NASA Spinoff Database: Vibration-Resistant Fastener

NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 1995
Reference Number: JSC-SO-73
Category: Industrial Productivity/Manufacturing Technology
Origin: Space Shuttle Engine

An engineer at Philips Broadband Networks (PBN) tested the Spiralock thread based on information he found in NASA Tech Briefs. After testing the product, PBN began to use it in most of its products, eliminating an installation problem and reducing production costs. Spiralock, manufactured by Detroit Tool Industries, is a superfastener NASA tested for use in the Space Shuttle engines that resists great shock and vibration.

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Page Number in Published book: 122

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