the original rivets. They are resistant to water, vibration, and other kinds of tampering, as well as most severe conditions like wind and rain.
  4. The split rivet is typically used for sensitive situations such as thin wood, veneers, plastic, and leather.
  5. Tubular and semi-tubular rivets are used for quick and easy installations.
  6. Threaded inserts and rivet nuts are strong and permanent options for integrating seamless fastening.
Rivets are versatile and used in a wide variety of industries. One of the biggest applications for rivets is in construction, whether for windows or wall installations, rivets are used everywhere.

Another common application is in transportation infrastructures, such as for building bridges and overpasses. Rivets are also used in woodworking, jewelry, aerospace, and aviation for all types of projects ranging from necklace clasps to aluminum alloy construction and aircraft assembly.

ASAP Fasteners, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, should always be your first and only stop for all your hard to find rivets and fasteners. ASAP Fasteners is the premier supplier of blind fasteners, solid rivets, tubular/semi-tubular rivets, and more! Whether new or obsolete, we can help you find all the parts you need. ASAP Fasteners has a wide selection of parts to choose from and is fully equipped with a friendly staff that is always available and ready to help, 24/7x365. If you’re interested in a quote, email us at sales@asap-fasteners.com or call us at +1-714-705-4780.

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Hi-lock fasteners importance
In the aerospace industry, fasteners are essential— they are the glue that holds every unique airframe piece together. Fasteners are defined as hardware that mechanically joins or affixes two or more objects together. This hardware can be applied to many applications across several industries. LISI Aerospace, a global manufacturer specializing in fasteners and structural components, makes a specialized fastener called an HI-LOK Pin Fasteners.

The HI-LOK Pin is widely used in the aviation industry for installation on airframes. This type of fastener is small in weight and size, easy to install, and has a controlled preload, making it the perfect choice for today’s high-performance aircraft. The HI-LOCK Pin Fasteners has been labeled the most reliable fastener by many in the aviation industry, making it every company’s first choice.

The pin is a threaded fastener that combines features of a bolt and a rivet and contains two parts: a collar and a pin. The fastener is so small it can be easily installed by a single person using power tools or even hand tools. This allows for less worker fatigue allowing for fasteners to be installed in a shorter amount of time. The weight of the HI-LOK pin is less than that of a traditional nut and bolt system, allowing for the overall airframe structure to be lighter.

These fasteners are also made to withstand high stress and high-temperature situations, making them the ideal match for aircraft adaptation over time. The HI-LOK pin is available in several different head types to accommodate tension, mixed, or sheer application requirements. The pinheads are also designed to be self-aligning, allowing for optimized performance even on sloped or uneven surfaces.  The HI-LOK pin is the best choice for all airframe requirements.

ASAP Fasteners, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, should always be your first and only stop for all your HI-LOK fasteners.  Veritable Aerospace is a premier supplier of rivets and fasteners, whether new, old or hard to find, we can help you find everything you need. ASAP Fasteners has a wide selection of parts to choose from and is fully equipped with a friendly, knowledgeable staff, so you can always find what you’re looking for, 24/7x365. If you’re interested in quick quote, email us at sales@asap-fasteners.com, or call us at +1-714-705-4780.

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Importance of fasteners
When you need a new metal roof or wall panel installed, you need a lot of tools and parts. You need to make sure that you get the right ones as they can make the difference between whether your new installation can last years or not. And one of the most important tools to choose correctly is the fastener.
Choosing the right high-quality fastener can guarantee a resilient and weather-tight attachment that can last years. So, it’s important to know your options in fasteners and know what you need to consider when choosing your fasteners.
Most fasteners are made from a coated metal, but the materials for the metal and the coating need to be properly considered. Stainless steel screws can still corrode under extreme conditions. And galvanized action between different and incompatible metals can lead to premature failure. Compatibility is important.
Some fasteners are self-drilling and don’t require a pre-drilled hole, which can be alluring to the installer who wants to finish faster. However, they’re not always a good idea because pre-drilling is an important quick inspection that ensures the hole is in the correct location. Self-drillers can also be bad because they can cause the threads of the fastener to not engage properly with the material, thus causing a point of vulnerability.
Washers help prevent leaks, if they’re installed correctly. If they have kinks, they can become liabilities as they degrade when exposed to UV light. Whether or not to use a washer is up to the installer, however, extra precaution becomes more important.
Fastener profiles are another consideration that’s usually up to the installer’s preference. Flatter screws are more discrete and low profile, but sometimes shoulder screws are more useful.
Thread count and length are important considerations as they are vital to ensuring that the fastener will properly hold the materials together to create a weather-tight structure. Thread count and length should both be based on the thickness of the materials being installed.
With all these considerations, it can be a hassle to find the right fastener even after you’ve made your decision. At ASAP Fasteners, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, we’re a leading supplier of aerospace and aviation fasteners, so we can help you find everything you need. From screw fasteners to washer panel fasteners, we have it all at www.asap-fasteners.com. You can email us at sales@asap-fasteners.com or call us at +1-714-705-4780.

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Aircraft fastener parts have become more advanced to support a wide variety of metal aircraft and spacecraft structures. The newest addition has been the assortment of lightweight materials used to create different fasteners.

The new Alcoa fastener addition has not only been beneficial but has also raised issues on the compatibility of the lightweight materials such as aluminum. It is useful because it can be used and inserted into certain fasteners but when composites are involved other fasteners need to be created.

The transition from metallic to composite has also been a problematic transition in the aircraft fastener industry because composites structures are not safe against lightning strikes. The traditional metallic aircraft is made of aluminum, it is an ideal conductor of electricity. In any case that the aircraft is struck by lightning, the energy is dispersed through the metal. Most times it is harmless and if any harm occurs only small repairs are necessary.

Alcoa’s Flite-Tite pin fastener was made to get past any situations of composite delamination. Using a stainless steel or titanium sleeve to develop an interference fit without delaminating the composite.

Since composites are more like insulators than conductors. When using aluminum structures, the aluminum is the primary path of conduction. However, when a composite structure is used the fastener becomes the primary path of conduction. Composites are also complicated to deal with because they are sensitive to damage that is caused by delamination. Delamination is the state where composites and steel go under stress. This is caused when the fastener is pushed into the hole. This separates the composite material which does not create a good electrical connection. In the case of a lightning strike the energy will not pass through the fastener.

ASAP Fasteners, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, should always be your first and only stop for all your hard to find aircraft fastener parts. ASAP Fastener is your premier online distributor of Fasteners, Bearing, and aerospace component Whether new, old or hard to find, they can help you locate it. ASAP-Fasteners has a wide selection of parts to choose from and is fully equipped with a friendly staff, so you can always find what you’re looking for, at all hours of the day.  If you’re interested in obtaining a quote, contact the sales department at www.asap-fasteners.com or call +1-412-212-0606.

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