Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings has introduced the new 12.7mm (½ inch) diameter Huck® Magna-Lok® structural blind fastener, which it says is the strongest product of its type available on the market.
With extremely high shear (44.4Kn) and tensile (31.1Kn) strengths, plus high resistance to joint failure, the 12.7mm Magna-Lok® fastener offers 60% and 57% respective increases in shear and tensile strengths when compared to its predecessor, the R12 9.5mm fastener. The higher strength capability provides the user with the option of installing fewer fasteners per application, thus facilitating a reduced inventory, faster production times and potentially resulting in lighter weight products.
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