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Composite Fasteners

In many ways fiber-reinforced advanced composites are stronger than metallic structures, but they do not respond well to localized concentrated loading. Three types of special fasteners have been developed to address this issue and others, such as galvanic compatability, interference fit, hold edge crushing, vibrations, and water absorption. The types: bonded-on, bonded mechanical, and nonmetallic potted-in. The bonded-on type includes studs and insert plates supplied with pre-attached thermoplastic adhesive. The adhesive is melted by applying heat to the fastener. The bonded mechanical type uses a combination of adhesive and mechanical means for retention in the structure. The nonmetallic inserts and spacers (sleeves and plugs) are primarily designed for sandwich structure. The primary material is polyetherimide which is non-reactive with current composites and is very lightweight.

BONDED FASTENERS (INSERTS AND STUDS)
SL6202 - STUD
SL6170 - STUD
SL6172 - STUD
SL6031 - INSERT
SL6031-F – INSERT (F) - FLOATING
SL6109 - INSERT
SL6257 – INSERT, FLOATING
BONDED/MECHANICAL FASTENERS
SLS5094 SLEEVE
SLP5094 PLUG
SL5107 SPACER, FLARED
SLS5128 - SLEEVE
SLP5128 - PLUG
TECHNICAL DATA NEEDED FOR THERMAL BONDED INSERTS AND STUDS.
SLD6000 – INSTALLATION PROCEDURE, THERMAL BONDED STUDS & INSERTS
SLT6001B – HEAT UNIT & TOOLING NEEDED TO INSTALL THERMAL BONDED INSERTS AND STUDS
  • SLT6001B POWER UNIT, SOLDERING TOOL AND TOOL HOLDER
  • SLTA6001-17F MALE THREAD INSERT TIP ADAPTER
  • SLTA6001-6M - FEMALE THREAD INSERT TIP ADAPTER
  • SLT6001A100 THREADED HEATER TIP
BONDED/MECHANICAL FASTENERS
SLS5094 – SLEEVE
SLP5094 – PLUG
SL5107 – SPACER, FLARED
  • SLT5107-(XX)P PUNCH, SETTING TOOL FOR SL5107
  • SLT5107-(XX)A ANVIL, SETTING TOOL FOR SL5107
SLS5128 – SLEEVE
SLP5128 – PLUG
SLS5182 – SLEEVE
SLP5182 – PLUG
SLP5269 - PLUG
SLS5269 – SLEEVE
SL5307 – SPACER, FLUSH MOUNT
  • SLT5307-(XX)P PUNCH, SETTING TOOL FOR SL5307
  • SLT5307-(XX)A ANVIL, SETTING TOOL FOR SL5307
SL3541 – GROMMET, THERMAL BONDED
  • SLW3541 WASHER
  • SLT3541 INSTALLATION ROLLER
  • SLTA3541 TIP ADAPTER
NON-METALLIC INSERTS
SL6301 – INSERT, BLIND THREADED
SL6302 – INSERT, THROUGH-THREADED
SL6303 – INSERT, CLEARANCE HOLE
SL6304 – INSERT, COUNTERSUNK CLEARANCE HOLE
SL6306 – INSERT, BLIND, FLOATING NUT, SELF-LOCKING
SL6307 – INSERT, LIGHTWEIGHT, SELF-LOCKING, THIN PANEL
SLT600-(XX)G – GUIDE TOOL FOR SHUR-TAB
SLT600T(XX) – SHUR-TAB
SLP6440 – PLUG, SANDWICH COMPOSITE
SLS6440 – SLEEVE, SANDWICH COMPOSITE
SLS6441 – SLEEVE, SANDWICH COMPOSITE
SLP6441 – PLUG, SANDWICH COMPOSITE