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Steel Pins

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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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Leading Manufacturers

Rockford, IL  |  877-237-4554

We have over 70 years of experience of manufacturing fairly priced cold headed parts. Our teams are dedicated to creating exceptional products that are extremely durable and aesthetically pleasing. It is our goal here at Brynolf Manufacturing to exceed your expectations and you will be impressed with our ability to accurately manufacture your solutions. We can accommodate all of your needs. Give us a call today to learn more!

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Brynolf Manufacturing Inc. $$$

Palmer, MA  |  888-283-8961

Rathbone Precision Metals, Inc., has grown to be the largest and most respected producer of cold rolled and cold drawn metal profiles in North America, primarily serving the power generation, firearms, computer, medical, oil exploration and lawn and garden markets, among a score of others.

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Rathbone Precision Metals, Inc. $$$

Cuyahoga Falls, OH  |  330-923-4112

Here at NSK Industries, Inc. we are a turnkey manufacturing which means we will supply your cold forming needs with a short amount of lead time. Our company manages four facilities and we strive to be an unsurpassed supplier. We have the background and production lines that can get your projects done regardless of complexity. We are eager to adhere to your specifications. Please visit our website for more information!

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NSK Industries, Inc. $$$

Emporium, PA  |  814-486-0513

Keystone Automatic Technology is a manufacturer of custom high-quality precision cold headed parts, cold headed wire forms and stampings. We have a tooling design department to create custom blue prints to assist you with any of your cold forming needs. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction.

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Keystone Automatic Technology, Inc. $$$

Fletcher, NC  |  828-687-2525

Blue Ridge Metals offers the very best in Wire Processing and Cold Formed products. All cold headed fasteners and components are produced and accomplished in strict conformance to the requirements of our customer specifications. Drawing on an unparalleled depth of experience, Blue Ridge Metals creates value for every customer through the fostering of teamwork and technology to better serve you.

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Blue Ridge Metals Corp. $$$
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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.

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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.