Fasteners & Parts

Even the smallest details can make a huge difference in your completed product. One loose wire can make the difference between a working engine and an expensive piece of scrap metal. The same is true of each and every fastener used within the automotive industry. The strength and reliability of the fasteners affect the overall ability of the finished product to do what it was designed to do, and to do it safely and consistently. Each of the processes used to manufacture fasteners is crucial in developing the right finished product for the task, and this is especially true for the heat treating process.

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 00:00

Optical Sorting: What it Is and Why You Need It

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Optical sorting is modern quality control at it finest. Computers and optical interfaces can see and understand things that a human eye may miss, and when incorporated into cold-formed products and fastening components, the results are second to none.

Understanding the process of cold heading is important so you know what to look for in a service provider. However, this is only the first step. You also need to know why cold heading is a more cost effective option above the alternatives, in addition to understanding what services are available in the industry. Providing you with all of the information up front is essential in making the right decision for your own business, both in terms of overall quality and price.