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2009-10-14
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The Alcoa fastener conforms to machine-induced micro texture inherent in fastener holes drilled in composite material, reducing the likelihood of electrical arcing in a lightning strike. A paper describing Alcoa’s solution, and the testing that led to it, will be presented at the SAE 2009 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition Nov. 10-12 in Seattle.
2009-03-25
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Compared with conventional temporary fasteners, a new type designed by Alcoa Fastening Systems reduces specific loads applied to composite structures. The result is a reduced risk of delamination, especially where sloped surfaces are involved.
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