September 8, 2009

Alcoa Fastening Systems Introduces Quick Change Socket System for Portable Fastening Tooling Systems

Torrance, California…. Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS) announces that its Assembly Tool Systems Division, located in Fullerton, CA, has developed a flexible quick change socket system that can be used with pneumatic and battery powered tool platforms configured to install a large variety of break-off collars. The system provides instant socket change without the need for wrenches or disassembly of any kind. Combined with proper manufacturing techniques, this system can provide a lower cost tooling solution, improved productivity, and ergonomic benefits.

Alcoa Fastening Systems, a business unit of Alcoa, is a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of fastening systems including specialty fasteners, fluid fittings, assembly components, and installation systems for aerospace and commercial applications. Headquartered in Torrance, California, the company has more than 6,000 employees, and manufactures at 21 locations in 9 countries.  AFS also operates 7 worldwide distribution/logistics centers that provide value-added services.
For more information about Alcoa Fastening Systems, visit For information about its complete line of Aerospace Products, please contact Ms. Anne Brown, Manager, Global Marketing Communications, Tel: 1 714 449 4374; Fax: 1714 278 8726; e-mail.

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Alcoa Fastening Systems’ Quick Change Socket Systems