All Fastco cold headed fasteners are proudly “Made in the USA” in our manufacturing facilities.
Fastco Industries maintains complete in-house cold formed fastener engineering services, including design and simulation capabilities. Our engineers support of all of our manufacturing processes. Fastco’s engineering team collaborates with our customers’ product development departments to map out guidelines and actions for cold headed fastener design, prototyping, the many testing parameters required, quality adherence, and production goals. Our inspection services further guarantee material specifications for your projects and enhance fastener quality and performance. As with our state-of-the-art equipment, we’ve invested heavily in engineering and our team since Fastco’s inception to deliver on your expectations and goals.
Fastco’s experienced engineering staff has extensive expertise in tackling your most difficult cold headed fastener problems, transforming them into solutions.
The process kicks off with SOLIDWORKS® for 3D CAD product design engineering and finite element analysis. With these software tools, we kick off the design process that will, ultimately, produce your fastener solution. Our software can design and simulate a wide variety of fasteners. Into this software, our engineers program tooling, material, and travel path. Then the part is run in virtual space. The program provides insight into extrude and upset ratios. The software also provides information regarding what process parameters are exceeded and is used to optimize tooling design to give the most consistent positive results.
Through the use of the deform feature in SOLIDWORKS® to alter shapes of complex surface or solid models, Fastco can work outside of the features constraints involved in creating the models.
Deform provides a simple way to change virtually any cold-headed fastener design, whether organic or mechanical, and is useful when creating design concepts or making geometric changes to complex models that would otherwise take too long using traditional sketch, feature, or history editing.
Overall, our customer collaboration from engineering through production can be thought of a blend of listening, creativity, flexibility, and effort.
Fastco is also IATF 16949:2016 certified. IATF 16949:2016 replaces and supersedes the current ISO/TS 16949, defining the requirements of a quality management system for organizations in the automotive industry. Fastco ensures you will receive the highest quality cold headed fasteners on-time, to any of your facilities around the world.
Fastco Industries is very customer-focused and we welcome the opportunity to quote your cold heading needs. Contact us to learn more about how our custom fastener solutions can improve your next application.