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NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

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25/01/2021 - 27/01/2021

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Fastening fuel bladder tanks

Fastening fuel bladder tanks Blind fasteners supplied by Rivetnut Technology Systems are used by Aero Tec Laboratories in the production of its fuel bladder tanks used extensively in the motorsport industry. Aero Tec is currently the chosen supplier to every Formula 1 and World Rally Car team. Motor racing is obviously a very aggressive and competitive environment, and safety has a high priority. The fuel cells supplied by Aero Tec are hand built to the highest quality and must comply with the FIA safety requirements. The Rivetnut fasteners are used on bolt rings as part of the filler cap entry in a fuel cell construction, and form an integral part of the safety element for these products. The deep female threaded anchor provided by the Rivetnut can be securely fitted to this sheet materials working from one side of the material only. Installation is both quick and accurate using hand-held power tools only. The M5 and M6 thread steel version used by Aero Tec features a knurled body, which provides increased torque resistance at the point of fixing, together with a sealed-end thread to prevent fuel leakage. Both of these features help maintain the high fuel-seal integrity required for these fuel cells. Roger Morgan of Aero Tec comments: "Our change to the superior performance of Rivetnut fasteners has meant that we no longer have production problems with insert failure."
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