Processes

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Processes

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:

Material Acquisition
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Raw material is purchased and procured in the form of rolled coils of steel wire.

Cold Forming
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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.

Thread Rolling
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Cold-formed blanks are fed onto tracks and rolled between two parallel dies to produce threads on the shanks.

Wash
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Cold-formed and threaded product is wash in a chemical solution to remove excess oil and impurities.

Machining
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Near-finished parts are cut, drilled, milled, or pointed in a number of secondary machining processes if dimensional requirements are necessary.

Heat Treat
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Raw parts are sent to Fastco’s key partners for metal treatments to adhere to customer hardness requirements.

Plate
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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
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Parts are returned from outside processes and checked for dimensions and material certificates before they are sorted for defects.

Distribution
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Finished goods are packed and transferred to the warehouse and made ready for pick and shipment to Fastco customers.