Fastbolt supplies military-grade fasteners in the construction of a wide range of military devices, equipment, and systems, such as:
- Land vehicles
- Missile systems
- Ships and submarines
- Unmanned drones
Due to their employment in critical applications where even the smallest failure can lead to serious injury or loss of life, military-grade fasteners are subject to rigorous quality standards. Different sectors within the military and defense industry have different applications. As such, the requirements and restrictions they have for fasteners may vary. Some of the most common standards used in the industry are:
- Military Standard (MS): These standards are used by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) for fasteners (and other equipment) employed in defense contract work. It is also sometimes utilized by companies not related to the defense industry.
- National Aerospace Standard (NAS): These voluntary standards are used in the aerospace industry to ensure quality and precision in mission-critical components.
- Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS): Fasteners that comply with this standard are identified as having been fabricated using material sourced from the United States or other qualifying country or manufactured in the United States or other qualifying country.
Fastbolt can address these standards along with others to achieve the performance required.