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Product Spotlight: MS21060L3 Military Standard Nutplates

MS21060L3

MS21060L3 Self-Locking, Floating Nutplates

bisco industries is proud to supply MS21060L3 nutplates as well as the entire line of MS21060 series nutplates. bisco’s MS21060L3 self-locking floating nutplates meet military standard (MS), NASM21060, and fall under National Stocking Number (NSN), 5310-00-779-6625. MS21060L3 floating nutplates are widely used in aerospace and defense applications to allow secure installation of captive nuts behind panels.

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bisco Earns Raytheon Supplier Excellence Award

bisco industries has been recognized with a four star 2015 Operational Excellence Supplier Award from Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems. The award is in recognition of bisco’s exemplary performance in helping Raytheon deliver mission assurance to their customers.

Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on certain criteria, including overall quality, on-time delivery and demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement. bisco industries was one of 82 companies recognized by Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business for 4-Star honors.

Learn About Partnering with bisco

bisco industries is proud to serve leading manufacturers in the aerospace and defense industries. To learn about how you can optimize your supply chain by partnering with bisco contact us today!

Counterfeit Parts Still An Issue For Military Equipment

In 2012 the Senate Armed Services Committee of the United States released a report identifying a massive number of imported counterfeit Chinese electronic parts being used in U.S. military equipment.

According to the report, more than 70% of an estimated one million suspected counterfeit parts were imported from China. The second and third largest sources for fake parts were the United Kingdom and Canada. The report also highlighted that counterfeit parts were found in helicopters and planes used by the United States Navy.

Some three years after the report, combatting counterfeit parts continue to be a significant focus for the defense and aerospace industry. Supply chain members are focusing on maintaining and improving product traceability in addition to cutting out unknown and unreliable suppliers. The failure of a single electronic part in any military vehicles could not only result in higher overall costs, but also cause injuries, mission failure, reduced dependability and product recall. Most importantly for the manufacturing community, it could result in the loss of contracts, and the shutdown of manufacturing lines.

A Trusted Source for Mil-Spec Components

As a recognized quality leader in the manufacturing and distribution industries, bisco is a trusted source for military specification (mil-spec) components. Our counterfeit detection process flags outdated cage codes and date codes, requiring a stringent validation and authentication process.  In addition, bisco’s AS9100/ISO9001 certified quality management system ensures that even the highest-level client requirements are met. To learn more about bisco’s quality management system and our value added services contact your local bisco representative.

South Carolina Aerospace Industry Growth Outpaces Washington State

Last week, The University of South Carolina released its “Aerospace in the Southeast” study showing that though it’s size still pales in comparison to that of Washington state’s, South Carolina’s aerospace industry is growing at a faster rate.

The study compares South Carolina’s private sector aerospace growth — aerospace manufacturing, air transportation and air transportation support services — to Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Washington state. The report found that among those states, South Carolina is actually the industry leader in private sector aerospace revenue growth. South Carolina’s aerospace sector grew at a rate of 15.5% from 2010-2012, compared to Washington’s 13.9% growth (the data excluded military aviation).

Of course, Washington’s aerospace industry, centered around Boeing, remains far larger than its southern counterparts. South Carolina’s entire aerospace workforce only makes up 19% of the 92,000 aerospace workers in Washington.

The Next Step For Aersospace In The Southeast

For the rest of the southeastern states to get on the same playing field as Washington, aerospace firms need more metal finishing and metal processing suppliers in a close proximity.  More original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier-one firms moving to these states would also accelerate growth. Lastly, companies in the Southeast need to obtain their AS9100 certifications — a quality management system for the aerospace industry — in order to do more work for large OEMs like Boeing.

A Dedicated Partner For The Aerospace Supply Chain

For over 40 years bisco industries has been serving quality-oriented companies in the aerospace industry. Our quality management team works diligently in cooperation with dedicated sales reps to ensure that products arrive on time and to our customers’ specifications. bisco is AS9100 certified and has 48 local facilities throughout North America. We also have 8 regional warehouses that have been strategically placed so clients receive products as soon as possible. Visit biscoind.com to learn more and shop for products.

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