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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:02:00
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Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:28:00 Fastener Facts: An Overview of Heli-CoilHeli-Coil® inserts are precision- formed screw thread coils of stainless steel wire having a diamond shaped cross section. When they are installed into Heli-Coil® tapped holes, they provide permanent conventional 60' internal screw threads that accommodate any standard bolt or screw.
They were initially developed not to repair threads, but to make stronger threads in weaker materials, such as aluminum. Primarily for aircraft, the HeliCoil® was created in 1938 as new aircraft designs required lighter materials. These lighter materials did not always have the proper strength to support a threaded fastener. The solution was a thread insert made of a very high strength alloy. In addition to stronger threads, the insert also distributes the load more equally among the threads.
They continue to have an extensive background of tension, torque, shear, vibration and fatigue tests conducted by the U.S. Military as well as the American industry's leading companies. Successful applications in the fields of aviation military equipment provide a wealth of experience and confidence in the performance and reliability of Heli-Coil® Inserts.
In the free state, they are greater in diameter than the tapped hole into which they are installed. In the assembly operation the torque applied to the tang reduces the diameter of the leading coil and permits it to enter the tapped thread. When the torque or rotation is stopped, the coils expand with a spring-like action anchoring the insert permanently in place against the tapped hole. No staking, locking, swaging, keying, nor interference fit is required to retain Heli-Coil® Inserts, thereby eliminating stress concentration in the parent material. The Heli-Coil® Insert automatically adjusts itself, radially and axially, to any expansion or contraction of the parent material.
The latest generation of this technology is Heli-Coil® plus. Easy handling allows easier installation. Thanks to the reduced diameter in the first thread, the thread insert can be screwed in like a screw. HELICOIL® plus inserts are highly wear-, corrosion-, and heat-resistant and show low thread friction within small tolerances.
Wurth Revcar Fasteners is a preferred distributor of Heli-Coil® products. Contact us today to find out how our years of experience and broad selection can minimize the headaches of purchasing military grade fasteners.About Revcar Military FastenersWe are a full line / full service fastener distributor as well as a Level One Distributor to many US Navy and military accounts worldwide. We offer an extensive fastener product range including specialty metals such as Monel®, inconels, stainless steels, naval brass, etc. In addition to supplying parts to NASM, NAS, AN & MS specifications, we supply parts to numerous other MIL-Specs. We also carry a variety of engineered/ brand lines including MacLean - ESNA, GREER STOP NUT®, SUPERBOLT®, Avibank MFG., INC. and Jergens Industrial Supply In addition to our diverse hardware product line, our customers benefit from our customized vendor managed inventory services, quality assurance, and our extensive military product knowledge. Partnering with Wurth Revcar means you will spend less time looking for specialty military hardware and answers to your challenging questions.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:15:00 Early July date targted for Senate's 2015 Pentagon spending measureFrom Defense News
— US Senate appropriators are aiming to take up their 2015 Pentagon spending measure just after Independence Day, says Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill.
“First week of July,” the Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee chairman said as he ducked into an elevator near the Senate chamber. “That’s the goal.”
The House’s full Appropriations Committee likely will take up its version of the 2015 defense appropriations bill next week, an aide says. Its defense subpanel last week approved a version that would give the Defense Department $570.4 billion
The House Appropriations Defense subcommittee proposes a $491 billion base Pentagon budget and a $79.4 billion overseas contingency operations (OCO), or war funding, section.
That $491 billion figure is $5 billion lower than the Pentagon’s $496 billion base budget request. When factoring in another $5 billion in military construction, which the panel does not oversee, the HAC-D’s portion of the base budget roughly matches the Pentagon’s request. About Revcar Military Fasteners
We are a full line / full service fastener distributor as well as a Level One Distributor to many US Navy and military accounts worldwide. We offer an extensive fastener product range including specialty metals such as Monel®, inconels, stainless steels, naval brass, etc. In addition to supplying parts to NASM, NAS, AN & MS specifications, we supply parts to numerous other MIL-Specs. We also carry a variety of engineered/ brand lines including MacLean - ESNA, GREER STOP NUT®, SUPERBOLT®, Avibank MFG., INC. and Jergens Industrial Supply In addition to our diverse hardware product line, our customers benefit from our customized vendor managed inventory services, quality assurance, and our extensive military product knowledge. Partnering with Wurth Revcar means you will spend less time looking for specialty military hardware and answers to your challenging questions.
Wed, 14 May 2014 13:01:00 The Ups and Downs of Army Vehicle Procurement
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Below are excerpts from a very interesting article titled " Contractor Costs Must Come Down, US Army Brass Says." Please visit DefenseNews
for the full story. but for the sake of your valuable time, I have pulled out some highlights.
Current State of Affairs:
- The Army’s tactical-wheeled vehicle fleet is on average two to three years old, yet the Army is still planning on requesting two to three years of supplemental wartime funding after the final withdrawal from Afghanistan to get its entire fleet back up to where it needs to be, said Gen. Dennis Via, commander of Army Materiel Command.
- The Army has about 278,000 vehicles across the service fulfilling a variety of roles, but that number is on its way down to about 240,000 over the next several years, said Don Tison, assistant deputy chief of staff for Army G-8.
Areas of Concern:
- “That’s good news in the sense that those vehicles are in great shape,” he continued, “but that also means there’s not a lot of work for you guys in that particular business, and I clearly understand that. But here’s my concern. When we entered the war in 2001, 85 percent of our vehicles needed depot maintenance. Today that’s reversed.”
Let's Talk Money:
- One of the reasons vehicles cost more to maintain now than they did before the wars is the amount of electronics that have been added in order to jam roadside bombs and increase their computing and communication power.
- A few years ago, 8 to 10 percent of the cost of repairing ground vehicles was related to software, Mason said, but today that number is more than 25 percent.
Looking to the future:
- One of the big projects moving forward is to try to increase the number of public-private partnerships the Army undertakes with industry to drive the cost of sustainment down, while also keeping the ground vehicle industrial base humming.