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    Inside a cold header open for maintenance in Fastco's Cold Heading Department

    Fastco’s Cold Heading Department

    Fastco’s Cold Heading Department The primary function of the cold heading process is to produce the “blanks” that are the start of the manufacturing operation at Fastco. Cold Heading is a high-pressure, high-speed progressive forming process that uses a series of dies and blows to form parts. At Fastco, our Cold Heading Department manufactures pins […]
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    Engineering at Fastco

    Engineering at Fastco At Fastco, Engineering’s primary role is to develop new and improve on existing processes. The team is also responsible for the following functions: Process print development Tooling design Sample development & simulation Engineering Feasibility evaluation of potential new products Develop all control plans Create FEMA & PPAP Troubleshooting support in all production […]
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    Sample Runs: Delivering Fasteners Fast

    Sample Runs at Fastco At Fastco, we deliver fasteners fast. Our sample lead times are industry-leading, due to our in-house tooling capabilities, engineering and cold heading expertise, and responsive customer service. In 2022, Fastco was awarded 65 new sample jobs. A few of these are pictured below. APQP before Sample Runs Every new part at […]
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    Sales at Fastco

    Sales at Fastco At Fastco, the Sales team doesn’t just sell parts; we perform a wide variety of tasks, from marketing & advertising, to quoting new business, to managing the sample process, to handling price increases and general customer relationship management for established customers. Managing customer relationships is a broad and ongoing job. It requires […]
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    Thread Rolling Team at Fastco

    The Thread Rolling Team at Fastco is responsible for rolling threads, knurls, and/or fetters onto cold headed blanks.   What is Thread Rolling? The threads form when dies press against cold headed blanks. The same process is used for knurling. Thread rolling is the most efficient and cost effective for large production runs, since machine […]
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    Hi Lo being driven by a material handler in production control department

    Production Control

    Production Control at Fastco The Production Control department’s primary role is to move product. Whether it is keeping the cold heading department supplied with raw material, moving bins of product to the next step, or taking product to and from the outside processors, our team makes it happen. Every team member in the Production Control […]
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