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Introduction of Certified Panel Fastening Inserts

Written on: April 26, 2024

A pile of panel fasteners designed and manufactured by Harper Engineering Co.

Harper Engineering proudly announces the latest advancement in aerospace panel assembly: The Harper Panel Fastening System. This innovative solution is poised to transform the industry, offering customers newfound flexibility and efficiency. With recent certification and stress data completion, users can seamlessly integrate these fasteners into existing programs, leveraging classical, computational analysis, or finite element analysis without the need for recertification testing.The Harper Panel Fastening System boasts a multitude of benefits, revolutionizing assembly processes. Notably, their ease of use and precision ensure swift installation, functioning as fly-away tooling, thus saving significant costs typically associated with fixturing required for bonded panels. Their mechanical fastening design provides unprecedented accessibility for both hands and tooling, particularly in confined spaces where traditional bonded structures posed challenges. This enhances assembly operations, driving overall productivity to new heights.A standout feature of the Harper Panel Fastening System is their remarkable reduction in adhesive consumption. By offering a secure fastening solution, these fasteners eliminate the necessity for excessive adhesive application, resulting in substantial cost savings and heightened operational efficiency.Moreover, these fasteners facilitate the completion of intricate panel assemblies in previously inaccessible areas or those requiring meticulous bonded trim/finish processing. Their innovative design enables effortless installation in tight spots, empowering assembly personnel to reach previously inaccessible areas with ease.David Chadwell, Senior Design Engineer at Harper Engineering, expresses enthusiasm for reintroducing the Harper Panel Fastening System, now backed by robust data, to the aerospace industry. "With our comprehensive certification and stress data, customers can confidently incorporate these inserts into their existing projects, knowing that they meet the highest standards of quality and performance, as attested by many of our current customers' flying products."Harper Engineering remains steadfast in its commitment to driving innovation and delivering solutions that empower customers to excel. The reintroduction of the Harper Panel Fastening System signifies another milestone in the company's journey toward shaping the future of aerospace engineering.Harper Engineering is a leading provider of innovative solutions for the aerospace industry. With a focus on quality, precision, and reliability, Harper Engineering delivers cutting-edge products and services that meet the evolving needs of its customers.

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