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    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.

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    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

    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.

    Cold Headed Fastener Advantages

    The Advantage of Cold Heading

    • Stronger parts: The grain is not cut in the process. The grain flows through the contour of the part resulting in a stronger part compared to a cut grain.
    • High-speed production: Machines can run up to 200 parts per minute.
    • Very accurate control of dimensions: Tolerances of ±.025mm on contained diameters and ±.125mm on most lengths.
    • Efficient use of material: The material is shaped, not cut, so there are also no shavings or bar ends.
    • Wide variety of formable materials: These include carbon steel, high-nickel alloy steel, stainless, and more.



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      Why is Fastco Industries Different Than Other Cold Forming Companies?

      • Tooling is produced in-house to extremely tight tolerances
      • State-of-the-art inspection equipment
      • 150,000 square feet of manufacturing space to handle any project
      • Engineering design and simulation
      • In-house milling of dies and machine support
      • Updated bowl and feed systems for thread rolling equipment
      • In-house secondary machining processes
      • State-of-the-art eddy current sort equipment including hardness checks and cracked-head detection