Cold heading could be defined as a process whereby metal is forged at a very high rate in the absent of heat. It is also known as the process ‘Cold Forming’. A length of wire is sheared and the forced into a die. Imagine having a piece of metal and removing the parts to obtain a shape you desire. Cold heading takes different shaped metals and melds the parts together.
Cold heading has its advantages in many ways. It does not waste scrap as the amount of the same metal fully used because the amount of finished volume is the same as the volume of the initial blank. The production rate is higher in this process as it is possible to manufacture hundreds of parts in a matter of minutes. Besides that, it has a very high accuracy level. Hence, it saves time and is very economical. Cold forming can be used to manufacture a wide range of products because of its versatile design. This makes this process famous for its variability. Besides that, this process actually increases the strength of the components because the metal components are joined by a force instead of removing the scrap. The components will have higher shear strength as well as yield as a result of this process.
The cold heading process continues to evolve as its versatility is well-known in the industry as an economical alternative. It does not only manufacture simple bolts and screws, it is now able to manufacture more complex components as the machinery becomes increasingly advanced.
Specialty Screw Corporation will help you with all your Cold Heading / Cold Forming needs. Please contact us at: www.SpecialtyScrew.com
Specialty Screw Corporation located in Rockford Illinois is a fastener manufacturer of Cold Headed Products, Automotive Screws, Automotive Fasteners, Metric Fasteners, and Engineered Fasteners. Markets served include the Automotive, Electrical, Recreational, Hardware, Outdoor Power Equipment, Lawn & Garden, Distribution, Hand Tools and Molded rubber/plastic products industries. Specialty Screw Corporation is also licensed to manufacture MAThread® and MATpoint®.
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