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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. $$$

San Diego, CA  |  619-231-5966

Hayes is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company specializing in the fabrication of fasteners and other related products for industrial markets. Hi-tech industry clients include aerospace as well as the military. Readily available products make it easy for customers to find the perfect hardware fix for their application.

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Hayes Bolt & Supply $$$

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. $$$

Houston, TX  |  713-230-2500

Since 1938 TSP Manufacturing has been a leading manufacturer of fasteners and bolts. We are committed to creating the highest quality products and exceeding all expectations of our customers. Since 1997 TSP Manufacturing has been ISO 9002 certified. TSP has a wide variety of materials that are used for fasteners and bolts including but not limited to stainless steel, pH grades, bronze, and plastics. Contact us today to learn how we can help supply your company.

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TSP Manufacturing $$$

Orange, CA  |  714-639-2040

With over 20 years experience in distributing specialty fasteners to the aerospace, commercial, military, construction, electronic and marine industries, you can count on Integrity Fasteners for all your fastener needs. We supply screws, metric fasteners, industrial fasteners and more.

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Integrity Fasteners, Inc. $$$

Fairfield, NJ  |  844-363-1950

If you require fasteners, then look no further than Melfast! We are a company that excels at customer service and product excellence. We create top quality nuts, screws, fasteners, and more. Contact us today to see what we can do for your business!

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Melfast, Inc $$$
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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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