Monday, November 12, 2018

Extended Thread Large B7 Hex Bolts - 7/8 X 9 ASTM A193 B7 Hex Bolts With Reworded Extended Threads

Extended Thread Large B7 Hex Bolts - 7/8 X 9 ASTM A193 B7 Hex Bolts With Reworded Extended Threads
Our customer needed 24 pieces of these extended thread large B7 hex bolts, measuring 7/8 X 9 with coarse thread.  The cut thread was extended as far as possible for each of the 24 pieces and the turnaround for the small quantity was relatively fast at just a few business days.  The finalized hex bolts were supplied with nuts and washers.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Custom 316 Stainless Tapered Head Screws - 10-13 X 1.75" Thread Forming Screws With Gimlet Point & Custom Rounded Tapered Hex Head

Custom 316 Stainless Tapered Head Screws - 10-13 X 1.75" Thread Forming Screws With Gimlet Point & Custom Rounded Tapered Hex Head
These custom 316 stainless tapered head screws turned out to be a very tricky part - while the 10-13 thread and gimlet point were easy to incorporate, the custom head was a tough problem to solve.  A 10 degree taper was required on the hex flats and the corners rounded.  A rounded profile on a vertical cross-section of the head was also required to allow the screw to rotate while still maintaining hex head engagement.  It took three rounds of tooling to finally get the head shape just right and fit the application requirements our customer desired.  Domestic production of this part was set at 50,000 pcs with a lead time of 8-12 weeks.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Custom Small Diameter U-Bolts - 4-40 X .75" Fully Threaded Round U-Bolts In Low Carbon Steel Material


Custom Small Diameter U-Bolts - 4-40 X .75" Fully Threaded Round U-Bolts In Low Carbon Steel Material

These custom small diameter u-bolts are the more unusual u bolts we have supplied over the years - the one and only time we had to get fully threaded u-bolts manufactured.  Typically only a partial length of each leg is threaded, whether cut threads or rolled, but in this case our customer specifically requested a fully threaded version.  2,000 pieces were run through a domestic production process with a lead time of 5-6 weeks.  4-40 thread was incorporated with the inside width at .57 inches and inside length at .75 inches.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Custom 4140 Flat Socket Head Screws - Custom 1/4-28 X .595" Flat Socket Screws For Aerospace Applications

Custom 4140 Flat Socket Head Screws - Custom 1/4-28 X .595" Flat Socket Screws For Aerospace Applications
These custom 4140 flat socket head cap screws were produced domestically for our aerospace customer using AISI 4140 alloy steel material per AMS 6349.  Heat treat to 160-180 ksi per AMS 2759 was performed to finalize the production process.  Magnetic particle inspection per ASTM 1444 (Type I, Meth A, Sens Lev 3) was performed after the machining process was completed.  Lead time for this part varies significantly based on how busy the manufacturing and testing facilities are at the time of start.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Custom Low Head Socket Cap Screws - 1/4-20 X 1 Low Head Socket Head Cap Screws In Black Zinc With Nylon Thread Locking Patch

Custom Low Head Socket Cap Screws - 1/4-20 X 1 Low Head Socket Head Cap Screws In Black Zinc With Nylon Thread Locking Patch
These are custom low head socket cap screws we supply to an offroad automotive product manufacturer.  We have a revolving blanket purchase order arrangement with next day deliveries of the parts from the individual releases.  Measuring 1/4-20 X 1 to standard IFI specifications, these low head socket cap screws are made in plain grade 5 steel material with black electroplated zinc finish for corrosion resistance.  A standard nylon thread locking patch is applied as the final part of the process to get the parts ready for use.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Large Double End Studs - 1"-8 Partially Threaded Studs In Plain B7 Material


Large Double End Studs - 1"-8 Partially Threaded Studs In Plain B7 Material
We supplied our customer with 3 different sizes of these large double end studs: 160 pieces of 1"-8 X 5.125" with 1-1/2" and 1-3/4" of thread lengths, 30 pieces of 3/4"-10 X 3.8125" with 1" and 1-1/4" of thread lengths, and 12 pieces of 1-1/8"-8 X 5-3/4" with 1-7/8" and 1-1/4" thread lengths.  All threaded studs were made domestically using B7 material with light oil plain finish.  One side of each double end stud was stamped with the B7 material designation.  Lead time to produce all three sizes was approximately 5 business days from order confirmation.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Custom Metric Flange Bolts - Made Using 316 Stainless Steel Material

Custom Metric Flange Bolts - Made Using 316 Stainless Steel Material

We supplied our industrial design customer these custom metric flange bolts in two different sizes, M12-1.75 X 35MM and M12 -1.75 X 45MM.  Small batch of 100 pieces in each length was manufactured using our overseas production facility as a test run to allow our customer to test the parts in their mold application prior to a full production run.  Due to the small quantities involved, the parts were machined rather than cold or hot headed.  The machining process is much faster because it avoids lengthy and costly tooling and machinery set up, which would not be cost effective for a small run.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Custom Stainless Steel Precision Pins - 303 Stainless Per AMS 5640 V Type 1

Custom Stainless Steel Precision Pins - 303 Stainless Per AMS 5640 V Type 1
220 pieces of these custom stainless steel precision pins were produced domestically for our aerospace customer using 303 stainless steel material.  Original specifications on the drawing called out for 303 stainless steel per AMS 5638 but we obtained a deviation approval to provide the part using a similar AMS 5640 V Type 1A spec material instead.  Passivation per AMS 2700, method 1, type 4, class 2 was done to complete the parts prior to QC inspection.  Overall length measures at 1.131" +/-.005 and the shaft diameter is set to .074-.075".  The width of the flattened section on one end reaches a diameter of .084" +/- .005.  The other end is rounded at R .078.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Custom 302 Stainless Compression Springs - .030 wire size

Custom 302 Stainless Compression Springs - .030 wire size
We had a small quantity of 250 pieces of these custom 302 stainless compression springs produced domestically, with a lead time of approximately 8 weeks.  .030 wire size was used and the free length was set at 1.5".  Out of the 18 total coils 16 were active and the outside diameter tapered down to .22" from the max outside diameter of .34".

Custom Low Head Metric Screws - M3 X 0.5MM X 3.25MM With Thread Locking Patch in 303 Stainless Steel Material

Custom Low Head Metric Screws - M3 X 0.5MM X 3.25MM With Thread Locking Patch in 303 Stainless Steel Material
Custom low head metric screws manufactured domestically using 303 stainless steel material.  The 1/16 hex drive was broached with a 1.5MM drive depth.  Heavy torque blue thread locking patch was applied to conform to a .60 to .33 Nm minimum torque testing.  Head height measured 1.75MM and the width at 9.65MM.  The rounding around the edges of the head was set to R 0.020.  Production samples were provided for customer testing and approval prior to commitment to a full production run.  Lead time for production is 8-10 weeks from confirmed order.  Certificate of conformance, First Article Inspection Report, material cert, and passivation cert were required with the parts per our customer's request.