Fastco Industries produces specialty fasteners through a general process that typically includes most or all of the following processes that are performed both in-house and also through our key partnerships:
Raw material is purchased and procured in the form of rolled coils of steel wire.
Raw material is fed into tooled-up cold-heading forming equipment and the blank of a part is formed in two to five total stations.
Cold-formed blanks are fed onto tracks and rolled between two parallel dies to produce threads on the shanks.
Cold-formed and threaded product is wash in a chemical solution to remove excess oil and impurities.
Near-finished parts are cut, drilled, milled, or pointed in a number of secondary machining processes if dimensional requirements are necessary.
Raw parts are sent to Fastco’s key partners for metal treatments to adhere to customer hardness requirements.
Parts are sent to additional key partners for coating or plate protection from elements based on the final application of the part.
Inspection and Sort
Parts are returned from outside processes and checked for dimensions and material certificates before they are sorted for defects.
Finished goods are packed and transferred to the warehouse and made ready for pick and shipment to Fastco customers.