A light fixture is a type of housing for bulbs or lamps that connects them to an electrical supply. Light fixtures can vary greatly, with their characteristics including intended application, type of light fixture, bulb type, and electrical requirements. Light fixtures have use in industrial, commercial, and residential applications. This blog will explain some of the types of light fixtures, their differences, and their applications.


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A bearing is a surface that supports or is supported by another surface. Bearings must be comprised of materials that are strong enough to withstand pressure they are exposed to and should also allow the other surface to move with minimal friction and wear. The parts within the system must be held in close proximity to each other so as to provide efficient and quiet operation while still providing space for freedom of motion. Bearings are also required to withstand radial loads, thrust loads, and combinations of the two. There are two ways that bearing surfaces move in relation to each other and experience friction. The first is the friction that occurs when two metals slide against one another. The second, rolling friction, occurs when surfaces roll over each other. To withstand these conditions.


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When assembling an aircraft, there are a multitude of fasteners that come together to maintain the structural integrity of the airframe and other parts. At their most basic, fasteners are a type of hardware component that joins two or more materials or parts in a permanent or non-permanent fashion. Types of fasteners can include screws, nuts, bolts, clamps, rivets, and more. When securing the body of an aircraft, fastening a crankshaft, or joining other system components together, various types of rivets are used due to their fastening properties. In this blog, we will discuss the various types of rivets, and how they are used for aircraft.


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Despite the many differences with commercial, private and military aircraft, the same principle of flight generally applies with each vessel. A helicopter works similarly in that it is able to take flight thanks to the various many components that make up the vessel.


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Anchor nuts are captive nuts that do not require an ordinary hex nut to tighten an aircraft bolt. They are used when it is nearly impossible to work on the backside of a piece you are bolting. When certain part installation makes hex nut usage unattainable, anchor nuts are the go-to alternative to bolting a piece together from one side only. It is not unusual for a typical all-metal homebuilt aircraft to have more than two to three hundred anchor nuts installed to reach assembly completion.


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