Sam Ashworth an engineering graduate at BAE Engineering based in Salmesbury, Lancashire has been attributed with the development of a new sticky tape which will be used to speed up and reduce the cost of fighter jet manufacture. The innovative tape will be used to cover component parts of the F-35 Lightning II, whilst it is emersed into an anti-corrosion chemical bath. The tape is quick to remove and leaves no marks behind on the plane. This is in contrast to the heavy aluminium tape, which was previously used and took 11 hours to remove and clean the surface. British Aerospace, the manufacturer of the jets, has confirmed that the new tape can be removed in just two and a half hours per part. The advanced tape will save around £15,000 for every F35 Lightning against original total cost. The same new tape will also be used in future to manufacture Hawk and Typhoon (shown here) aircraft. The tape has many other possibilities and could eventually be used in products for home and industry.
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