ZIPNIK (TM)

​​*Finalist in the Golden Mousetrap Awards 2016


US Patent US20130094923 A1, is a self-aligning, telescoping, articulating, pre-rotational-engagement nut which;

1. Is captive to its parent bracket or module thus eliminating fastener handling.

2. Requires NO hand starting, which precludes Repetitive Motion Injury (RMI).

3. "Pre-attaches" components to their mating module, frame or apparatus prior to

rotating the nut (pre-rotational engagement). 

It is the first and only fastener to engage nut/stud threads prior to rotation

and it is the only nut that can retain a component to a stud if the nut or stud

fractures or strips.

This breakthrough invention virtually eliminates Foreign Object Damage (FOD)

caused by loose fastener pieces sucked into jet intakes or damaging control

surfaces.

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Zipnik™ is a fail-secure telescoping bolt that eliminates loose fasteners and provides two-hand installation of any sub-component or module.

Zipnik™ is a zero FOD aerospace fastener that meets TACOM directives for Pitstop and high-speed removal-installation of military vehicle components.

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