Selection Guide:
NAS Manufacturing Hardware

“AIA’s National Aerospace Standards (NAS) are voluntary standards developed by the aerospace industry since 1941. Subject matter experts from AIA member companies participate in committees and working groups to develop and maintain the NAS library, which currently contains over 1400 active standards. All standards development is conducted in accordance with TOC-1, Development Procedures for National Aerospace Standards. AIA is an accredited standards developer (ASD) through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).”

- Aerospace Industries Association

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What is NAS Manufacturing?

The National Aerospace Standards (NAS) are a set of technical standards developed and maintained by the United States Aerospace Industries Association (AIA). They are used by the aerospace industry and cover various aspects of aerospace engineering, including materials, fasteners, dimensions, and manufacturing processes. 

These standards cover a wide range of specifications, including materials, dimensions, tolerances, and testing procedures. When manufacturing hardware products are listed as meeting NAS standards, it means the hardware components and fasteners adhere to these specific standards.

Why Do Manufacturing Companies Prefer NAS Products?

NAS is considered a higher manufacturing standard for many reasons, including:

  1. Stringent Requirements: NAS standards are known for their rigorous and rigid requirements, including higher tolerances, specifications, and quality control measures compared to more general industry standards.

  2. Industry Consensus: NAS standards are developed through a collaborative process involving industry experts, engineers, and regulatory bodies. This ensures that the standards reflect the collective knowledge and experience of the aerospace community and helps in keeping the standards up-to-date with advancements in technology and materials.

Comprehensive Coverage: NAS standards cover a wide range of aspects, including materials, fasteners, dimensions, testing procedures, and more. As the standards cover so many hardware products and areas, they help address various challenges and requirements in aerospace manufacturing, providing a holistic approach to quality assurance that translates into other industries well.


What Makes NAS Hardware Different from Lyn-Tron’s Standard Hardware Products?

All Lyn-Tron manufactured hardware - whether we are manufacturing our standard products or when we are manufacturing to the NAS requirements - goes through the same rigorous inspection requirements to ensure the best supplies. This allows for many of our standard products to be dually certified as a Lyn-Tron standard part number and the NAS part number.

Some NAS standards will call out specific materials and finishes to be used. Lyn-Tron has extensive experience in manufacturing the materials and finishes used in the aerospace industry. Our Customer Service team will be happy to assist you in selecting the right component. We are happy to assist in selecting the best parts from our NAS Parts Line or our Lyn-Tron Standard Parts Line.

Which NAS Parts does Lyn-Tron Offer?

The AIA maintains over 1400 standards in a broad range of product categories. Lyn-Tron continues to discover new standards and develop new capabilities to broaden our offering and continually strive to provide the best hardware supplies. Contact us to discuss your specific needs, but a few of the parts we offer include that meet NAS standards include:

More National Aerospace Standard Supplier Questions?

Lyn-Tron has been manufacturing the best electronic components and hardware for over 50 years! All Lyn-Tron electronic hardware is made in the USA and held to the highest quality standards, including NAS.

Feel free to contact us today if you have any questions about selecting the right part for your project, or to review our custom manufacturing options for parts of your own design.