Cold Headings

This process uses only cold workable metals, typically in wire form that is drawn through a mandrel to size and straightened. It is then formed in a series of progressive dies upsetting features on the end portions of the blank. It is then cut off and often threaded in the same operation. This process typically produces a near net shape workpiece, which means the final product is complete. Sometimes requiring additional plating, heat treating, or machining.

  • Close tolerances (+/-.002), net shape, minimal scrap
  • Excellent surface finish
  • Low cost
  • Rapid production rate
  • Continuous grain flow
  • High strength
  • Reduced secondaries
  • Thread rolling, knurling, and roll forming
  • Heat treating, plating, assembly
  • Ductile and crack resistant

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