C&L Rivet was recently contracted to convert a large headed screw machine product to shank ratio through a cold headed process, a cost savings move by the customer. In addition to the cost benefit, the newer process would produce a better performing rivet. This rivet is used in a telecommunications application, as a stop mechanism in mechanical circuit breakers. We designed and co-engineered the necessary tooling and specifics of the new process, maintaining the guidelines for proper dimensioning and tolerance as set by GD&T.
Production was carried out at our ISO 9001:2008 certified facility, where we used our 2 die 3 blow cold header to transform 0.0950″ diameter round wire brass to the specified shape, holding a tight ± 0.0010″ tolerances. Finished dimensions were 0.4980″ long, with an outer diameter of 0.1250″. This product was custom packaged at 10,000 pieces per bag, and shipped to Mexico, China, and areas within the USA. We maintain a yearly shipping schedule of 5 – 10 million parts for this rivet. Typical turnaround time for a project of this magnitude is 6 weeks. For more information about this cold heading project or our other manufacturing capabilities, please see the table below or contact us directly.