Welding was seen as the only way to ensure the integrity of joints in demanding load-bearing or high-vibration structures.

For decades, companies manufacturing heavy-duty equipment or fabricating large, metal structures continued to employ the universally accepted process of welding joints together.

However, today there are alternatives to welding, one of the foremost being direct-tension installed, swaged lockbolts, such as the HuckBolts® currently offered by Howmet Fastening Systems.


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