Material Guide

Pro-Bolt is proud to be Europe’s largest stockist of titanium and aluminium fasteners, along with a growing range of stainless steel products. Our uniquely designed bolts have been successfully tested in the field for the last four years, gaining us a reputation for high quality products, excellent customer service and prompt delivery. Since 1999, Pro-Bolt has supplied many of the top names in the world of Motorsport. We have now taken the initiative and are actively developing products suitable for the Marine Industry.


We manufacture in the UK using single process on multi-axis CNC machining centres, which includes thread rolling. Thread standards are to BS3692:1967, the British Standard for ISO Precision Metric Threads, and route radii vary between 0.8mm and 0.4mm, the maximum that we can use to improve shear strength. Thread lead varies between K1 and K2. We also supply items machined from bar.


We encourage trade enquiries and welcome the opportunity to provide you with a quotation.


Manufactured from 7075T6 aluminium, and suitable for use in all non-safety critical areas, all products are available in a choice of black, blue, gold, orange, purple, red and silver. During manufacturing, the head is cold formed and the shank thread rolled. The anodising involves chemically brightening and colour anodising to between 8 and 12 microns thick. We offer Race Spec Drilled Flanged Hex Head, Socket Cap Bolts, Countersunk Bolts, Dome Head Bolts, Nuts and Washers – from 3mm to 10mm.


Density  2730kg/m3 (170lb/ft3)         
Young's Modulus  72GPa (10.4 x 106 psi)
Yield Strength   505 MPa (120 x 103 psi)
Ultimate Tensile Strength  570 MPa (73.2 x 103psi)
Compressive Strength  505 MPa (82.7 x 103psi)
Shear Modulus    27 GPa (3.92 x 106 psi)
Shear Strength        330 MPa (47.9 x 103 psi)
Ductility         10% elongation at break
Poisson's Ratio    0.33
Hardness  150 Brinell
Strength-to-Weight Ratio  185 kNm/kg
Stiffness-to-Weight Ratio  26.4 Mnm/kg


Manufactured from A316 stainless steel. A316 stainless steel has a minimum chromium content of 16.5% and contains elements of carbon, molybdenum, silicon, phosphorus, sulphur, nickel, manganese and iron, all of which add properties of formability, strength, weldability and enhanced corrosion resistance. All of the fasteners are highly polished to a mirror-like finish.

 Density  8030kg/m3(501lb/ft3)
 Young's Modulus     193GPa (28 x 106psi)
 Yield Strength  260MPa (37.7 x 103 psi)
 Ultimate Tensile Strength      570MPa (82.7 x 103psi)
 Compressive Strength  260MPa (37.7 x 103psi)
 Shear Modulus  78GPa (11.3 x 106 psi)
 Ductility  40% elongation at break
 Poisson's Ratio  0.27
 Hardness  95 Rockwell B+
 Maximum value allowed by ASTM  A240
 Strength-to-Weight Ratio  32.4kNm/kg
 Stiffness-to-Weight Ratio  24 MNm/kg


Made from aircraft grade titanium 6AL-4V (grade 5), the outstanding benefits are that we roll the threads to produce greater fatigue strength and reduce galling. These bolts are in excess of 120,000psi ultimate tensile strength, suitable to replace both Grade 5 and Grade 8  steel bolts. We offer Race Spec drilled Flanged Hex Head Bolts, Flanged Hex Head, Tapered Socket Cap, Countersunk Bolts, Dome Head Bolts, Nuts and Washers – from 3mm to 12mm. 

Black Titanium: Long lasting finish resulting from an application of Diamond Like Coating (DLC). This unique finish increases the fastener lifetime and helps to prevent galling whilst providing a supreme hardness and offering the optimum in corrosion resistance thanks to a nano-composite coating.

 Density  4420kg/m3 (276lb/ft3)
 Young's Modulus  110GPa (16 x 106psi)
 Yield Strength  828 MPa (120 x 103 psi)
 Ultimate Tensile Strength  1030MPa (149 x 103 psi)
 Compressive Strength  960MPa (139 x 103 psi)
 Shear Modulus  43GPa (6.24 x 106 psi)
 Ductility  10% elongation at break
 Poisson's Ratio  0.34
 Hardness  36 Rockwell C
 Strength-to-Weight Ratio  187kNm/kg
 Stiffness-to-Weight Ratio  24.9MNm/kg