Under the banner of Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings, we’re bringing together two iconic companies – Alcoa Fastening Systems and Firth Rixson’s Rings business. With innovative products, technological and engineering knowhow, and decades of proven solutions, Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings is well positioned to keep the global aerospace, defense, automotive, commercial transportation, technology, construction, and energy markets – and the world - moving forward.

Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings (AFSR) is the leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of engineered fastening systems, specialty fasteners, components, installation tooling, and seamless rolled rings. We manufacture in many materials, including aluminum, corrosion-resistant steels, titanium, Inconel, Waspaloy, and other nickel-based superalloys.

Typical Applications

  • Assembly of composite sheet for armor plates
  • Modular shelters and air transportable pallets 
  • Airframe assembly
  • Aviation propulsion assembly
  • Chassis and suspension assembly
  • Vehicle body assembly


  • Cold forging and forming
  • Plating and heat treating
  • Assembly and installation tooling
  • Field service tooling kits

Why Alcoa

  • Committed to optimizing customers’ production efficiency
  • Broad range of structural fasteners
  • Available in steel, stainless steel, titanium, aluminum and nickel-based superalloys
  • Proven in tactical vehicle and aerospace applications
  • Faster installation time vs. traditional welding processes
  • Consistent fit/performance enhances manufacturing quality while reducing labor costs




  • HMMWV 
  • FMTV
  • Lockheed Martin JLTV
  • Eurofighter Typhoon
  • A400 M
  • MDBA missile programs
  • EH101
  • Mirage
  • F/A-22
  • F-35
  • MRAP 

Who we work with

  • Army, Navy, Marines, Congress, OEMs, DoD, Subsystem Suppliers, Primes


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