What is Cold Heading?
What exactly is Cold Heading? Let’s begin by defining the general term along with the basic principles of involved in the cold heading process.
The process of progressively forming a specified shape from metal wire without adding heat – using a replicated series of dies, hammers, and punches at high speed.
Simply put: cold heading is feeding wire into a machine, cutting it into pieces, and hammering on it. The material is not heated or machined, but formed into its desired shape at room temperature. The ability to form material instead of removing it deems this process extremely efficient and cost effective when manufacturing large quantities.
At Grandeur Fasteners, we design and fabricate our own custom tooling and manufacture nearly all fastener forms including multiple upset configurations, customized head shapes, and substitutions for multi-part assemblies. Converting your supply needs to cold heading can benefit in many ways.
High Speed Production Rates
Large Volume Capabilities
Reduced Raw Material Waste
Improved Physical Properties
Reduction in Cost Vs Machining
Capabilities Include a Large Range of Diameters
Standard and non-standard configurations are made to the customer’s specifications
Many secondary operations available to complete fully customized parts