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Month: September 2023

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How Fasteners Shape Modern Aviation Technology

Although they may seem insignificant, fasteners are essential to aviation technology and have shaped the industry over time. For instance, the Boeing 747 (introduced in 1969) had nearly 3 million fasteners, while the 2009 launched Boeing 787 new fuselage design eliminated 1,500 aluminum sheets, which used 40,000 – 50,000 fasteners per section. Here’s a deeper look at how fasteners influence modern aviation technology:

evolution of fasteners

The Evolution of Fasteners: Ancient Bolts to Modern Precision Parts

Most people using fasteners give little thought to their evolution, and some mistake them for recent development. That would be wrong, as these products have been around longer than you probably think. One thing’s for sure – the development of fasteners has been crucial to human development. This article explores the evolution of fasteners, from primitive bolts to the modern precision parts you see around today. If you need fasteners for a project, check out B&G Manufacturing.