Washers are small parts and, by themselves, seem rather insignificant. Despite this, in the aerospace industry, it is plain to see how small parts can be crucial to larger components, making machines greater than the sum of their parts. Each of Boeing’s groundbreaking 787 dreamliners features a staggering 2.4 million fasteners used to assemble it. In fact, almost all of the aircraft in the sky, as well as those in space, are dependent upon an ensemble of tiny parts like washers and other fasteners including nuts and bolts. This blog will shed some light on the many applications of washers within the aerospace industry and give you a better idea of their importance.