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Steel pins can be carbon steel or stainless steel, and are made from steel wire which is fed through a punch and die in order to form the desired shape. Cold heading, or cold forming, is a process used to create simple metal parts without using heat to alter the shape of the metal. Unlike traditional metal working processes, cold forming uses high pressure and force to change a metal blank into a desired shape or product. Read More…

Steel Pins Steel pins are small cylindrical metal parts used as fasteners in a broad range of applications. They are typically produced using the process of cold heading and may be used to align, locate, position, fix or conjoin two or more components.
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Taylor, MI  |  734-728-7070

As cold forming, threading and knurling specialists since 1970, we are highly skilled at manufacturing a wide selection of cold headed parts, including carriage, hex & wheel bolts, double end studs, high performance stud pins, rivets and specialty fasteners. Check out our size and style capabilities.

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North Richland Hills, TX  |  817-381-3810

Novaria Group is a manufacturer of cold headed fasteners, including pins, rivets, screws, complex cold headed parts and hot forged high-strength engine bolts. We serve markets such as automotive, aerospace and general commercial. We also are certified QS 9000, AS 9100, ISO 9002 and NADCAP.

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Novaria Group $$$

Webster, NY  |  877-211-5210

Radax Industries was founded in 1967. Here at Radax we have the capability of Centerless Grinding, Swiss CNC Machining, Cold Forming, and Screw Machining. Our Swiss CNC Machines are capable of Custom Thread Form Threading, Boring, and Cut Knurling. Common materials processed while Centerless Grinding are aluminum, bronze, brass, and carbon steel.

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Wheeling, IL  |  877-327-8783

The Jeffrey-Jae Company, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2000 Certified full service PLUS (Turn-key Manufacturing., Secondary, Heat treat, & plating) Screw Machine and Cold Headed Part supplier. By integrating Screw Machine and Cold-Heading technologies, the Jeffrey-Jae Company can offer unique cost efficient solutions to your manufacturability issues.

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Jeffrey-Jae Company, Inc. $$$

Amanda, OH  |  740-969-4411

Mid West Fabricating is a manufacturer of cold formed parts and the cold forming of steel wire into cold headed fasteners and special bolts. We offer secondary operations like welding, drilling and milling, and serve industries such as automotive and environmental with complex part design applications.

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Mid West Fabricating Company $$$
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The force needs to exceed the elastic capabilities of the material in order to cause the deformation. Steel pins are used for many purposes, often in the tailoring, fashion, upholstery, and furniture industries and can vary greatly in terms of size and strength. Cold heading is not always practical for the manufacture of complex parts, but it is an economical solution for producing simple parts like steel pins. The process makes efficient use of the raw material as there is minimal wastage and hardly any scrap produced.

Cold Formed Semi-Tubular Rivets Steel Pins - Anderson Manufacturing Company, Inc.

The heads on the steel pins can be adjusted to their applications and can range in size from less than an inch to a number of inches in diameter and the pin can also vary greatly in length. The body of the pin itself can be evenly cylindrical, or tapered at one end. It is important to consider these factors with regard to the intended application of the pin to ensure mechanical functionality and a sturdy enough component.

Stainless steel is commonly used because of its corrosion resistance and its high levels of durability. As cold headed fasteners are often required for heavy duty applications in harsh environments, stainless steel pins are an ideal product to use. The process of cold forming changes the properties of some materials especially in terms of increasing the yield strength of a metal and creating a dense and porous free product.

This is a beneficial change for pins used in industrial or construction processes which will be required to bear a joining load relative in weight to their size. There are several different types of pins, including linch pins, locating and fixture pins, hitch pins, cotter pins, spring pins and dowel pins.