CAPABILITIES

Bending

CNC wire forming allows us to create precision wire parts of virtually any shape or size, whether muffler hangers or other exhaust hangers, strikers, ISO fix wires or other specialized fasteners for Automotive, Lawn and Garden, Medical Manufacturing, Agricultural, and other OEM companies.

The capabilities of our CNC wire forming process, as well as other wire services, include:

CNC Wire Forming

  • Diameters of .236 to .551″ (6-14mm)
  • 4-6 axis machines
  • Chamfering and cold heading

Multi-slide Forming

  • .250-.500″ (6.35-12.7mm) diameter capacity
  • Multi-axis machine providing high volume efficiency

Welding

Electric Resistance Welding (ERW) refers to a group of welding processes, such as spot and seam welding, that produce coalescence of faying surfaces. Heat to form the weld is generated by the electrical resistance of material vs. the time and the forces used to hold the materials together during the welding.

Small pools of molten metal are formed at the point of most electrical resistance (the connecting surfaces), as a high current (100-100,000 A) is passed through the metal.

We are capable of performing the following welding processes:

  • Welding of Rods to Rods
  • Stamping to Rods
  • Stamping to Stamping Assembly
  • Stampings to Stampings

 

Robotic arc welding is an efficient, high-quality automated fusion process in which a welding power supply transmits electricity, via a welding torch from an electrode to the base metal, in an arc that generates sufficient heat to melt the metal at the joint.

The resulting fusion bond has the same strength as the original metals, duplicating their mechanical and physical properties.

Press Operations

Press operations include many secondary processes including bending, coining and piercing of wire products.  We use both mechanical and hydraulic presses, depending on part type.

  • Bending
  • Coining
  • Piercing

Stamping

Line die stamping allows us to make low-volume parts without using automated tools or dies. We also use this method to produce larger parts, running them in tandem line presses, using automation to move the parts from press to press.

Progressive stamping begins with a strip or coil of steel which we feed into a press, using an automated feeding system. We then employ several processes, including punching, coining and bending, to produce precisely formed metal parts.

  • In-Die Tapping
  • In-Die Nut Insertion
  • In-Die Staking and Riveting
  • Metallurgical Expertise

Cold Heading

Cold Heading alters the shape or size of a metal by extruding and heading in certain sections along lengths of wire or rod stock, causing the material to flow between the dies. Hardness and tensile strength are increased with the degree of cold work.

Our hand feed and automatic cold heading machines have the capacity to handle materials of the following sizes:

  • 1/4″ to 1″ diameters (6.35 – 25.4mm)
  • 1″ to 96″ long (25.4 -2438mm)

Cold heading is most commonly used to manufacture muffler hangers, strikers, ISO fix wires and other types of specialty products.

  • Diameters up to 1.38″ (35mm)
  • Presses ranging from 10 ton to up to 1500 ton
  • Coining, Bending, Piercing and Trimming
Cold Headers

Thread Rolling

We are capable of performing the following thread rolling processes:

  • Flat Die Rollers – #10 through #50
  • Diameters up to 1″ (25.4mm)
  • Double End Rollers for studs, U-Bolts
  • Cut Threading and Knurling available

 

Thread rolling produces rolled threads on a wide variety of parts. Often, rolled threads are required by design because of their superior tensile, shear and fatigue strength. Other processes remove material to produce the thread form, but thread rolling displaces the material with hardened steel dies.

Staking

Staking allows us to manufacture assemblies composed of varied materials, including plastic and metal, while eliminating the use of additional connecting hardware. Using this method, we create assemblies with increased efficiency, economy, bearing engagement and resistance.

  • Nut and Bolt Staking (some examples, flag nuts, bolt retainers)
  • Wireform Staking (door strikers, deck and tailgate strikers)
  • Rotary Table Staking (this is a description of Machinery)

Riveting

With riveting, we rapidly and permanently join two metal parts, using a rivet. This allows for assemblies of hardened heat treated or different alloy metals to produce finished components of varying dimensions and materials. A straight metal piece, with a previously formed head, is inserted tail-first through precisely punched holes in both parts. The tail end is then pounded or otherwise altered to form a second head, which allows the rivet to expand, completely filling the space and fastening the assembly at both ends.

  • Spin/Orbital Riveting
  • Impact Riveting