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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Custom Flat Socket Head Screws - 302 Stainless Steel Material

Custom Flat Socket Head Screws - 302 Stainless Steel Material
These custom flat socket head screws were manufactured domestically at 20,000 pieces in the 1.695" overall length and the same quantity in 1.29" overall length.  302 stainless steel material was used with plain passivated finish.  Head diameter was .375" and head height at .097", with a 90 degree countersunk base.  Partial thread of .75" was rolled for both length variations.  Material certs and certificate of conformance was provided with the parts.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Custom Large Anchor Bolts - F1554 Grade 36 Material, Galvanized

Custom Large Anchor Bolts - F1554 Grade 36 Material, Galvanized

These custom large anchor bolts were manufactured domestically using F1554 grade 36 material for the threaded anchors, F436 material for the washers, and A563 material for the nuts.  All parts were 2" in diameter with coarse thread, with galvanized finish.  The large anchor bolts measured 6 feet in overal length and each was provided with 5 heavy hex nuts and 3 washers.  Production was done with an expedited rush option to be completed within 7 business days.  Material certs were provided with the parts.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Custom Modified Grade 8 Machine Screws - Special Head Shape

Custom Modified Grade 8 Machine Screws - Special Head Shape
These custom modified grade 8 machine screws were made using 5/16-18 X 1-1/4 Grade 8 hex head cap screws in grade 8 steel material with zinc/clear finish.  The head of each COTS part was machined to the shape seen here, with the head height at .190" +/-.005" and head diameter at .485" +/-.005".  Single flat .42" section was incorporated at one section per our customer's provided sample piece.  Total of 300 pieces were modified on this specific production run and the lead time was approximately 2 weeks from the order receipt.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Custom Double End Shoulder Studs - A193 B7 Material

Custom Double End Shoulder Studs - A193 B7 Material
These custom double end shoulder studs were manufactured domestically using B7 material with plain finish.  1" coarse thread was incorporated on one side at a length of 1-1/4".  1-5/8" of 3/4" coarse thread was cut on the other side of the stud, with the shoulder machined to a diameter of .75" +/- .01".  Overall length of the double ended stud is 4" +/-.01" and in plain finish this part can be produced relatively quick with a lead time of 2-4 weeks depending on the production volume required.  Material certs were provided with the parts per customer's requirements.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Custom Low Profile Socket Head Screws - 302 Stainless Steel With 6 Lobe Drive

Custom Low Profile Socket Head Screws - 302 Stainless Steel With 6 Lobe Drive
These custom low profile socket head screws with a  6-lobe (torx) drive were manufactured domestically using 302 stainless steel material with a commercial passivated plain finish.  5,000 pieces of two sizes were produced: M10 - 1.5M X 65MM with a T-45 drive size and M8 - 1.25M X 65MM with a T-30 drive size.  26-30MM of thread was incorporated on the larger version and 22-25MM on the smaller diameter part.  The low profile & 6-lobe drive combination is relatively tricky, especially for these larger diameters as additional controls in tooling are required to avoid flowering on the outside profile of the head.

Custom Galvanized Anchor Bolts - A36 Steel, Galvanized

Custom Galvanized Anchor Bolts - A36 Steel, Galvanized

These custom galvanized anchor bolts were manufactured domestically with a rush timeline using A36 steel material with a galvanized finish.  7 inches of 1"-8 coarse thread was incorporate on the long leg, with cut thread as opposed to a rolled alternative.  Overall length was set at 17" and the length of the short leg on the outside is 3".  Two galvanized nuts and washers were supplied per anchor bolt.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Custom Low Profile Torx Machine Screws - 18-8 Stainless Steel

Custom Low Profile Torx Machine Screws - 18-8 Stainless Steel
These custom low profile torx machine screws were manufactured domestically using 18-8 stainless steel material, at production volume of approximately 5,500 pieces.  T10 size 6 lobe drive was incorporated and the head diameter at .262" +/-.01" and head height at .263" +/-.01.  6-32 thread was selected for the .185" of thread, followed by a lead point measuring .090" +.000/-.002 in diameter and .050" +.020/-.000 in length.  Parts were passivated per MIL QQ-P-35 Type II to complete the production process.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Large Custom Round Spacers In Stainless Steel Material

Large Custom Round Spacers In Stainless Steel Material
These large custom round spacers were manufactured domestically using 18-8 stainless steel material with plain finish - no passivation was required either for these specific parts.  The outside diameter was set at 1-1/2" +/- .01" and the inside diameter at 1/2" +/- .01".  Overall length measured 2" with the same tolerance as the other dimensions.  Slight chamfer was added on both sides to smooth out the sharp edges.  

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Custom Long Compression Springs In 17-7PH Material - 30.331 Overall Length

Custom Long Compression Springs In 17-7PH Material - 30.331 Overall Length
The production of these custom long compression springs in 17-7PH material was run at a relatively small batch of only 25 pieces.  17-7PH material was used per AMS 5678 and all production work was done domestically with all secondary processes done with NADCAP certified facilities.  A first article inspection report (FAIR) was provided as well with the parts together with all other certs.  .060 +/-.0015" diameter wire was used to make this part and the ID/OD was set to .78"/.90".  Parts were passivated per AMS 2700, method 1, type 2 or 8 with full certs to complete the production process spanning approximately 7-8 weeks from start.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Custom Precision Steel Pins - 1018 CRS Material

Custom Precision Steel Pins - 1018 CRS Material
These custom precision steel pins were manufactured domestically for our customer involved in water treatment product manufacturing.  1018 CRS material was used with plain finish.  The drive-less head measures .060" in height and .290" for the diameter, +/-.005".  The shoulder portion was the most critical with a diameter of .195" +/- .001" and a slight 45 deg by .02" chamfer.  Overall length of the shoulder shaft was set to .460".  Production is typically done at 5,000 pieces at a time.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Custom Internally & Externally Threaded Studs - Medium Carbon Steel Material

Custom Internally & Externally Threaded Studs - Medium Carbon Steel Material
Production of these custom internally and externally threaded studs was run at approximately 10,000 pieces, in medium carbon grade 5 equivalent steel material.  The specific hardness requirement was set to 25-35 HRC.  The custom threaded studs had an overall length of .75" +/.02" with a 45-50 degree tapered point on one side.  Slotted drives were incorporated at both sides for optimal flexibility in our customer's application.  1/2-13 thread was rolled on the outside and 1/4-20 thread tapped all the way through.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Custom 17-4PH Dowel Pins - 5MM X 22.8MM In DFARS 17-4PH Material

Custom 17-4PH Dowel Pins - 5MM X 22.8MM In DFARS 17-4PH Material
These custom 17-4PH dowel pins were manufactured domestically at 6,000 pieces.  DFARS 17-4PH stainless steel material was used, per AMS5622 with H900 heat treatment required.  Overall length was 22.8MM +0/-.4 and the critical diameter of the pins measured 5MM +0/-.013.  Our internal part number for this custom dowel pin is 12901978 and typical lead time is 12-14 weeks from order confirmation.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Custom Flange Nuts In 17-4PH Stainless Steel Material

Custom Flange Nuts In 17-4PH Stainless Steel Material
These custom flange nuts were manufactured domestically using 17-4PH stainless steel material with 10-24 internal thread.  Overall height of the flange nut was .19" +/-.01" and the diameter of the flange was a critical dimension at .330" +.000/-.015".  The hex was set to .250" +.000/-.005" across the flats.  Our internal part number is NRNS-10-117-4 and typical lead time for full production is 6-8 weeks from order confirmation.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Custom Binding Post - Female In 316 Stainless Steel Material With 6Lobe (Torx Alternative) Drive

Custom Binding Post - Female In 316 Stainless Steel Material With 6Lobe (Torx Alternative) Drive
These custom binding posts were manufactured using 316 stainless steel material, with 3/8 coarse internal thread tapped as close to the head as possible and a T30 drive cold headed all the way through.  The head diameter is 1.13" head height at .19" +/- .01".  The shoulder outside diameter is set to .63" and measures .75" in length, with both dimensions also limited to a +/-.01" tolerance.  4340 alloy steel material was also considered as an alternative, offering greater strength when heat treated than the 316 stainless steel material version pictured here.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Custom Low Head Slotted Machine Screws - 8-32 X .375" In 12L14 Steel

Custom Low Head Slotted Machine Screws - 8-32 X .375" In 12L14 Steel
These custom low head slotted machine screws were manufactured domestically using 12L14 steel material and then run through a commercial black oxide process.  Length under the head was set at .375" +/-.03", fully threaded with 8-32 thread pitch.  The head height was set at .055", diameter at .265", slot width at .05", and slot depth at .042".  Our internal part number for this item is MSF-0806-AF and while lead time varies quite a bit depending on production volume required, we typically budget 6-8 weeks from order confirmation.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Metallic Silver Painted Machine Screws - 10-24 X 1" COTS Stainless Steel Machine Screws

Metallic Silver Painted Machine Screws - 10-24 X 1" COTS Stainless Steel Machine Screws
These custom matched metallic silver painted machine screws are supplied to our long time customer in annual quantities of approx. 150,000 pieces using a revolving blanket purchase order.  A standard off the shelf 18-8 stainless steel 10-24 X 1 machine screw is used, which is typically manufactured in Taiwan or mainland China, and the painting and sealing of the heads is done domestically in the USA to maintain the desired finish quality.  Typical lead time for this type of painting work is 4-5 weeks from the placement of order.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Custom Aerospace Compression Springs - 17-7PH Stainless Steel Material

Custom Aerospace Compression Springs - 17-7PH Stainless Steel Material
We supply these custom aerospace compression springs to our aerospace components manufacturing customer.  17-7PH stainless steel material is used for the domestic production of these parts, per AMS 5673-F.  Our production runs are typically in the smaller 500 piece quantity range for this specific spring, with lead time at 8-10 weeks.  That lead time includes passivation per AMS QQ-P-35, and penetrant inspection per ASTM E 1417 Type I, Method A, Sensitivity L-3.  Each one of those two processes typically takes about 1 week to complete.

Custom Beryllium Copper Wave Washers

Custom Beryllium Copper Wave Washers
We supplied our customer 10,000 pcs of these custom beryllium copper wave washers.  They were manufactured domestically in the USA with a relatively long lead time of 14-16 weeks due to the material procurement timing involved.  The ID measures .140 +/- .005" and the OD when flat measures .490 +/-.01".  Thickness of the material is .020 +/-.0004" and the outside height post stamping is .080 +/- .080".  Max load is 26.667 pounds and the max deflection is set at .015.  Parts had to be vacuum aged for 2 hours at 600 degrees to complete the production process.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Custom Precision Flange Bushings In Stainless Steel Material

Custom Precision Flange Bushings In Stainless Steel Material
These custom precision flange bushings were produced domestically in the USA using 18-8 stainless steel material.  The overall length measured .630" +/-.01" and the part incorporated both an external flange and an external flange per customer supplied drawings.  The OD on the barrel portion is .5" and .585" at the external flange, both with the same +/-.01" tolerance.  ID on the inside barrel portion is .45".  These parts were used in an audio product manufacturing application by our customer.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Custom Threaded Stainless Pins - M3 & 10-32 Thread

Custom Threaded Stainless Pins - M3 & 10-32 Thread
These are tiered custom threaded stainless pins created for an audio equipment manufacturer in 18-8 stainless steel material.  Production was done domestically with a lead time of 5-6 weeks from order.  The overall length of the part is at 1.4" inclusive of .90" of M3 coarse thread and .37" of 10-32 thread.  Multiple shoulder steps were incorporated per our customer's specifications and the drive-less head measures .50" for the OD and .066" for the height.  The next iteration of this part will likely incorporate a thicker head and a slotted drive.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Custom Length Shoulder Bolts In Stainless Steel - 1/4 X 1"

Custom Length Shoulder Bolts In Stainless Steel - 1/4 X 1"
We supplied these custom length shoulder bolts to our audio device manufacturer.  The shoulder bolt is essentially an off-the-shelf 1/4 X 1 shoulder bolt with 10-24 rolled thread in 18-8 stainless steel material.  Our customer was unable to use this version as-is due to the combined length of threaded portion and the machined fillet preceding it.  In order to make use these parts that combined length had to be at .24"  +/- .01".  As a relatively simple operation we ran these parts through a cut and chamfer operation to get them to the correct length.  Lead time for this operation was 1-2 weeks from receipt of the off-the-shelf version.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Custom Low Head Socket Cap Screws - M5-0.8 X 28MM and 33MM

Custom Low Head Socket Cap Screws - M5-0.8 X 28MM and 33MM
We supplied these custom low head socket cap screws in alloy steel material with black oxide finish.  Two different lengths were required by our customer - 28MM and 33MM under the head.  We used COTS version of this DIN7984 socket cap screw at 35MM as the base part, then cutting and chamfering the parts to the appropriate lengths.  The last step was the black oxide process - we mixed both sizes together to minimize the per piece cost to our customer.

Custom Aerospace Socket Head Cap Screws - 8-32 X 4.25" In 18-8 Stainless Steel Material

Custom Aerospace Socket Head Cap Screws - 8-32 X 4.25" In 18-8 Stainless Steel Material
We supplied 54 pieces of these custom aerospace socket head cap screws to our long time customer.  They were made in the USA using 18-8 stainless steel material (no DFARS requirement on these) with a broached 9/64" hex socket drive with min .077" engagement depth.  1" of the overall 4.25" length under the head was threaded at 8-32.  Due to the smaller quantity required the thread was cut rather than rolled.  Material certs and a certificate of conformance was provided but no FAIR was required for this specific part.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Custom Precision Aluminum Plates - 6061-T6 Aluminum Material

Custom Precision Aluminum Plates - 6061-T6 Aluminum Material
These custom precision aluminum plates are manufactured using 6061-T6 material with plain finish, with our customer providing their own black and clear anodizing processes.  The plates are .100 +.002/-.005" in thickness and 2.5 +/- .04" in overall length.  The rivet counterbores are machined to achieve the precise dimensional requirements on the drawing, with the drilled holes .196" in diameter.  Production is typically run at approximately 30,000 pieces at a time, with FAIR, material certs, and certificate of conformance provided.

Custom Steel Spring Washers - Black Oxide Finish

Custom Steel Spring Washers - Black Oxide Finish
These custom steel spring washers were manufactured using high carbon steel material heat treated to 38-45 HRC with black oxide finish.  When flat, the inside diameter measures .126" and the outside diameter is at .245".  The thickness is set to .004" +/- .005" with our production parts mostly measuring around .007" in thickness.  In it's final shape the OD across the bent sides is at .231" +/- .005".  Production is typically done at 150,000 pieces at a time, which is the MOQ due to the tiny nature of this spring washer.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Custom Metric Button Socket Cap Screws - M3 X 0.5 X 6MM In Alloy Steel

Custom Metric Button Socket Cap Screws - M3 X 0.5 X 6MM In Alloy Steel
These custom metric button socket cap screws are made using alloy steel material at 32-36 HRC with black oxide finish.  The head diameter is 5.7MM and head height at 1.65MM, with a 2.0MM hex drive size.  The overall length underneath the head is set at 6MM, of which 2.5MM is designed to be the un-threaded shoulder.  Cold heading process was used to shape the head and the thread was rolled for optimal strength.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Custom Grade 5 Shoulder Bolts - Steel & Commercial Zinc Finish

Custom Grade 5 Shoulder Bolts - Steel & Commercial Zinc Finish
We supply these custom grade 5 shoulder bolts to our long time customer with recurring annual blanket purchase orders, typically with annual usage ranging between 20,000 and 25,000 pieces.  They are domestically manufactured to a grade 5 standard with commercial zinc, bake and clear chromate finish.  The shoulder measures .40" in diameter by .50" in length, with 5/16-18 thread rolled the balance of the screw.  The overall length is 1-1/4" underneath the head.

Custom Hex Shoulder Screws - 4340 Alloy Steel

Custom Hex Shoulder Screws - 4340 Alloy Steel
We supply these custom hex shoulder screws to our Canadian customer, with the shoulder measuring .425 +/-.002 by 1.650 +.005/-.000 in length.  5/16-18 thread was incorporated measuring .50" in length including the unthreaded portion before the rolled thread begins.  .055 radius hole was then drilled at .102" from the end of the threaded portion.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Custom Coupling Nuts With Nylon Patch - 5/16-18 X 1.5"

Custom Coupling Nuts With Nylon Patch - 5/16-18 X 1.5"
We had 10,000 pieces of these custom coupling nuts with nylon patch produced for our customer using 18-8 stainless steel material with partial internal thread.  The drilled hole depth was at 19MM max and 16MM of that depth was to be threaded.  Across the flats measures .500" and overall length at 1.5".  The undrilled side required a 45 degree chamfer resulting in a .40" diameter round base.  Nylon patch was applied at 180 degrees after the first 2 threads.

Custom Stainless Slotted Pins in 416 Stainless Steel Material - RC 26 to 32

Custom Stainless Slotted Pins in 416 Stainless Steel Material - RC 26 to 32
We supplied our long time medical device customer 2,500 pieces of these tricky custom stainless slotted pins.  Production was done domestically using 416 stainless steel material - the original design called out for 17-4PH stainless steel material but that was found to be unnecessary for the relatively simple application.  416 SS provided a much more cost effective and faster alternative while still providing the "spring" action required when the four petals were contracted.  10 pieces were provided out of the production batch for testing and approval before the balance was completed with the slotting process.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Custom 316L Socket Screws - Tapered M5-0.8 X 18MM

Custom 316L Socket Screws - Tapered M5-0.8 X 18MM
We had 50,000 pcs of these custom 316L socket screws produced domestically for our action sports product customer.  Our goal was to recreate a 70 degree taper on the head profile originally accomplished using a machined secondary process.  The hardness of 316L stainless steel material made this is outcome difficult to achieve using a cold heading process.  After numerous test runs and adjustments the production team was able to achieve the desired result at last.

Charcoal Painted Truss Head Screws - 14-10 X 1-3/4 Type A Sheet Metal Screws In 18-8 Stainless Steel

Charcoal Painted Truss Head Screws - 14-10 X 1-3/4 Type A Sheet Metal Screws In 18-8 Stainless Steel
We supply these charcoal painted truss head screws on a revolving blanket purchase order basis, with annual usage at approximately 100K pieces.  The truss head screws measure 14-10 X 1-3/4 with type A sheet metal screw thread.  The large sharp threads on these screws, combined with the large surface area of the truss head, make these parts very difficult to handle.  Without extra care in packaging, with layers of protection between every 1,000 pcs or so, the painted head gets scratched enough to cause cosmetic issues.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Custom Stainless Captive Screws - 10-32 X 3/4 In 18-8 Stainless Steel

Custom Stainless Captive Screws - 10-32 X 3/4 In 18-8 Stainless Steel
These custom stainless captive screws were made using standard off the shelf 10-32 X 3/4" fully threaded socket cap screws in 18-8 stainless steel material.  The .130-.150" diameter shoulder was turned down leaving approximately 1/4" of thread at the end of the screw.  With a relatively loose tolerance on the shoulder diameter this job was a relative breeze and our internal part number is GM-1104-I.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Custom 52100 Dowel Pins - 7MM X 32MM

Custom 52100 Dowel Pins - 7MM X 32MM
These custom 52100 dowel pins were fairly ordinary in dimensional requirements but the material was quite tricky and time intensive to procure.  C-52100 DFARS material per S5452100-22810A specification was used with 91.5 ksi tensile strength.  Heat treatment was performed to achieve hardness of 81-83.5 HRA per customer requirements.  Material certs and a certificate of conformance was provided with the parts and all production processes were done domestically in the USA.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Custom Precision Aluminum Stamped Plates - 6061-T6 Aluminum Material

Custom Precision Aluminum Stamped Plates - 6061-T6 Aluminum Material
These custom precision aluminum stamped plates work in combination with a separate custom aluminum plate in a medical device application.  The parts are extremely tight tolerance dimensionally and are clear anodized prior to their final use.  The overall length is set at 2.5" and overall width at its maximum point is set at 1.70".  Thickness is .100 +/- .004".  It took 3 different sample runs to get these parts just right before running full production.

Custom Cross Drilled Thumb Screws - M10-1.25 X 25MM-30MM

Custom Cross Drilled Thumb Screws - M10-1.25 X 25MM-30MM
These sweet custom cross drilled thumb screws were produced domestically using low carbon steel material with plain finish.  Two different sizes were produced: M10-1.25 X 25MM and M10-1.25 X 30MM.  The head on both sizes measured 15MM in diameter and in height.  The cross drilled holes have a diameter of 6MM with a slight chamfer at each opening.  Typically a thumb screw like this would have knurling around the head but our customer decided to forgo that feature.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Custom Button Flange Socket Cap Screws - 8-32 X .50 In Grade 2 Steel With Nylon Patch

Custom Button Flange Socket Cap Screws - 8-32 X .50 In Grade 2 Steel With Nylon Patch
These custom button flange socket cap screws were produced using grade 2 steel material with black oxide finish and nylon patch thread locking feature.  Full 8-32 thread was incorporated and the flange diameter was set at .357" +/-.005".  Head height including the flange was to be at .087" +/-.005" and a 3/32 socket drive was cold headed during the production process.  The blue nylon patch was applied over 180 degrees of the covered threaded section.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Custom Black Painted Screws - Stainless Steel #6 X 1/2" Type A Sheet Metal Screws

Custom Black Painted Screws - Stainless Steel #6 X 1/2" Type A Sheet Metal Screws
We supply these custom black painted screws to our architectural element design and build customer in Los Angeles.  They are 18-8 stainless steel type A sheet metal screws measuring #6-18 X 1/2" that are then stripped of any wax to prepare for the painting process.  The black paint is formulated to match our customer's samples and a satin sheen is incorporated to match that of the paneling they will be used on.  We typically run batches of 30,000 pcs of this specific color and screw, with lead time ranging from 3-5 weeks from initial order confirmation.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Custom Steel T-Bolts With Zinc Clear Finish - 8-32 X 3/4

Custom T-Bolts In Steel Zinc - 8-32 X 3/4
These custom steel T-bolts were manufactured domestically using medium carbon steel material with zinc clear finish.  8-32 thread was incorporated at a length of 3/4" underneath the head.  The head height is set to .04", head width across the flats at .32", and the width across the rounded sides at .438" +/-.015" max.  Lead time for mass production of a similar part is typically 8-10 weeks from order confirmation.

Custom 17-7PH Springs - C Shaped Aerospace Spring Clips

Custom 17-7PH Springs - C Shaped Aerospace Spring Clips

We supply these tricky custom 17-7PH springs to our aerospace customer - unlike the other compression and extension 17-7PH springs we supply the same customer, these are C shaped with two .165" length oval openings. The material thickness was set to .020" and the outside diameter at .550-.555". The angle between the ends was the more challenging part, set at 130 +/-5 degrees. The oval openings incorporated a full radius on both sides and the width was limited to .062" max. A FAIR and material certs were provided with the parts.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Custom Modified Button Socket Screws - 18-8 Stainless Steel Material

Custom Dog Point Screws - 18-8 Stainless Steel Material
These custom modified button socket screws were made using standard off the shelf M3 X 0.5MM button socket cap screws.  The COTS version was modified to an overall length of 7.24MM, inclusive of the head height. The dog point prior to the radius start was set at a length of .015" and diameter of .090".  At the end of that dog point section the radius was machined at R 0.075.  Lead time for a similar modified part is typically 3-4 weeks from the attainment of the COTS version.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Custom Painted Sheet Metal Screws - 18-8 Stainless Steel Material

Custom Painted Sheet Metal Screws - 18-8 Stainless Steel Material
These are 6 X 1/2 custom painted sheet metal screws that we had painted for our architectural design customer to match their custom paneling.  The darker color on the left is mixed to match the RAL 1019 brown while the lighter color on the right is formulated to match RAL 1015.  Both color screws were finished with satin sheen clear coat to create the more matte finish desired by our customer and required by their finish samples provided.  We typically run parts like this in bulk quantities and the lead time for the paint process is 3-4 weeks.

Custom Black Aluminum Spacers - 5.3MM X 80MM In 6061-T6 Aluminum Material

Custom Black Aluminum Spacers - 5.3MM X 80MM In 6061-T6 Aluminum Material
We had these custom black aluminum spacers manufactured for an automotive research facility using 6061-T6 aluminum material with black anodize finish.  The inside diameter measures 5.3MM and the outside diameter 13MM.  The overall length is 80MM and tolerance on all dimensions is +/- .10MM.  Production was done domestically with a relatively quick turnaround time of 4 weeks including the anodizing process.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Custom Silicon Bronze Slotted Machine Screws - 1/4-20 X 3/4 Slotted Fillister

Custom Silicon Bronze Slotted Machine Screws - 1/4-20 X 3/4 Slotted Fillister
These custom silicon bronze slotted machine screws were manufactured domestically with a fillister head diameter of 0.5".  2,000 pieces in total were produced using C65500 half hard siliconze bronze material.  Head height was set at .110 +/- .005" and the thread length underneath the head was set at .75 +/- .01".  1/4-20 thread was incorporated and the slot width was .055 +/- .01".

Monday, May 6, 2019

Custom Slotted Machine Screws For An Architectural Application

Custom Slotted Machine Screws For An Architectural Application
These custom slotted machine screws were made at a smaller 150 piece quantity for our architectural design customer.  They were made domestically using 18-8 stainless steel material with a relatively fast turnaround time of 2 weeks from order.  We replicated a sample part provided by our customer in the absence of a drawing.  1/4-20 thread pitch was incorporated with the thread length at 1-1/2 inches.  Our internal part number for this part is STS-1524-I.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Custom Electropolished Springs - 17-7PH Stainless Material

Custom Electropolished Springs - 17-7PH Stainless Material
These custom electropolished springs are manufactured domestically for our aerospace customer using 17-7PH material per AMS 5678.  .100" +/- .001" wire diameter is used with an overall free length of 1.355".  Outside diameter is 1.069 +/- .010 and the inside diameter is set at .0869".  Parts had to be heat treated to CH900 per AMS 2759, passivated per AMS 2700 method 1 or method 2, electropolished per PPS 300 Type III, and go through magnetic particle inspection per ASTM E1444.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Custom Grade 5 Hex Cap Screws - 5/16-24 X .875 With Black Oxide Finish

Custom Grade 5 Hex Cap Screws - 5/16-24 X .875 With Black Oxide Finish
We have supplied these custom grade 5 hex cap screws to our customer for well over 10 years.  The parts are manufactured domestically, with production runs typically covering 50,000 pieces at a time.  The shoulder is critical on these parts, set at .312" in diameter +/- .005" and at 1/4" in length.  Head dimensions slightly off the standard for this size and the finish is black oxide and light oil.  Together with a number of other parts we supply these custom hex cap screws through revolving annual blanket purchase orders that split up the annual usage to match our customer's seasonality.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Custom V Bolts - 5/8 Diameter In A36 Material With Yellow Zinc Finish

Custom V Bolts - 5/8 Diameter In A36 Material With Yellow Zinc Finish
These are custom V bolts we had manufactured domestically for our robotics customer.  A36 steel material was used with zinc yellow and bake finish process.  5/8-11 thread was incorporated on both legs, at 2 inches in length.  Center to center inside width was set at 4-1/2 inches, with the inside length set at 5.88 inches.  The inside angle at the V was set to 90 degrees.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Custom .250 Wire Compression Springs - 17-7 Stainless Steel Material

Custom .250 Wire Compression Springs - 17-7 Stainless Steel Material
We supplied 100 pieces of these 2.87" free length custom .250 wire compression springs to our aerospace customer with a first article inspection report (FAIR), MIL-STD-6866 dye penetrant inspection report (Type 1, Method A, Sensitivity Level 3), heat treat certs, and a certificate of conformance.  The outside diameter is 1.218 +/- .010" and the inside diameter is .718".  Heat treat was done to condition CH900 per MIL-H-6875.  Production was done domestically with a rush option to help our customer get out of a timing jam.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Custom Large Square Washers - 3" X 3" In A36 Material

Custom Large Square Washers - 3" X 3" In B633 Material
A washer the size of these custom large square washers is typically destined for construction applications so we were surprised to get a request to get them made by our aerospace customer.  200 pieces were manufactured domestically measuring 3" by 3" by .5" thickness, using A36 steel material with zinc plating per ASTM B633, SC2, Type 1.  The inside opening had to be machined to a diameter of 1.06" +/- .01".  All sharp edges had to be broken to .010-.030".  Certifications for the material characteristics and the zinc plating was provided with the parts.