On November 28th and 29th of this year, Fastener Fair France, which is the only international exhibition in France which focuses on fastening and fixing technology, will act as hosts to stakeholders in the market for screws, bolts, and Fastening Systems. This is all taking place at the Paris Exposition. Fastener Fair is already a reputable exhibition international, holding exhibitions in Italy, Germany, the United States and more.
Inspections in aerospace are a must with precise requirements to exceed, especially for rivets and fasteners which are the base of every project. Thousands of various part numbers are used by both commercial and military aircraft for outstanding and pivotal applications such as engine, brake assemblies and leading airframes.
Fixings for any application is very important when it comes to safety, and there is a whole array of fixing systems to choose from. However, those with experience can choose quickly between chemical and mechanical anchors. Mechanical anchors can be split into two categories,expansion anchors and non-expansion anchors. Expansion anchors can be any of different types of anchors such as stud anchors, shield anchors, sleeve anchors fasteners and a bunch more.These anchors use the expansion method to hold any two pieces together. Unfortunately, expansion anchors have their cons because they can be limited to what type of material they are used in.
Japanese Industrial Fastener Corporation Nitto Seiko based out of 20 Umegahata, Inokura-Cho, Ayabe, and Kyoto, Japan has announced they have developed a CF tight self-tapping screw panel fastener which is used primarily for carbon fiber reinforced plates. This is great news for the automotive and aerospace industries due to the fact that they often use carbon fiber reinforced plates as a means to reduce car weight.
Space missions have opened multiple avenues that explores creates the potential of space exploration. Almost half a century ago we were able to not only explore leaving earth’s atmosphere but we were able to land on the moon and take our first steps on the moon. This would have not been possible if it wasn’t for the scientists and the industries that were involved and supported this mission. The space ship that traveled to the moon was loaded with nothing more than the technology that you find in your cell phone today. This how much advanced we have gone since then.
Penn Engineering is planning to provide new reliable materials for companies to use. The main goal is to install materials that will not loosen or fall out which Is very important to produce a lot of products. Some of the products include, smart watches and camera fitness bands, headphones, laptops, tablets, readers, gaming and many of handheld devices. The inserts that are planning to be inserted in devices are very small and reliable the insert are as small as M1. These metal threads are reusable, they have a symmetrical shape that accommodates a straight of tapered holes, this leads to the elimination of the need for orientation of the inserts during any installation this makes It very convenient for many companies. It is kind of a one stop shop for many companies since it is in many shapes.
As of the year 2021 the Aero faster market is estimated to rise a total of 7% and be worth an astonishing 9 billion according to a report by the Market Research Future. These large numbers are due to progression and investments that have been made in the cabin interior products departments and sales. As larger manufacturing corporations become more industrialized, they have begun to venture out and, "moving work space to emerging economic regions like Mexico, Brazil, India, and North Africa, according to Global Aerospace Fasteners Market Information from 2011 to 2021."
Taiwan’s industry of fasteners are picking their game up in producing higher-end fasteners parts that can complement the global fastener market and make them one of the world’s most competitive industries. The fastener industries now can make high end fasteners that can be used in all industries from automotive to aviation, to aerospace, to marines, to medical equipment and many other. This is why there has been a gradual increase in the value of fasteners.
By thinking outside the box, Bryce Fastener Inc came up with ways that it was more convenient for the industry and for improving security in the industry. Bryce Fastener Inc is a company that is well known in its industry, recently they have announced the production and finalization of their new product. This new product is the most improved fastener yet.
Lancaster Fastener Co Ltd has announced that they are now equipped to offer any of their zinc plated stainless steel fasteners with a black finish within a very short time frame. This move is widely speculated to be in response to the growing demand for fasteners with a black finish. By building upon its extensive existed stock range of fasteners by offer it with a black finish, Lancaster Fastener Co Ltd, the UK company have answered the deafening call by its customers.
There was an article on Thomas Net that talks about how the local manufacturing of Thomson FSI style metric precision balls lead to faster delivery times.Thomas Industries is considered a manufacturer of motion controlled solutions specifically in the mechanical realm. There has been more customer offerings in North America. In doing this, the manufacturing company is able to deliver high quality metric ball screws in much shorter lead times. These metric ball screws are considered to be German engineered.
Fasteners are made from a broad range of materials, ranging from common steel to plastic, titanium, or other exotic materials. Several materials are further subcategorized in order to differentiate between different grades which can help to describe specific hardening processes, alloy mixtures, etc. In addition to this, some materials are offered in a wide selection of platings or coatings which are used to improve its corrosion resistance or used to change the appearance of the fastener itself. Fastener material, grade, and coating may be critical when selecting a aircraft fastener due to variations between materials in strength, corrosion resistance, brittleness, galvanic corrosion properties, and cost.
Fastener manufacturer Alcoa, recently announced that it will be naming one of its spinoff companies Arconic. The New York Based company is planning on splitting into 2 companies during the second half or 2016. The decision to split the company in 2 was announced in September of 2015 and was made to help increase the company’s cumulative stock-market value. Arconic, as the new company will be called, will focus on making multi-alloy products for the automotive and aerospace industries. Tuesday announced the name of its new spinoff: Arconic.
Drone use is becoming more prominent than ever, which is forcing the government to take action in beefing up their anti-drone technology.The Secret Service will begin conducting tests in the dead of night creating a defense system against the incoming drones. In the coming weeks, controlled drones will be flown over different parts of Washington DC between 1 AM and 4 AM.
Alcoa’s Power and Propulsion business division was awarded a 10-year USD$360 million contract to provide aluminum forgings used on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. As the key supplier for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program, Alcoa provides several key components. Their advanced, patented 7085 alloy aluminum die forgings will be supplied. The forgings include 15 large bulkheads and six wing box parts which serve as the skeletal structure of the wing. The bulkheads are the primary structural support for the wings and engines. They can weigh anywhere from 1,800 to 6,000 pounds and range in size from 10 to 23 feet in length.
Headquartered in Fullerton, California, Aerofit, Inc. is an in-house designer and manufacturer of precision aerospace components specializing in high/low fluid pressure fittings and fasteners. Founded in 1968 by engineer Robert Peterjohn, Aerofit got its start by manufacturing metal port seal fittings for the McDonnell Douglas C-10 three-engine wide-body jetliner.In 2004, the Peterjohn estate sold the company to Jordan Law and Dave Werner, formerly of fellow Fullerton firm Kaynar Technologies. Today, Aerofit counts NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Defense Logistics Agency, the Department of the Air Force, and the Department of the Navy among its client base. Aerofit, Inc. is a member of Consolidated Aerospace Manufacturing, LLC (CAM)—a group of manufacturers concentrating in producing fittings, hardware, and fastening components for the commercial and military aerospace markets. With CAM, Aerotek finds itself in good company. The member companies of Consolidated Aerospace Manufacturing, LLC are as follows:
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