5 Common Uses for Grommets

Are you familiar with grommets? Consisting of a ring-shaped piece of material with a hole in the center, they look like rubber O-rings. While O-rings are used to seal mating surfaces and joints, however, grommets are used for other purposes. … Read More

5 Reasons to Choose Blind Rivets

Blind rivets have revolutionized the way in which parts are fastened. Unlike traditional rivets, they don’t require access to both sides of the parts. They are known as “blind” rivets because they only require access to the front of the … Read More

The Benefits of Crimp Splice Connectors

You don’t have to rely on soldering or heat shrink tubing to join electrical wires. There are other solutions available, such as crimp splice connectors. Also known as butt splice connectors, they consist of an insulated outer sleeve and a … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Reduced Head Bolts

Bolts are commonly used in the construction of airplanes and other types of aircraft. Consisting of a threaded shank and an integrated head, they are used to fasten two or more parts. Bolts, however, are available in different styles, such … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Sealing Washers

Washers are commonly used to protect parts from stress-induced damage. These flat, disc-shaped fasteners are designed to distribute the load of a bolt or screw. Rather than driving a bolt or screw directly through an object, you can drive it … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Latch Strikes

Latch strikes play an important role in the function of many access panels, doors and enclosures. They are used in conjunction with a latch to provide a means of opening and closing the aforementioned objects. After installing a latch and … Read More

LED vs Incandescent Lighting in Aviation

Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting isn’t used exclusively in homes and buildings; you can now find it in airplanes and other types of aircraft as well. LED, in fact, has become one of the most popular lighting technologies used in the … Read More

What Is an Internal Wrenching Bolt?

Bolts come in a variety of styles. While most of these styles consist of a solid head with a fixed number of edges, some of them feature a drive recess within the head. Known as internal wrenching bolts, they are … Read More

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Nutplate

For some fastening applications, a traditional nut simply won’t cut it. Instead, you may need to use a nutplate. Also known as an anchor nuts, nutplates are fasteners with a threaded hole in the center. They are typically made of … Read More