Composite Fasteners

FIBER/LITE® fasteners and fastening devices

Advanced Products made of Composite for use with Composites

TIODIZE has developed a full range of FIBER/LITE fasteners and fastening devices made of state of the art composites. These products maintain high tensile, shear and fatigue strength at temperatures to 700°F.

FIBER/LITE can be processed into a variety of signature free, non-corrosive shapes and sizes equivalent in strength to aluminum at two thirds the weight.

These components are manufactured by compression, matched-die molding and show excellent dimensional stability through repeated heating/cooling cycles and exposure to water or water vapor, solvents and oils.

** Contact the TIODIZE Engineering Department to review your drawings and specifications. We look forward to working with you to develop composite parts that meet your requirements.

Advanced Products made of Composite Print FIBER/LITE Information

Fiber/Lite

  • Nuts
  • Washers
  • Rivets
  • Latches
  • Bolts
  • Gang Channels
  • Rod Ends
  • Nut Rings
  • Pins
  • Inserts
  • Hinges
  • Hose Clamps
FIBER LITE MATERIAL PROPERTIES ECFG PLFG PLFC
Density 1.81-1.85 g/cm³‌‌       0.65-0.67 lb/in³ 1.95·2.00 g/cm³ ~1.5 g/cm³
Flexural Strength 58,00 psi
Flexural Modulus 2.6x10⁶
Tensile Strength at (75° F) 33,000 psi 45,000 - 53,000 psi 50,000 - 97,000 psi
Tensile Strength at (-320° F) 22,00 psi
Compressive Strength at (75° F) 33,000 psi 33,000 psi 33,000 psi
Compressive Strength at (300° F) 10,400 psi
Double Lap Shear Strength 30,00 psi
Single Shear 40,000 psi 50,000 psi
Continuous Use Temperature (1000 hours) 400° F 500° F 500° F
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 7x10¯⁶ in/in/ °F 4-11x10¯⁶ in/in/ °F 1x10¯⁶ in/in/ °F
Water Absorption (24 hrs @23) 0.0008 0.0011 0.0005999999999999999
Thermal Conductivity 6.8x10¯⁴(cal/sec-cm² C/cm) 8x10¯⁴(cal/sec-cm² C/cm) 2-3x10¯⁴(cal/sec-cm² C/cm)
Volume Restrictivity >3x10¹⁴ohm-cm 10¹⁶ohm-cm Conductive
Dielectric Strength 500V/mil 450V/mil Conductive
Dielectric Constant (100hz) 4.3 Conductive
Dielectric Factor (100hz) 0.007

AS MOLDED TEST

Bolt Nut Thread Tensile load (LB5) PSI (AVG)
PLFG TI/PMFG/SL 10-22MT 955 53330
PLFG PMFG/SL 10-22MT 942 52603
METAL PMFG/SL 10-22MT 1723-1684 95130
PLFC-7 ECFG 10-22MT 1300-1401 75410
PLFC-7 TI/PMFG/SL 10-22MT 1705 95210
METAL ECFG 10-22MT 1229-1297 70530

HOT WET TEST

Bolt Nut Thread Tensile Load (LBS) Tensile Strength PSI Change In Strength
PLFG Tl/PMFG/Sl 10-22MT 614 34,290 PSI -0.357
PLFG PMFG/Sl 10-22MT 628 35,070 PSI -0.333
Metal PMFG/Sl 10-22MT 1421 79,350 PSI -0.166
PLFC-7 ECFG 10-22MT 1243 69,410 PSI -0.08
PLFC-7 Tl/PMFG/Sl 10-22MT 1729-1759 97,330 PSI 0.021
Metal ECFG 10-22MT 1237-1264 69,830 PSI -0.01

LEGEND:

SL= SELF LOCKING
MT= MODIFIED THREAD
PLFC·7= 1M 7 FIBER
PLFC= AS·4 FIBER
G= GLASS (52)
C=CARBON

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