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Cold Heading Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of cold heading manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top cold heading manufacturers with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any cold heading company can design, engineer, and manufacture cold headings to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach cold heading companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for a manufacturer of cold heading machines, the cold heading process or cold formings.

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As cold forming, threading and knurling specialists since 1970, we are highly skilled at manufacturing a wide selection of cold headed parts, including carriage, hex & wheel bolts, double end studs, high performance stud pins, rivets and specialty fasteners. Check out our size and style capabilities.
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Engineered Components Company is a supplier of custom cold headed parts and special cold headed fasteners including cold headed pins, cold headed rivets, cold headed screws, cold headed bolts and more. All of our products are available in steel and stainless steel with design and engineering assistance available.
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Stalcop is a leading source for quality cold heading that is depended upon by numerous customers, in addition to a wide variety of related products and services, including control cable restraint hardware for automobiles, trucks, child safety seats, off highway vehicles, buses, boats and more. Stalcop's solutions have the strength and durability that you need to get the job done well.
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As a master manufacturer distributor we stock in excess of 50,000 sizes and styles of standard and special "off the shelf items". Manufacturing of nonstandard and special items by cold and hot heading plays an important part in helping us serve you. Our warehouse and manufacturing space exceeds 150,000 square feet. We are an independent closely held firm in business since 1959.
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We are a manufacturer, distributor, and importer of cold formed parts, metal stampings, special fasteners, rivets, studs, special bolts, set screws, washers and more. Our commitment to produce the best in cold formed steel is our goal. Providing quality, cost-effective components, long and short runs.
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Cold Heading

Cold heading is the process by which the heads of small, simple parts are produced. Unlike traditional metalworking processes, cold heading does not use heat to shape metal, rather using high pressure and force with a punch and die, a metal part is formed into a desired shape.

Cold heading is used to make the heads, or fasteners, on cylindrical parts such as bolts and screws which are used in almost every industry including construction, hardware, agriculture, furniture and manufacturing. Cold headed fasteners are used to secure two components together and so are required to be strong and durable. Traditionally, cold heading could only be used to produce simple parts, but today with the addition of automotive and multi-station machinery, cold heading operations are capable of producing more complex parts as well. High pressure is applied by a cold header or cold forming machine to a metal blank, forcing it into a die. The applied pressure must be greater than the elastic limit of the material in order for it to deform and be flexible enough to change shape. Materials which are commonly used in the process of cold heading include steel and stainless steel, aluminum, brass and various alloys. Stainless steel is a popular cold forming choice due to its material properties of strength and corrosion resistance.

Products formed through the process of cold working are typically dense and retain their material strength. The surface finish of a number of products is improved during the process as it is put under great stress and forced to adapt. There are also a number of other advantages to using cold forming manufacturing processes. It is a volume-specific process that does not cut-away material in the forming process, and produces minimal scrap and waste. Other cold forming operations can be performed simultaneously such as sizing, piercing, thread rolling and blank rolling. In terms of efficient use of resources, the metal blank is used entirely in the new shape and requires minimal, if any, secondary finishing processes. As the nature of the process is fairly straightforward, it allows for great versatility in terms of shapes. Cold heading is also an efficient process, with automatic feeding options allowing for high volume output of consistent parts. Sourcing quality raw materials is essential as this will affect the quality of the finished products. Design of the fastener or component is also important, options for heads include hexagonal, round or square, radial slot, head with slits, collar or multi-diameter extrusion.



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