All Fastco cold headed fasteners are proudly “Made in the USA” in our manufacturing facilities.
Fastco is IATF 16949:2016 certified. This standard replaces and supersedes the current ISO/TS 16949, defining the requirements of a quality management system for organizations in the automotive industry. Fastco provides the highest quality cold-headed bolts with just-in-time delivery to your facilities around the world.
Fastco Industries can help you with your design in an effort to take advantage of the cold heading process. Contact us for a no-cost evaluation of the design and we will provide suggestions and cold forming options that can optimize your product. We are a bulk producer that can accommodate quantities in the millions. Give us a call or use the Request for Quote tab.
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The cold heading process involves forming a base part by redistributing steel, supplied to us in coiled wire, by use of dies and punches. Multiple station machinery make it possible to move the blank through a progression of dies to form the desired final shape. The result is the production of complex components at relative high speeds and with very good accuracy and consistency.
Cold heading is used when the higher volume of the part justifies the expense of the tooling and development. It is also used for difficult materials such as stainless steel. When the design of the part falls within our parameters, there are typical cost savings of over 40% as compared to screw machining. The parts are typically stronger, hold better tolerances, and have a consistently higher quality level than other forming methods.