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Q:
What new technologies are influencing nut design?
18 answers
Answers:
Theory; video information, animated graphics and animation; three-dimensional projectivity, exploded view, three-dimensional programming.
~Munir Y, Professor, DPhil, Kazan, Tatarstan
Compact design requirements for smaller, performing at a strength level previously performed by larger sizes.
~Mark P, Performance Engine Builder, Sydney, Australia
Lightening strike protection - for composite aircraft built in seal - like nyseal, bossard.
~Richard D, Engineer, Bristol, UK
I wouldn't know. I see whats out there and decide if it fits my application.
~MIKE L, Design Engineer, PATCHOGUE, NY
Lighter materials, Better production methods and new design techniques.
~Evan Swanepoel, Inventor, Eilat, Israel
Vibration and hardness. Also marking for lifting things like lugs.
~Marketing/Sales, Stenungsund, Sweden
Environment special thread size (UNF, UNC, Metric).
~Gerard K, Engineer, Rheden, The Netherlands
New Materials and finish coatings
~Bill R., Production Engineer, Dahlgren, VA
Protection against rust
~George B, Engineer, Ormskirk, England
Coating and materials
~Guido G, Research & Development, Joinville, Brazil
Composite materials
~Ricardo Avila, Consulting, Monterrey, Mexico
Surface, tensile
~General Corporate Mgmt, Albstadt, Germany
Anti-corrosion
~Alon Lebovitz, Design Engineer, Beer Sheva, ISRAEL
Self-locking
~Engineering, Process/Production, Tongeren, Belgium
Not too many
~Purchasing, CRANSTON, RI
Air craft
~Fausto S, Engineer, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Num TPi
~Research & Development, London, United Kingdom
Grade
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Durham, NC

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Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative nuts?
13 answers
Answers:
I make my own. Not a business that innovation has much future, nuts are like "bricks" in building construction . Most ideas for types have already been explored.
~Chris P, Engineer, Whitby, United Kingdom
In Brazil - Ciser In Holland - Nedschroef in USA - Alcoa
~Guido G, Research & Development, Joinville, Brazil
Mostly the ones that are provided from your webpage.
~Marketing/Sales, Stenungsund, Sweden
Any manufacturer that prevents corrosion.
~George B, Engineer, Ormskirk, England
Tripple Fast GE Energy Hardware
~Gerard K, Engineer, Rheden, The Netherlands
Sorry. I have only cast them.
~Ricardo Avila, Consulting, Monterrey, Mexico
Saives &namrick supli
~Research & Development, London, United Kingdom
Mil Spec Fasteners
~Bill R., Production Engineer, Dahlgren, VA
Slip on locknut,
~Purchasing, CRANSTON, RI
Fastenal,MSC,
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Durham, NC
CAT BAC
~Alon Lebovitz, Design Engineer, Beer Sheva, ISRAEL
Bulhoff
~Fausto S, Engineer, Sao Paulo, Brazil
SPS
~Richard D, Engineer, Bristol, UK

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