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The one-piece carbon fiber fuselage of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will eliminate the need for 40,000 to 50,000 fasteners that would have been required with a typical aluminum design.

Source: Assembly Magazine


Products regularly submitted for third-party testing and certification are subject to recall about one-third as often as those that are not.

Source: Appliance Design


There are approximately 3,500 spot welds in the typical automotive sedan

Source: Comau-Pico


An investigative panel determined that the root cause of the fire that doomed the maiden flight of the Falcon 1 rocket was a fuel leak caused by a corroded aluminum nut. The Falcon 1 is a low-cost rocket system developed by SpaceX, a company privately funded by PayPal founder Elon Musk.

Source: AP

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