Utilising the principles of biomimicry, the first Joinlox designs were inspired by the way clams and other seashells attach themselves to rock ledges using anchors at the end of hundreds of small filaments, called byssus threads. These threads, although thin and flexible, have a high tensile strength and can produce a very strong hold when their strength is added together.
This principle was then applied to Joinlox, developing a system that involves two interlocked edges that quickly mesh together like the teeth of a zipper. A locking key is placed between the interlocking teeth and slid or levered only one pitch length into place, wedging the joint edges together with a uniformly loaded force along the entire length or circumference of the join.
Independent engineering and industry assessments using both computer modeling and physical stress tests on various Joinlox joins have determined that despite the fact that they use less materials they could be several times stronger than a bolted flange or other similar methods. The result is an innovative joining system that is simple, inexpensive, fast and is suitable for a wide variety of materials and proven to be strong enough to cover a range of industrial applications.
In 2007 Joinlox was registered, and lodged provisional patents around the world. Since then the company has developed numerous variations and applications for the proprietary technologies, lodged a number of new international patents and delivered innovative joining solutions to some of the world’s largest manufacturers and industry-leading organisations. Joinlox has received worldwide acclaim and numerous innovation awards including the Visionary New Product Award for Innovation at the International AWFS Fair held in Las Vegas 2015 and the ABC’s New Inventors Award. Joinlox systems are revolutionising every industry sector.