Cold Forming

Cold forming creates favorable strain (work) hardening. With Open Die Cold Forming, the metal is placed between two flat dies and compressed until the shape is revealed. With Closed Die Cold Forming, the metal fills the space within the die cavity as it is plastically compressed into the mold.

Advantages and Benefits of Open Die Cold Forming

  • Open die production allows for long length small diameter fasteners
  • Proprietary machines and  methods allow for “hands off” production
  • Exceptional straightness in long parts
  • Long straight parts can replace machines, multi part assemblies
  • You get straight long parts in high volumes
  • Complete automation for accuracy and repeatability at lower costs
  • Great for difficult spaces and innovative applications
  • Eliminate costs by replacing high cost machining and multiple parts

Advantages and Benefits of Closed Die Cold Forming

  • Reduced material scrap vs. machining
  • Highly accurate and repeatable at high volumes
  • Flow of material grain strengthens end product
  • Rounded dies make parts virtually free from burs and rough edges
  • Better utilization of materials with chipless production
  • Get the right parts, made to your requirements and on time
  • The process actually can increase tensile strength of the parts especially under the head