Wednesday, June 27, 2018
These are custom drain plugs we supply one of our core customers on a revolving annual blanket purchase order basis. They are supplied in 3 separate pieces that are then assembled around the paneling on assembly floor. While a more expensive and more intricate option was made available to our customer initially, this pictured 3-piece option presented a simpler and drastically cheaper alternative while still fully satisfying the application requirements. Initial lead time varies depending on the size required and new tooling if applicable.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Custom Extra Long Hex Bolts - Partially Threaded 3/8-16 X 14" In 307A Material With Zinc Clear Finish
These are custom extra long hex bolts we have supplied our customer for many years, with shipments of approx 20,000 pcs at a time every 2-3 years. 307A steel material is used with zinc clear finish and all parts are manufactured overseas. 1.5" to 1.688" of thread is rolled on each part and the hex head height is set to .226-.268 inches. R0.01-0.03 underneath the head is critical for our customer's application, allowing the head to lay as flat as possible against the mating part.
Monday, June 18, 2018
We have been supplying these 12.9 alloy steel custom metric rolled thread screws for over 10 years to an automotive aftermarket OEM. The alloy steel socket head blanks are ground to a smaller diameter to allow for the M14 thread to be rolled, which is a specific requirement with our customer. We supply these parts on a revolving annual blanket purchase order to spread out the cost for our customer and lock in better pricing. The releases are delivered the same or next day from the initiated request.
Friday, June 15, 2018
These are custom 316 SS bent anchor rods per AMS 5648 we provided our aerospace customer. 130 pieces were domestically produced with a lead time of 4-5 weeks. Material certs, First Article Inspection Report (FAIR), and a certificate of conformance was provided with the parts as well. 1/4-20 thread was incorporated at 2.25" in length, with the long leg overall length measuring at 5". Additional detail on the anchor is below as a reference:
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
These custom knurled shoulder bolts are the result of the tests we ran with different knurling methods mentioned in one of the previous posts. Parts came out perfectly but we did run into some challenges with the lead times, being behind initial expectations due to tooling delays early in the process. We had to throw money at expediting every part of the process where possible to try to limit our delays as much as possible - some sleepless nights worrying about these bad boys and our customer's dire need. Every good factory and secondary processor across the nation is absolutely swamped so make sure to buffer lead time expectations as much as possible.
Monday, June 11, 2018
These are custom stainless double end studs we provide our long time customer on a recurring basis, typically with production runs of approximately 300 pcs. They are made domestically using 304 stainless steel material. Pictured here is the threaded stud with it's mating part. The thread on one side measures .875" in length and approximately .687" on the other. The unthreaded shoulder is 1/2" diameter and the overall length of the stud is set at 2-3/8".
Friday, June 1, 2018
These custom regulator vented plugs are a perfect example of the large number of custom automotive hardware components we supply our customer base. We worked with the customer through a number of design iterations to forgo an initial design that included a brazed component and instead go towards a design shown here with a vented hole. The socket recess provided another challenge - going with a broached alternative would provide a better cost profile but add risk of excess material affecting the vented hole. Instead we decided to take on the additional cost and run a cold headed process for the recess, providing a clean look and application to the part.