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    Fastco Industries produces a wide variety of fasteners using the cold heading process as the basic forming method. Cold headed studs, rivets, pins, bolts, SEMS washers, MAThread/MATpoint, and specials, in production quantities, have been our strength since our inception in 1970. A trusted proven supplier focused on superior quality, striving for zero defects with 100% on-time-delivery.

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

    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 indicative of a less complicated process.

    The Advantage of Cold Heading

    • 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 – 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 – very little waste
    • Wide variety of formable materials
    • No shavings or bar ends



    • Automotive


    • Construction


    • Heavy Equipment & Axle

      Heavy Equipment & Axle

    • Defense


    • Medical


    • Agricultural


    • Appliance


    • Furniture


    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. Always the highest quality cold headed bolts produced, on-time, with just-in-time delivery to your facilities around the world.

    • Why is Fastco Industries Different Than Other Cold Forming Companies?

      Its Large Investments in the Company Have Continually Improved Its 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

      To Bring Specialty Cold-Headed Bolts to Market Faster than Any Other Production Manufacturer How Does Fastco Industries Achieve the Brand Promise?

      • Predictability in Manufacturing
      • Greater Control of Tooling Creation
      • Tub Tracking for Improved Parts Location
      • Superb Preventative Maintenance
      • Advanced PLEX ERP System

    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 hold no minimum for orders, but can accommodate quantities in the millions. Call (616) 389-1402 or use the forms tabs found on at the top.

    One of our representatives will get back with you promptly. We Thank You!