Cold Forming – A process That Reduces Waste & Will Save You Money
What is cold forming/cold heading? Simply, it is a manufacturing process that reduces waste. Cold forming is the process of converting a raw material, wire, by shaping a part in a die. Production rates vary between 40 pieces per minute to over 300 pieces per minute. The finished part or blank conserves material and is stronger compared to screw machining. Significant cost savings are achieved when a part has a dramatic difference between its largest diameter and smallest diameter as shown in the examples above. Examples of the cold forming process are screws, bolts, and rivets.
Cold formed specials usually start with a formed blank with the addition of secondary operations. Typical operations include drilling, tapping, shaving, grooving, thread rolling and rill forming. The resulting part cost can offer significant saving when compared to a screw machine part.
At Skach we offer all the necessary operations to provide our customers with a quality part at an affordable cost. We always look for a better, more efficient way of manufacturing parts whether it is currently being machined, cold formed, or on the drawing board. We offer expert design assistance, combining parts when possible to reduce assembly costs. Contact us to see how we can put our experience to work for you.