The development of the first lockbolt fastener was pioneered in the mid 1940s. Since that revolutionary design, which greatly simplified the assembly of structure, Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings has led the way with innovative designs that have been instrumental in improving structural integrity and reducing manufacturing costs around the world. Products are available in both unified and metric sizes. Installation tool systems are also offered.
lockbolt is the latest addition to the Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings lockbolt family. With a grip range that is more than twice that of other systems, each part number can be used in more than twice the applications. This means fewer part numbers to inventory. The wide selection of materials and diameters make the XPL® the most versatile lockbolt system ever.
The GP and LGP® Titanium, LGP® Aluminum
lockbolt families improved on the NAS lockbolt family by optimizing the lock groove design. This optimization makes the GP and LGP lockbolt system significantly lighter than comparable threaded fastening systems.