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    Cold Headed Bolts and Screws – Custom – Made in the USA

    Located in West Michigan, Fastco Industries has over 50 years of experience as a cold headed bolts and screws manufacturer. We specialize in custom cold heading manufacturing.

    Cold heading, also called cold forming, is a cost-effective and efficient process to produce both standard parts, such as bolts, screws, and pins, as well as custom fasteners. This technology has been in existence for over 150 years. The process uses a series of dies and punches to form steel coils into rivets, studs, bolts, and other male fasteners. These fasteners align, locate, position, fix, or conjoin two or more components.

    Since 1970, Fastco Industries has been a leading manufacturer of cold-headed fastener solutions for the industrial marketplace worldwide. Fastco focuses on providing cutting-edge manufacturing innovation, from our state-of-the-art inspection equipment to our in-house tooling capabilities. Our in-house tool room fabricates our own tooling. As a result, we can reduce lead times and accommodate different designs. These include multiple upset configurations, custom head shapes, and substitutions for multi-part assemblies. In addition, Fastco is IATF 16949:2016 certified, demonstrating our high quality commitment.

    Fastco excels in fast lead times and high-volume production. Not only that, but we are committed to partnering with our customers on all design support and customer service needs. We proudly manufacture our bolts and screws in our US-based manufacturing facilities.

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    Many Cold Heading Advantages for Bolt and Screw Production

    • Significant material savings because of reduced scrap in manufacturing versus machining.
    • Bolts and screws coming off a cold header are usually complete, less thread rolling or outside processing, with nearly zero scrap.
    • Cold heading can improve bolt performance. The grain flow is uninterrupted, unlike in screw machining. The cold heading process rearranges the grain structure increasing shear strength performance.
    • Cold heading of bolts and screws offers a consistent, higher quality surface finish due to the smooth condition and dimensions of the forming dies. This can eliminate secondary finishing.
    • Cold heading features a tight tolerance consistency.


    Types of Cold Headed Bolts and Screws Manufactured

    • Custom Bolts and Screws
    • Weld Bolts and Screws
    • Indented Hex Bolts and Screws
    • Shoulder Bolts and Screws
    • Collar Bolts and Screws
    • Isolator Bolts and Screws
    • Valve Cover Bolts and Screws


    Bolt and Screw Size Ranges

    Our bolts and screws are offered in sizes ranging from M3 to M18 and lengths of 10mm to 225mm.

    Bolt and Screw Materials

    • Carbon Steel 1010-1015-1018-1022-1038-1045-10B21
    • Alloy Steel 1541-4037-4135-4140-B16
    • Stainless Steel 302-304-316-410-430
    • High Nickel Alloy Stainless Steel A286-431


    Secondary Operations Available

    • Adhesive Patch
    • Cleaning
    • Heat Treating
    • Kitting and Assembly
    • Machining
    • Plating

    IATF 16949:2016 Certified for Automotive

    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.

    Why is Fastco Industries Different Than Other Cold Forming Companies?

    Our investments in the company have continually improved our processes.

    • 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

    Our Brand Promise

    How does Fastco bring specialty cold-headed fasteners to market faster than any other production manufacturer?

    • Predictability in manufacturing
    • Greater control of tooling creation
    • Tub tracking for improved parts location
    • Superb preventative maintenance
    • Advanced PLEX ERP System
    Parts Distribution

    Located on the same campus as our manufacturing facilities, Fastco’s distribution center supports our customers’ full supply chain and inventory management.

    Give us an opportunity to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote for your cold-headed bolts and screws or other cold heading services. We  can accommodate low-volume orders as well as quantities in the millions.

    Call (616) 389-1409 or use the Request for Quote tab. One of our representatives will get back with you promptly.