OK, I'll take it over the edge. Gas turbines are now designed with much less
safety cable. They've gone to mostly self locking fastners. Cheaper, faster,
From: M. Timney <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Wednesday, September 08, 1999 11:30 AM
Subject: Fw: Safety Wiring
>There's NOTHING better than Safety Cable. It is gradually replacing Safety
>Wire. About 7 years ago Safety Cable was developed by General Electric for
>their jet engines. Now used by many in the aerospace industry including
>the airlines, military and NASA. No sharp ends/pigtails to cause injury.
>No direction of twist/ twist per inch to worry about. Neutral between
>fasteners is acceptable. Tool dependent system, no training/practice
>necessary. Its a stainless steel cable with stainless endfittings that are
>crimped on. Comes in the same diameters as safety wire. Much stronger and
>less than half the weight.
>> > From: Ric Bergstrom <Ric_Bergstrom@britishcarclub.com>
>> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> > Subject: Re: Safety Wiring
>> > Date: Wednesday, September 08, 1999 8:14 AM
>> > >Most difficult thing, other than drilling the holes, is spiral
>> > wrapping
>> > >the wire; I used a set of pliers designed for that task.
>> > Actually the most difficult thing is not dripping blood all over the
>> > place when you run a strand of safetywire into a finger!
>> > Good safety wiring is the best thing out there to keep parts
>> > together.
>> > Ric