Drilling rivet holes in composite materials has been a challenge for many years. Traditionally, using standard tools has resulted in rapid tool wear and material damage, including integrity, surface quality and delamination.
Every motorist uses rearview mirrors whenever they get behind the wheel. In fact, most people look at them every few seconds as they drive. However, few ever give those ubiquitous devices much thought.
Lubricity is more than a just a cool word. It is the slipperiness needed on a fastener to achieve controlled torque during assembly. A wide variety of lubricants are specifically designed for this purpose, ranging from beeswax polish and anti-seize grease, to silicone spray.
There are no unimportant or unnecessary parts in an assembly. Each component within a product, be it large or small, simple or complex, has been delegated there by an engineer to perform a specific task.