Alcoa Fastening Systems and Rings (AFSR) Industrial Division was established in 2002 with the intention of providing a complete range of fastening solutions for a wide range of industrial markets and customers. The AFSR product range currently offers the greatest breadth and depth of fastening solutions available including: self-locking nuts, quick-release fasteners, draw latches, threaded inserts, lock-bolts & structural blind fasteners.
Through decades of experience working closely with major manufacturers from a myriad of markets, AFSR has developed the capability to engineer and produce special parts to meet specific fastening requirements. We have successfully worked with some of the world's leading manufacturers to develop unique and cost-effective solutions to fastening problems.
Our Industrial Fasteners Division offers over a century of experience in creating innovative fastener products and solutions serving the commercial transportation, automotive, industrial, technology, construction, and energy markets. Our fasteners and installation tools are used to assemble everything from trucks and truck trailers, buses, railcars, and automobiles to HVAC equipment, satellite dishes, solar panels, electronic cabinetry and shopping carts. Our extensive product line includes blind rivets, blind bolts, lockbolts, plus a full line of pneudraulic and hydraulic tools and installation equipment.
With manufacturing and distribution facilities on all major continents, AFSR has extensive experience working with customers on a global scale as well as providing for the fastening needs of local manufacturers.
Global experience combined with Alcoa's long-standing leadership and 'commitment to excellence' make AFSR the best choice for fastening systems.
AFSR have six brands that specialise in different products suitable for various applications.
Huck LockBolt and structural blind fasteners are designed to provide permanent, vibration-resistant, superior-quality joining solutions for use in industrial applications. Because Huck fasteners offer relatively high tensile, shear and clamp properties they are suited to applications where the joints are integral to the structure. Offering a clean and safe alternative to welding and a more efficient fastening method than standard nuts and bolts, Huck fasteners offer benefits which other fastening methods cannot, including quick and easy installation, elimination of re-checking / replacement, and ultimately cost reductions.
Each Huck fastener has its own unique characteristics ensuring that we have a product for every application. To choose the product that is right for you take a look at the product selector on our website.
Huck fasteners are used in many industrial markets including truck, trailer, automotive, HVAC, bus, coach, green energy and rail.
The range of quick release fasteners, draw latches & solid inserts from Camloc brings together 70 years worth of experience, traditional engineering skill and innovation, providing customers with effective, reliable and creative solutions for applications in electronics, industrial, transportation, aerospace and defence markets.
Camloc offer quarter-turn, push-turn and push-push fasteners for applications where easy and quick access is required on a regular basis such as electrical cabinets and machine guarding.
Camloc quick release fasteners are captive meaning that the fasteners remained attached to the machine or the guarding when removed.
Camloc draw latches provide an adjustable, high-performance method ideal for securing machine and equipment parts that must be opened or removed frequently.
Camloc Keenserts are high strength, vibration resistant solid inserts with locking 'keys' designed to hold the insert in place.
The new Camloc range of locks, hinges and handles offers quality fixings for industrial door applications such as machinery guarding and electrical cabinets.
Our dedicated engineering team can adapt existing products or develop customised quick release fastener and industrial latch solutions to meet diverse and constantly changing industrial demands. Camloc also offer customised solutions.
Quick release Fasteners
Door access products
Recoil’s range of quality wire thread inserts enable you to produce strong, permanent threads in metals and plastics but are particularly useful for creating strong threads in softer materials such as aluminium, titanium and magnesium alloys.
Recoil offer a huge range of insert sizes from 2mm diameter up to 100mm and in virtually all thread forms including METRIC, UNC, UNF, BSC, BA, BSP and BSW. We also stock rarer thread forms such as National Pipe Taper (NPT). Our new Tangless® range of inserts is especially effective for engine and electronics applications.
Recoil inserts are made from a range of materials and with various coatings to suit virtually any type of equipment manufacturing. We also have the expertise to develop new designs to your specification. Find out more about our range of coatings and materials.
And to install the inserts our ever expanding tooling range is available to ensure that you have the right tool for the job. Whether you are installing only a single insert or 100,000 inserts we have a tool suitable for you. Ranging from simple hand tools to complete pneumatic installation systems, Recoil tooling is simple to use and incredibly effective.
Wire thread inserts
Both available in Tangless and on Stripfeed if required
SNEP single and double slotted self-locking nuts combine performance, high vibration resistance and maximum re-usability to provide you with the perfect fastening solution.
SNEP also offer an extensive range of special nuts including self-locking -collar nuts, crimped nuts, notched nuts, set nuts and many more in sizes ranging from M3-M100.
Or if you require something highly specialised then SNEP can work with you closely to develop and produce the parts on time and on budget. SNEP can turn and mill on 10 axis and have a full range of secondary operations to provide you with perfectly finished products.
In 1936, aircraft designer Sir Oliver Simmonds company produced its first collection of aerospace nuts and accessories. Forty years later, Simmonds permanently indented its name on the fastening world by inventing and manufacturing the first ever range of nylon ring self-locking nuts - The Nylstop.
The Nylstop now forms part of our standard range of self-locking nuts.
In recent years, Simmonds has continued to develop this expertise and capability in high specification female thread fastener solutions which enables us to make high precision bespoke nuts to meet the specific quality, performance and cost requirements of our customers.
Following large scale investment, we have evolved our capability to include production of cold forged specials and high precision screw machined parts in steel, stainless steel, aluminium alloys and Ni alloys. This enables us to provide complex and innovative solutions to a range of clients across Europe, predominantly in the automotive industry.
The Marson® brand from Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings offers a full line of blind rivets in a wide variety of materials. Products include standard open-end rivets and specialty rivets, including Closed-end, Multi-Grip and Plastic rivets.
Marson also offer a complete range of high quality manual and pneumatic installation tools to complement the range of rivets. From hand-riveters to heavy-duty pneumatic tooling Marson has the right tool for the job.
Marson also offers an extensive array of rivet-nuts and thread-serts which provide efficient and cost effective methods for permanently replacing threads in thin materials.
The Marson range complements perfectly the Huck® brand of structural blind rivets and lockbolts from Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings.