Fasteners play a crucial role in the aerospace industry, because they factor prominently in the manufacturing and assembly process of aircrafts and spacecrafts. They connect all different parts together in primary and secondary structural areas as well as pressurized, non-pressurized, and load-transferring applications. Because they can account for a significant amount of the parts needed, they directly affect the structural weight, strength, and integrity of each type of commercial and military aircrafts.
U-Bolt-It understands that fastener material plays a significant role in determining the right fastener for each aerospace application. When it comes to aerospace applications, certain materials cannot withstand the extreme conditions, while other materials can deliver on the demanding performance characteristics. For example, aerospace fasteners made from titanium offer superior strength-to-weight ratio, which helps make military and commercial aircrafts lighter and more fuel efficient without sacrificing safety and longevity.
U-Bolt-It supplies and manufactures a wide range aerospace nuts, bolts, studs, pins, anchors and screws for customers in this demanding industry. Our fasteners for aerospace come in a wide range of sizes, materials, and coatings. Our specialty alloy fasteners for the aerospace industry offer superior quality and performance, which enhance the structural soundness of every aircraft, spacecraft, rocket, UAVs, and more.
TYPES OF AEROSPACE FASTENERS
The aerospace industry uses a variety of standard fasteners, such as pins, rivets, screws, bolts, and nuts. Specialty fasteners made from high-performing alloys have been developed to meet the stringent standards and requirements of the aerospace industry. For example, aerospace fasteners must withstand the high pressures from leaving the earth’s atmosphere to the extreme temperatures of burning jet fuel.
The following are important performance characteristics for fasteners for power generation:
- Excellent corrosion and oxidation resistance
- High tensile, shear, and fatigue strength
- Superior performance in extreme conditions, including low and high temperatures and pressures
- Self-sealing and self-locking capabilities to prevent fluid and pressure leaks and loosening during operation
- High immunity to wear and vibration
- High strength-to-weight ratio to optimize performance and minimize energy and fuel costs
Certain material type for fasteners used in the aerospace industry are more desirable, because they are lightweight, yet very strong and durable. Some common materials used for fasteners for aerospace applications include aluminum, steel, titanium, and superalloys, such as Monel®, Iconel®, and Hastalloy®. In addition, the aerospace industry requires fastener protection covers or coatings that offer different resistances necessary for such applications and environmental conditions. Some examples of special coatings include zinc, black oxide, and cadmium.
We provide fasteners in a multitude of materials:
- 304, 304L, 304H
- 316, 316L
- Alloy 20
- Monel 400
- Duplex 2205
- A193 B7, A193 L7
- Inconel 718, Inconel 800
Common fasteners used in the aerospace industry include the following:
- Locking Bolts
- Hex Bolts
- Security Screws
- Hex Nuts
- Cap Head Screws
- Hex Cap Screws
- Aircraft Cable
- Turnlock Fasteners
- Cotter Pins
U-BOLT-IT IS YOUR SINGLE-SOURCE SOLUTION FOR AEROSPACE FASTENERS
U-Bolt-It understands the aerospace industry, and we offer the right fastening solution for the right aerospace application. Whether you need a steady supply of self-locking titanium nuts and bolts or a short run of custom-engineered specialty fasteners to withstand extreme wear and heat, we have the fasteners for your next aerospace project. While we offer an industry-leading range of superior-quality fasteners, it is our extensive expertise and product knowledge that is the difference maker. Our team of professionals is dedicated to building a long-term customer relationship and providing valuable advice to help our clients pick the right fastener for every application.
Since 1988, we have been providing world-class customer service, quick turnaround time, and high-quality products to the construction industry. We guarantee to have the right fastener solution for your next project on time, every time.
To partner with us on your next aerospace industry project or to learn more about our fasteners for aerospace, contact a member of the U-Bolt-It team.
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