Aircraft and Aerospace Markets

Fatigue is the biggest hidden problem in aircraft where catastrophic failure has lead to crashes. Resistance to fatigue alone is worth examining the potential. Alcoa is a big supplier of aircraft fasteners. Van Cor Threads will need an industry partner to shepard these threads through the cerfication process.

Aircraft and Aerospace can benefit from the wave thread with either more strength or less weight. The AirBus 380 55-seat superjumbo’s jet has more then a million fasteners supplied by Alcoa in its fuselage, wings, tail and engines. The metrics are more fuel or passengers if the fasteners are lighter.

Pipe and tube connections have their own metrics. The Challenger Space Shuttle disaster was from failed O-ring seals in its booster rockets.