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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.

  • South Hackensack, NJ 800-631-1980

    We are committed to customer satisfaction here at Fastbolt Corporation. We stock a wide variety of steel pins which results in fast turnaround on all orders but we also can customize any design to match your requests. Our economical solutions are durable and our seasoned teams are here to answer all of your questions. Contact us today if you would like to learn more about our company!

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  • Grafton, WI 800-225-6481

    If our name is familiar, it's because we've been in business since 1929. Our cold rolled products are the best — spline bars, bushings, custom and industry-standard steel spur gears and timing pulleys, custom profiles plus custom tubing for heat exchanger tubes, drive shafts, clutch drums and more. We promise to provide our customers with products of the highest level of quality at an affordable price. Contact us and choose Grob today!

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  • Palmer, MA 888-283-8961

    Rathbone Precision Metals, Inc., has grown to be the largest and most respected producer of cold rolled and cold drawn metal profiles in North America, primarily serving the power generation, firearms, computer, medical, oil exploration and lawn and garden markets, among a score of others.

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  • Thorntown, IN 765-436-7926

    Global manufacturer Stalcop specializes in the manufacturing of cold headed parts. Stalcop can meet your needs with specialty solutions, combining processes with secondary operations such as CNC machining and assembly. With over 100 years combined experience, count Stalcop for quality and lower prices! Stalcop serves its customers by offering products and services that are consistent and timely.

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  • Hialeah, FL 800-544-6255

    We are committed to customer satisfaction here at Universal Rivet Inc. We stock a wide variety of steel pins which results in fast turnaround on all orders but we also can customize any design to match your requests. Our economical solutions are durable and our seasoned teams are here to answer all of your questions. Contact us today if you would like to learn more about our company!

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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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