A fastener is a device used to mechanically connect two objects. Examples include screws, nails, nuts, bolts, washers, anchors, and rivets. They are not permanent in that they can be unscrewed, loosened, and taken apart. The advantage of fastening two objects together rather than welding them is that the separate components can be replaced and maintained more easily. Different fasteners provide different amounts of strength, but there is also more to consider when purchasing fasteners for varying applications.
           
Nylon fasteners are an example of nylon hardware, which is made from plastic materials such as polyvinyl chloride or PVC, acetal, and polypropylene. Nylon hardware in the form of screws, nuts, bolts, washers, and other fastening devices has become increasingly popular due to its ability to insulate and resist corrosion. Since nylon is a non-conductor, nylon fasteners do not conduct nor waste electricity. Corrosion particularly plagues metal fasteners by quickly wearing them down so corrosion-resistant materials are in high demand. Without metal fasteners, machines may function longer without falling apart or needing repairs.
 
 Additionally, nylon is lightweight compared to metal yet still highly durable, and many manufacturers enjoy the large selection of product designs. In aerospace technology, nylon hardware reduces aircraft weight and reduces fuel usage. As the appeal around nylon hardware grows, it is important to consider the limitations of nylon fasteners across different industries.
 
While nylon fasteners are durable, they are not strong enough to withstand the demanding functions of many engineering projects, such as construction. Additionally, nylon fasteners should not be used in a circumstance where they risk getting wet because they are hygroscopic. This means that they easily take in water from the surrounding environment, which causes them to swell and eventually deteriorate. Another major drawback of using nylon fasteners in any project is that they cannot withstand temperatures higher than 121 degrees Celsius. In general, this means that metal fasteners should be used for any device that requires heating during use; however some nylon materials, such as Nylatron, function well in high heats. Lastly, nylon is very vulnerable to chemicals and UV rays, meaning these fasteners should not be used in environments with excessive sun exposure.
 
Within aerospace technology, users can benefit from the low costs and high variety associated with nylon hardware by purchasing nylon washers and fasteners for air frames, engine parts, hydraulics, landing gears, and a few other aspects of aircraft. For parts of aircraft that function continuously, nylon fasteners may be a better option than metal fasteners because their lighter weight allows them to endure more movement while holding two pieces of machinery together. Nylon fasteners have some drawbacks, but they should be considered for use in many parts of aerospace technologies as they are highly customizable and can significantly reduce costs.
 
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Fasteners are required to build everything. From bridges to garments, you can find them in every industry vertical. That being said, there are several types of fasteners and even more tools used in creating and securing them. Moreover, it is incredibly important to choose the correct tool for installation as well as the ideal fastener for your application. The use of an incorrect tool is a safety concern and can result in insecure attachment or a damaged fastener.


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Fasteners are hardware components that may be used to conjoin parts for assemblies and to distribute loads. Threaded fasteners in particular are extremely common to countless applications and industries, and they are often discernible by a spiraling thread that trails down a cylindrical shaft. With this configuration, such fasteners can ensure more secure connections that are established by applying torque to the component. As there are many threaded fastener types available, each with their own characteristics, being aware of the most common types can be useful when searching for an optimal fit.


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A hook and loop fastener, commonly known as velcro due to the Velcro brand name, is a fastener consisting of two linear fabric strips attached to the opposing surfaces to be fastened. The first layer of fabric is covered with tiny hooks, and the second is covered with tiny loops. Resins on the hook and loop fastener offer a secure connection, but one that is still easily removable. They are used in a broad range of industries such as aircraft, automotive, and industrial, as well as applications pertaining to clothing materials, supplies, and consumer products. In this blog, we will take an in-depth look at hook and loop fasteners.


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A turnlock fastener is a type of fastener used to secure inspection plates, doors, and other removable panels on an aircraft. Also known as quick-opening, quick-action, and stressed panel fasteners, they are noted for their quick and easy removability for inspection and servicing purposes. The most common types of turnlock fasteners are Dzus, Camloc, and Airloc. In this blog, we will discuss all three and their unique characteristics.


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Bolts are important fastener types for a number of commercial and industrial assemblies, allowing for robust connections that can handle shear and tension forces. For installation, a standard bolt is passed through holes of components, and it is then paired with a nut to provide a permanent fastening solution through compressive force. While bolts may provide strong assemblies for a number of applications, certain areas may prove difficult for making connections such as when one side of the assembly cannot be accessed. With a blind bolt fastener, affixing components in hard to reach areas becomes much easier, all while ensuring a strong, lasting joint.


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Fasteners can be found, used, and applied in a variety of fields, ranging from industrial to manufacturing to the military and in business. Fasteners literally make up and contribute to the foundation that holds many of the buildings and mechanisms that we use every day. And while fasteners are very common, there are many distinct variations, the differences of which are important to understand (particularly for those working in aviation manufacturing and in the supply chain sectors). To put it simple, a fastener refers to a type of mechanical component used to fasten or tighten two or multiple pieces so as to form one cohesive piece. Fasteners can be applied on many different items including machinery, equipment, vehicles, ships, railways, bridges, etc. The different types of fasteners are categorized by performance, specifications, serialization, etc. In this guide, we will explore a few basic types of fasteners.


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Every single aircraft that takes flight each day is held together by an ensemble of tiny fasteners such as nuts, bolts, and screws. In an industry like aviation, where only the highest quality workmanship is tolerated, fasteners play a critical role in the performance of a machine. The average passenger jet has tens of thousands of fasteners among its parts. While not one of the more technologically marvelous components, fasteners are integral in the safe flight of an aircraft.


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First and business class cabin sections have recently undergone configuration adjustments. This means that changes to the wiring of seats will take tedious amounts of time. HellermannTyton Corporation, a well-known fastener and cable manufacturer and supplier, has created a specific fastening component so that the fitters can be removed, attached and reconnected to the entertainment system cabling in the airplane faster.


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Solar Energy has become the largest growing source of energy to date recorded since the year 2016 at a world-wide level. As stated on Thomasnet.com , the International Energy Agency predicts that within the next five years the solar energy will over power the entire energy source of China and India together.


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