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All equipment, fixtures, pieces of furniture and other components on an aircraft must be secured in order to ensure safe flight. On commercial airliners, passenger seats must be bolted together and to the aircraft itself. Read More…

Aerospace Fasteners Aerospace fasteners are screws, bolts and other fastening tools made specifically for use in aircraft construction. Created through processes such as warm heading, cold heading and forging, these types of industrial fasteners are also used to hold landing gear, fuselage access panels and all other types of aircraft equipment.
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Fairfield, NJ  |  800-272-3673

Our company has a reputation for superior products, customer service, and dependability. All our fastener products are built to last, and we know that our customers appreciate our dedication to using the best materials and manufacturing techniques. If you would like to learn more about us, contact us by phone or email, or stop by our website today!

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Ford Fasteners, Inc. $$$

Winston-Salem, NC  |  800-642-0921

From our inventory of over 130,000 different fasteners, we know precisely which ones are right for your application. We test them for material composition and measurement accuracy. With our Vendor Management Inventory service (VMI) our Service Technicians monitor your needs and keep you fully supplied at all times. Our ISO 9001 and AS9120B certifications helps us maintain system standards that ensure the fasteners we supply are the highest quality parts available.

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Southern Fasteners & Supply, Inc. $$$

Crystal Lake, IL  |  815-455-7177

For over 50 years, Eagle Fastener Corporation has been a leading industrial fastener. We have a vast variety of materials available for our customers, including brass, aluminum, and carbon steel. In addition, our strong connection with many suppliers over the years has made it so that there is almost no part we can’t get. Contact us for competitive prices, high-quality products, and excellent communication.

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Eagle Fastener Corporation $$$

Painsville, OH  |  800-680-3600

Dyson has over 100 years of experience in manufacturing industrial fasteners including bolts, screws, washers, construction accessories and custom forged and machined products. We carry a wide variety of standard fasteners as well as offer custom production, from a few parts up to a large order.

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Dyson Corporation $$$

Lancaster, PA  |  717-299-5771

Since 1974, Fastening Products of Lancaster has been producing machined parts such as industrial bolts. We offer carriage bolts, hex lag bolts, anchor bolts and lag shields, among many others. Our stocking warehouse is the region's largest, and we offer same day shipment of items we have in stock.

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Fastening Products of Lancaster, Inc. $$$

Albion, MI  |  517-629-3955

Leading the fastener industry for more than 90 years with our extensive line of superior industrial fasteners: high quality hex nuts, locknuts, flange nuts, nut & washer assemblies, weld nuts, pipe plugs, etc. Greater selection, better cost control, long-lasting products, excellent customization services.

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Decker Manufacturing Corporation $$$
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In military aircraft like fighter jets, explosive bolts (also called pyrotechnic fasteners) or other advanced or specialty fasteners are used to secure ejectable canopies. In aircraft intended for use in zero gravity situations, as is the case in high-altitude research aircraft and space exploration vehicles, fasteners are essential for securing equipment.

There are a few similarities between threaded aerospace fasteners and automotive fasteners. While aerospace fasteners manufactured in the United States are available in strength grades, automotive fasteners are categorized in diameters.

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Steel and stainless steel are almost always used in the manufacture of automotive fasteners, while titanium is more common in aerospace applications.

There are many Aerospace fastener varieties. Some contain spiral ridges called threads that aid in the attachment of the fasteners. Continuous-thread studs, with two nuts applied, are used for flange bolting and are threaded from end to end.

Tap-end studs, in contrast, have a short thread on one end, used for screwing into a tapped hole, and a longer thread on the other. This longer end is called a nut-end and may have either a chamfered or round point. Another variation of aerospace fasteners are those with double-end studs, which have equal-length threads on both ends with chamfered points.

Double-end studs are used for flange bolting or other applications in which torching from both ends is necessary. Other types of aerospace fasteners include sheet metal industrial fasteners, riveting industrial fasteners and clinching industrial fasteners.

A wide variety of head options, which determine how the aerospace fastener will sit against the material, are available. The type of head also affects the required length of the aerospace fastener.

Environmental conditions to which the fasteners may be subjected, such as temperature, moisture, and ultraviolet radiation, should be considered. Other important considerations include the chemicals or other corrosive substances to which the aerospace fasteners may be exposed as well as the decorative properties required of the fastener itself, if any.

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