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PTP Expands is Sales and Service Capabilities

May, 2023
PTP announces its certification as a supplier of HS4773 components to The Boeing Company. Accredited suppliers are approved to do business with Boeing Company and its approved suppliers.

The process began with a request from Timken Aerospace Drive Systems (“ADS”) that PTP be added as a supplier of HS4773 studs. Timken requires these ring lock studs for Apache drive system assemblies. Qualifying Precision Threaded Products was shown to improve lead time and reduce cost for the HS4773 standard. PTP is widely recognized as a major producer of ring lock studs to MS and other standards.

The HS4773 product category is a widely used, high-precision ring-locked stud manufactured for use on V-22 Osprey, AH-6 Little Bird, AH-64 Apache, H-47 Chinook, SB Defiant™ and MH-139 helicopters manufactured by Boeing Military Rotorcraft.

PTP Expands is Sales and Service Capabilities

July, 2022
PTP has expanded its sales and service capabilities with the addition of Engineered Components, Inc., Palmertown, PA to its aerospace sales network.

Engineered Components has, for more than 4 decades, specialized in sales to the aerospace sector, specifically switches, sensors and fluid power systems for OEM and MRO applications. It will provide business development and technical consulting for PTP’s ring and key lock studs and inserts, specialized bolts, screws and shafts, and similar components.

PTP exhibits at ACM exhibition

November, 2021
Joe Syryla and Laurie Kearney greeted customers and prospects at ACM’s annual exhibition November 10 at Hartford’s Connecticut Convention Center. ACM comprises one of the largest, most experienced concentrations of world-class suppliers to the aerospace industry.

PTP has expanded its manufacuring capabilities for precision bolts to include T-Bolts

TF33 is the USAF designation for Pratt & Whitney'sJT3 commercial engine.

September, 2021
Precision Threaded Products participated in the development of 16 proposals for the Tinker Air Force Base Propulsion Directorate relative to the TF33 Engine. The TF33 boasts decades of performance in military and civilian service, with more than 1,000 engines currently in service. The TF33 engine has accumulated more than 72 million flight hours, most while powering the B-52 bomber, an aircraft capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes up to 50,000 feet.

The proposals were part of a US Air Force initiative to rapidly provide manufacturing solutions for TF33 engine parts challenges. Contracts were awarded to PTP and its partners for all 16 proposals. PTP is honored for the opportunity to serve US warfighter efforts through innovative prototyping and manufacturing, and lean practices that streamline lead times.

PTP has expanded its manufacuring capabilities for precision bolts to include T-Bolts

April, 2021
Precision Threaded Products has expanded its manufacuring capabilities for precision bolts to include T-Bolts, a broad category of critical fasteners used throughout traditonal aerospace and aviation, and in the rapidly-developing electric aircraft sector.

T-Bolts are widely used to clamp fixtures and tooling, in T-Track clamping systems, in leveling systems, and in engine overhaul operations. Their distinctive head geometry allows both internal and external fixturing. They are generally less costly than hex bolts, the product they often replace. T-bolts can be efficiently manufactured in orders of all sizes and require less machining and secondary processing than other types of aerospace bolts. Learn more

PTP has been re-certified

April, 2021
Precision Threaded products completed its surveillance audit in December, 2020, and was approved for continued certification to ISO 9001:2015 and AS 9100. As you would expect for an aerospace quality certification, AS 9100 places a much greater focus on risk management. This means that PTP documents, evaluates and mitigates risk in a structured, effective way - allowing us to ensure the highest level of quality assurance for our customers. Precision Threaded Products is a PWA LCS, UTAS and GE Approved Vendor, and is Federal Government / Military Build-to-Print approved. All PTP products are made in the USA.

PTP Thanks You

March 29, 2021
PTP thanks every member of our production and administration teams, loyal customers and vendors for a record sales year! Despite it being a challenging year, there were many notable high points, including the addition of a new CNC, a total rebuild of our high-performance thread rolling equipment and the addition of new thread roll inspection equipment.

Atlas GE Aviation

February 24, 2021
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. has signed an agreement with GE Aviation to purchase GEnx-2B engines for its four Boeing 747-8 Freighters, along with a 20-year TrueChoice Overhaul agreement. GEnx-2B engines are the fastest selling high-thrust engine in GE’s history, with more than 2,500 sold to date.

GE aviation engines are manufactured using PTP fasteners. PTP is also a leading manufacturer of fasteners for the MRO aerospace market.

Timken Company for being named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies®

February 23, 2021
PTP congratulates its customer, Timken Company for being named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies® for the 11th time. Ethisphere Institute, a leader in defining the standards of ethical business practices, announced its 2021 honorees today. Ethisphere assesses a company's culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity and initiatives to support a strong value chain to determine its list of honorees.

Companies from 22 countries earned a spot on the list; Timken is among eight companies honored in the industrial manufacturing category.

ALA SpA, a distributor of PTP fasteners and other precision aircraft components

January 13, 2021
ALA SpA, a distributor of PTP fasteners and other precision aircraft components, has been awarded ISO 14001:2015 certification, a standard that specifies the requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). The ISO 14001:2015 standard is a voluntary, but increasingly important certification that provides assurance that all possible environmental impacts are being assessed, measured and minimized.

July, 2020
PTP has expanded its professional staff with the addition of Joseph Syryla as Manufacturing Engineer and Estimator. The position is broad in scope, and includes several long-term objectives, including simplifying manufacturing and estimating processes, developing manufacturing techniques that reduce scrap, designing broach holders and managing continuous improvement efforts for several secondary manufacturing operations; specifically threading, broaching, milling, and stamping. Syryla was formerly a Manufacturing Engineer and Estimator for Thompson Aerospace.

U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper

U.S. Marine Corps’ AH-1Z Viper

June, 2020
PTP congratulates its long-term customer, GE Aviation on its award of a five-year, $180 million contract by the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division to repair and overhaul T700 rotorcraft engines in support of the U.S. Navy’s MH-60 Seahawk, and the Marine Corps’ AH-1Z Viper and Bell UH-1Y Venom/Huey helicopters.


May, 2020
PTP congratulates its valued customer, Boeing, on their recent award, by the US Navy, of $3.1B in cruise missile contracts. Boeing will build the Harpoon and Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response (“SLAM ER”) weapon systems in support of Foreign Military Sales.

Boeing last delivered the SLAM ER weapon system in 2008. In October 2019, Boeing began construction on a new 35,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility to support increased production for the Harpoon and SLAM ER programs.

December, 2019
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. and Juneyao Air celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first A320neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTFengines, a long-time customer of PTP. Shanghai-based Juneyao Air operates 17 Airbus A320ceo jets, covering both domestic and international routes.

December, 2019
PTP congratulates its valued customer, GE Aviation, on receiving an award from the U.S. Army for the continued production of T700 turboshaft engines in support of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and other government agency program requirements through 2024.

The production contract is valued at more than $1B (USD) for as many as 1,700 T700 engines. These engines are manufactured at GE Aviation’s facility in Lynn, Mass.

February, 2019
Precision Threaded Products has earned accreditation as a supplier of high strength fasteners by Collins Aerospace (formerly UTC Aerospace Systems-UTAS). Accredited suppliers are approved to do business with Collins Aerospace and other UTAS-approved suppliers.

In addition to UTAS certification, Precision Threaded Products PTP has a robust internal Quality Management System (QMS). It maintains AS9100/ISO 9001:2015 Rev. D certification, is GE approved, and holds a PWA LCS. It is included on DLA’s QSLM for Class 3 Threaded Fasteners. PTP is Federal Government / Military Build-to-Print approved.

April, 2018
PTP congratulates its valued customer, GE Aviation, on its recognition by Sikorsky for exceptional supplier performance.

GE Aviation achieved Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) Elite Supplier status after demonstrating exceptional quality, delivery and customer support performance related to Sikorsky’s UH-60 Black Hawk aircraft.

On March 15, GE Aviation completed its first flight test of the world’s largest jet engine, the GE9X. GE is building the GE9X for Boeing’s new 777x long-haul airplane. The GE9X engine lifted off March 14, under the wing of GE Aviation's Boeing 747 flying test-bed in Victorville, California.

PTP is now certified to manufacture HS4773 studs for Boeing and its suppliers.