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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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Hackensack, 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. $$$

Lincolnshire, IL  |  800-323-7367

Since 1968, we have offered the finest fasteners. At XL Screw Corporation we feature over 9,000 items, with 600 new items added in 2009. “Quality First” is the standard by which we live. We offer metric fasteners, plastic fasteners, stainless steel fasteners and screws. We offer customers a reputation built upon quality & services, competitive pricing, proven managed inventory programs and more.

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XL Screw Corporation $$$

Niles, IL  |  847-647-9555

Aetna Screw Products is a premier choice for all your fastener needs! Our objective is your satisfaction so we provide a wide variety of fasteners as well as other services. Our line of fasteners include powertrain fasteners, brake drum fasteners, and more. We provide our specialty linkage products with the most stringent industrial demands in mind.

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Aetna Screw Products Co. $$$

Wallington, NJ  |  973-472-2300

When it comes to fasteners, Aerospace Manufacturing Corporation is your premier source! Since our founding in 1986, we have built a reputation for high quality and dependability. Our product management teams will assess your needs to come up with the perfect product that will fit all of your requirements exactly. Visit our website or get in touch with our customer service department today!

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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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