Hole repair method

  • 14-Oct-2009 02:50 EDT
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The ForceMate 2 Panel Repair System from Fatigue Technology (FTI) is designed to bring fastener holes that have been ovalized, oversized, shifted off-center, or otherwise damaged back to nominal size. With the ForceMate 2 system, two nested bushings are fitted onto the end of an expansion mandrel that is then positioned into the hole. The mandrel is then drawn through the bushings, expanding the outer bushing radially and then locking the inner bushing into place by using the outer bushing’s elastic springback after expansion. It is designed for fastener hole repairs ranging from 0.25 to 0.375-in in diameter and is compatible with most countersunk panel fastener systems and some Hi-Torque fasteners. The repair system is suitable for use in aluminum, titanium, and titanium honeycomb panels.

For more information, visit booth 1001 at SAE AeroTech 2009

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