Howmet Aerospace is a global leader in engineered metal products. Our Howmet Fastening Systems Business Unit is a leading designer and manufacturer of precision-engineered products that hold together components used in many industrial markets including truck, trailer, bus, rail, automotive, HVAC, green energy, agriculture, mining, oil and gas, material handling, heavy equipment, and more.

Over A Century of Staying Power

Over A Century of Staying Power


Howmet Aerospace is a global leader in engineered metal products. Our industrial brands are benchmarks in the design, engineering and manufacture of precision-made fasteners that hold together major commercial products – products that touch nearly everyone's lives every single day.

With original designs dating back over 100 years, our industrial lockbolts and structural rivets have evolved to serve major manufacturers with precise, lasting joining for trucks, trailers, buses, railcars, rail, automobiles, HVAC systems, solar arrays, wind turbines, heavy-duty machines, material handling equipment, oil and gas rigs, and so much more.

Howmet is simply everywhere critical fastening is essential.

Our Brands



Lockbolts, Blind Fasteners & Tooling

Our original precision-engineered, high-performance lock bolts, structural blind rivets and tooling used by major industrial manufacturers around the world for proven, reliable assemblies.



Rivets, Rivet Nuts & Tooling

An expansive collection of standard open-end and specialty rivets, rivet nuts and tooling to complete attachments of smaller components and deliver OEM quality to aftermarket repairs.



Wire Thread Inserts & Tooling

The premium line of stainless-steel wire thread inserts and tooling to provide strong, permanent threads in softer materials such as plastics, aluminum, titanium and magnesium alloys.



Solid Thread Inserts & Tooling

Solid thread inserts designed to ensure extremely strong joints in OEM and Mil-Spec applications and repairs with an a unique, engineered key-lock system to prevent rotation once installed.



Howmet Aerospace creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working alongside our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build, package and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing, we deliver quality, highly engineered products that ensure customer success and create shareholder value.



“Product Integrity and Risk Management is an integral part of Howmet Aerospace's mission and core business values which differentiates us as the leaders in our respective industries. HFS is committed to consistently meeting customer & regulatory requirements and strive to enhance customer value by continually improving our Business Processes and Delivering Safe, Reliable Products.”


The management of HFS is committed to Continual Quality Improvement to achieve Operational Excellence. HFS management will provide all reasonable resources to ensure a systematic and companywide approach in pursuit of sustained continual improvement including continuous improvement methodologies.

HFS maintains a uniform Quality System that meets the requirements of the regulatory criteria of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR's) for Technical Standard Order and Parts Manufacturer Approval, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) European Communities (EC) regulatory criteria, ISO 9001, AS/EN/JISQ 9100, AS/EN 9102, AS/EN 9103, AS/EN 9110, AS/EN 9120, AS/EN 9131, AS/EN 9133, IATF 16949, and ISO/IEC 17025, to the latest revision.

The Quality Assurance Department of HFS has the responsibility and full authority, delegated by the President of Howmet Aerospace, to enforce all requirements of the Quality System and to revise those requirements to ensure continual improvement and control of product and process quality.

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