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Posted on November 30, 2017

Flared vs Flareless Fittings in the Aerospace Industry

Both flared and flareless fittings are commonly used in the aerospace industry, depending on the application. The AN (Army-Navy) military standard calls for tighter tolerances and defines all fitting types, where the JIC uses AN specifications as the base line for their own standards and covers fewer sizes. 

Posted on November 28, 2017

O-Ring Boss Fittings in the Aerospace Industry

In the aerospace industry,  O-rings are very popular among equipment designers because of their leak-tight connections, typically using a 90 durometer, Buna-N (Nitrile) O-ring. There are two primary types of O-ring boss fittings:

Posted on November 02, 2017

Six Common Types of Aerospace Fittings

Fitting Types

In the aerospace industry,  sections of tubing are usually attached with flared or flareless (compression type) fittings, unlike steel pipe. The SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) establishes the requirements for fittings that are used in all types of fluid systems. 

Posted on October 23, 2017

Georgia Tech Space Program Develops Liquid Rocket Engines

The Yellow Jacket Space Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology is a collegiate team that is working to develop liquid rocket engines and sounding rockets for their university run space program.

Posted on October 03, 2017

3 Reasons to use Aerospace Quality Fittings

Manufacturers of fluid system fittings for the Aviation, Space, and Defense industries must meet very stringent requirements.