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    Cold Headed Fasteners – Fastco Industries

    Studs – Rivets – Pins – Bolts – Specials – SEMS Washers – MAThread, MATPoint Design


    Since 1970, Fastco Industries has been leading manufacturer of cold headed fasteners. We manufacture bolts, pins, rivets, studs, screws, and more for many industries. As an IATF 16949:2016 certified company, Fastco has been a long-time automotive supplier. Since we manufacture 80% of our tooling in-house, we can turn around prototypes and samples rapidly for industrial, heavy equipment, and construction industries.

    What is Cold Heading?

    Cold heading, also called cold forming, is a cost-effective and efficient process to produce both standard parts, such as bolts, screws, rivets, 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. Cold heading allows for holding tight tolerances and is a bulk-manufacturing process. As a result, we specialize in high-volume production.

    In addition to rapid lead times and high-volume production, Fastco listens to our customers. We see ourselves as partners in providing quality fasteners.  We are here to provide design support and excellent customer service.

    All Fastco cold headed fasteners are proudly Made in the USA in our  manufacturing facilities.

    Advantages of Cold Heading

    Cold heading is a method of forming metal in progressive steps into net-shaped or near net-shaped 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.
    • Very accurate control of dimensions: Tolerances of ±.025mm on contained diameters and ±.125mm on most lengths.
    • High speed production – up to 200 parts per minute
    • Efficient use of material – very little waste
    • Wide variety of formable materials
    • No shavings or bar ends
    IATF 16949:2016 Certified for Automotive

    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 can help you with your design in an effort to take advantages of the cold heading process. Contact us for a no cost evaluation of the design and we will provide suggestions and forming options that can optimize your product.