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GDLS “Fredserts” Provide New Twist on Threaded Inserts

GDLS “Fredserts” Provide New Twist on Threaded Inserts

In response to a changing global combat environment, today’s defense industry is transitioning in many cases to aluminum structures; leveraging weight savings that provide soldiers with agile vehicles with which to execute their mission.  While aluminum provides...

Fully-Automated Threaded Insert Installation

Fully automated threaded insert installation significantly improves high-volume fabrication of assemblies produced from aluminum, magnesium, and more.  In addition to the superior strength, sealing capability, and customization that Fredserts offer, the ability to...

The Fredsert: a threaded insert tough enough for the Marines

Engineers at General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Mich., faced a challenge when designing the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle for the U. S. Marine Corps. The amphibious combat craft needed to be made mostly of a lightweight aluminum alloy so that it would...