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Change Your Hole Approach, Adhesive-Bonded Technology Takes A Giant Leap Forward: FIA2024 Partner Blog

Click Bond was founded more than 35 years ago on the belief that holes don’t belong in an aircraft.

Holes weaken substrates, allow for leak paths and galvanic corrosion, increase installation costs, and much more. Knowing this, Click Bond’s founders took a whole new approach, eliminating the need for holes by inventing our patented adhesive-bonded assembly solutions.

Since 1987, we’ve been manufacturing elegant and innovative solutions that use the power of adhesive bonding specifically developed to make our partners’ designs lighter, stronger, faster, and safer, all while supporting and expanding what’s possible for our customers. By using adhesive bonding, you ultimately extend your product’s life and streamline the manufacturing process, with products ranging from rivetless nutplates that can be installed 68% faster than riveted products and require no installation holes, to solutions that can withstand extremes of shock, temperature, and vibration, all while preventing galvanic and atmospheric corrosion.

Growth within the aerospace and defense industry is surging at unprecedented levels, with travel placing extraordinary demands on the commercial market, and the need for new defense products increasing with the rise in geopolitical instability. Meanwhile, within the Advanced Air Mobility market, we’ll be building aircraft at a scale the world has never seen before. Yet all these high-performance platforms must be built according to the same stringent performance and safety criteria as we’ve seen before.

Adhesive bonding is the key to solving these challenges. Adhesive-bonded fastening solutions provide the following benefits:

  • Improve cycle time
  • Reduce foreign object debris (FOD)
  • Lower production costs
  • Simplify installation and maintenance
  • Prevent corrosion
  • Reduce weight
  • Avoid errors and rework
  • Preserve structural integrity

(To learn more about these benefits, see our video, “8 Benefits of Adhesive-Bonded Fasteners.”)

Our products have been used and trusted on countless high-performance platforms, in missions of consequence around the world — in the air, on land, at sea, and even in space.

At Click Bond, we’ve always employed customer-driven innovation. We’ve listened to our customers, and, in response, we’ve made a significant investment in strengthening our bond with our customers. Building upon the exceptional quality of our adhesive-bonded parts, we’re developing the next generation of bonding solutions, which we’re excited to showcase at the 2024 Farnborough International Airshow.

Be sure to sign up for our VIP Experience at our stand in Hall 1, where we’ll share our latest innovations, our digital solutions incorporating XR for part placement and training, as well as our exciting new automated bonding process. Come discover how we’re enhancing not only the efficiency of our parts, but also your operations.

Then, in Hall 3, visit our Global Connection Center and speak one on one with our experts to learn how aerospace engineers are eliminating holes in their program designs, and connect to one of our Global Suppliers.

We look forward to seeing you at Farnborough and helping you to change your hole approach!

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