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Friday, April 15, 2016
We supply a long time customer with a few different sizes of this same type of special hex nut in steel zinc. Their application requires plastic molding that requires minimal or no chamfer on the hex nuts used in order to keep the plastic material from flowing into critical parts of the assembly. Since large quantities (over 500,000 pieces) are involved we work with factories in Taiwan and China to manufacture the parts. We then stock approximately 12 months' usage at a time and release to our customer on as-needed basis.
This is a tiny 1/72 hex machine screw nut we supply to our aerospace customer on a blanket purchase basis. It is made using 303 stainless steel domestically in the United States and is supplied as passivated by the original manufacturer and separately as passivated by a NADCAP certified facility in Orange County.