Breaking News ….The World’s First Aerospace Composite Rivet
On 14. March 2016, at its local technical laboratory facilities, Bishop GmbH and its partner have successfully produced The World’s First Aerospace Composite Rivet using a new manufacturing process. This success is the result of many years of research, and computer non-linear modelling.
The innovation offers a 60% weight reduction over existing rivets, no corrosion, better lighting strike protection, reduced maintenance and a reduced radar signature.
“This innovation if successful, will probably herald the biggest “game changer” since the invention of the jet engine. This is because the application of the composite rivet will reduce the weight of any flight vehicle thus increasing range and performance”.
“The Composite Rivet can be used by OEMs to make better aircraft, and retrofitted to any existing aircraft design to give a fresh life. It will be of great interest to builders of large Commercial Jets”.