At the start of November we exhibited at Advanced Engineering UK and within this wider group of events sat Aero Engineering 2012 which received a record attendance this year. We came away with some really valuable knowledge from the event and it prompted me to blog about this mammoth industry and how torque technology innovations have had such an impact. Given the sometimes conflicting demands of aerospace for unparalleled safety, whilst keeping weight to a minimum, no other industry has a greater need for control when using threaded fasteners. Norbar has been at the forefront of supplying torque equipment for the aerospace sector since WWII, when we supplied wrenches for the Rolls Royce Merlin engines that powered most of Britain’s fighters and bombers. Norbar produced its first torque wrenches specifically to help Rolls Royce engineers deal with the problem of uneven tightening of the cylinder head which leads to distorted cylinder bores.  In fact, several companies were licensed to build the ...

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