These custom grade 5 automotive screws are exactly the same dimensionally as the 1/4-28 version shown in one of the previous posts but with two specific distinctions: the thread had to be 1/4-32 instead for this 2,500 pcs batch and the lead time had to be FAST. To accomplish this the hex socket drive was broached instead of cold heading, the marks of which you can see at the very bottom of the hex recess. That allowed us to save weeks of lead time and we also expedited the thread lock application process as well as all the transit in between processes. Level III PPAP paperwork is provided with the parts per our customers original request and requirement.
Fresh out of the oven these custom painted screws in white are finished off with flat sealant to provide the matte white finish our customer desired. We created a matching paint to paneling samples provided by our customer and ran approximately 20,000 pcs in this first run. Parts are individually racked, spray painted, heat treated to ensure longevity, and then finished off with the sealant to adjust the gloss level. Lead times depend on the quantities and type of paint used but we can typically turn around parts within 3 weeks or as fast as 3-4 days with an expedited option if we have the paint material in house.