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					    Introduction to Fastener Technology

                  Part 1


                           An Aerospace
                           Manufacturing
                            Perspective




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    Fasteners in Aviation

       Introduction of
        Fasteners
        –   Definition
        –   History of Fasteners
        –   Impact of Aerospace
            in the Fasteners
            Industry



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    Definition

       Comes from the word
        fasten ~ to attach
        firmly or securely in
        place.
       A connecting device
        or material that
        attaches objects
        together
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    History of Fasteners

       1840 - Rugg & Barnes of Marion,
        Connecticut is the pioneer of the North
        American fastener industry
       1884 - William Sellers proposed an
        American standard of screw threads, bolt
        heads, and nuts
       Proposal was accepted, the fasteners
        industry grew
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    History of Fasteners

       1969 - North American fastener industry
        had grown about 450 fasteners
        companies, producing two billion
        fasteners a year

       1984 - only 250 fasteners companies
        remained, due to major invasion of foreign
        fasteners at significantly lower prices
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    History of Fasteners

       To survive, the fasteners industry is then
        directed its attention to highly engineered,
        value-added fasteners to reduce
        assembly, labor and inventory costs

       Aerospace industry was set as a target !



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    Importance of Fasteners in the
    Aerospace Industry

       Today, aerospace/defense industry is
        responsible for about 14% of consumption.

       Ken Long, an industry analyst at the
        Freedonia Group, believed some growth is
        anticipated in the long-term outlook of
        fastener industry.


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