Thursday 11 March 2021 | British Motor Museum | Gaydon

New Huck® Fastener for Composites at Fast Live

A new fastener designed for use with the latest generation of composites has been launched by FAST Live exhibitor Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS).

Penta-Lok™ blind fasteners are ideal for joining composite panels to aluminium, steel and stainless steel and offer high pull-out strength and convenient blind-side installation. The Penta-Lok™ has a small centre-to-edge distance across the fastener, allowing it to be safely used near to the edges of panels, and retaining ‘claws’ which hold the fastener securely in place by deploying inside the composite panel itself, rather than on the outside like traditional blind fasteners. This, states AFS, is a significant benefit to users as it means no protrusions exist on the finished panel to snag on anything or anyone.

Additionally, AFS states that the high clamping retention of the Penta-Lok™ fastener assists in the reduction of both noise and vibration. Other benefits include fast installation time using standard Huck® tools and an easy visual check to assure the integrity of the joint.

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