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Boltight: Innovating with Augmented Reality


1: Specialists in large-scale industrial bolts

2: Looking to bring digital transformation into the business

3: Using AR to modernise their approach to prototyping

Boltight: Innovating with Augmented Reality

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Boltight specialises in large-scale industrial bolts, where accuracy and safety are paramount. The core business focuses on designing and manufacturing bolting solutions. 

In 2015, Boltight was acquired by Nord-Lock Group. The alignment makes perfect sense, as Nord-Lock Group also specialise in bolting and securing solutions.  

The Nord-Lock Group, as a whole, is exploring the impact that digitisation can make. Boltight wanted to be at the forefront of bringing digitalisation to the business.



Boltight has a vast customers base, regularly requesting demonstrations or a supply of materials. Considering the volume of requests for this type of demonstration, Boltight decided augmented reality is the best way to show their capabilities -  without having to make expensive trips for demonstrations.

A recent customer approached Boltight with a request to see exactly how a bolts tension would fit on their bolt, as a result of this they had to print a 3D model to then be sent over to China. However, with the use of Augmented Reality, using Vuforia View, they can actually produce the exact specification of their tool from the CAD models within Creo and demonstrate for themselves how their bolts would fit.

If Boltight endeavours to the next steps and uses this kind of technology, it would allow the product user to access and keep information such as maintenance procedures. The benefit is clear: it gives users the ability to actually break down components within that specific product and learn how to maintain and reassemble the product - an extremely valuable asset to have.


Companies are on track to invest over $8 billion this year on augmented reality technology


Revenue from augmented reality is projected to be 3 times as high as that of VR by 2020.


The industries and customers Boltight supply are advancing, and so the technology Boltight uses must advance in line with that. 

The future for Boltight’s rollout is potentially very exciting. Recently Boltight has begun working with Vuforia Studio, using their AR technology to explore their Typhoon tool, a tool Boltight use for wind turbine insulation. The hope is that with both growth and experience Boltight will be able to use Vuforia to demonstrate how the tool would work practically on the turbine.

Vuforia View eliminates time wasted printing 3D models and also eliminates the lengthy postage time and costs to send.


Other Benefits Include:

  • Speedy time to market
  • Reduced costs
  • Improved visual aesthetics
  • Demonstrations unique to users needs


Boltight were originally presented with AR from a contact within Concurrent Engineering. Concurrent provided continuous support and guidance around the software, supplying a strong knowledge base around the software and a constant support network.

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