R&D

We work alongside our customers, experienced and new engineers alike, to identify and meet their needs. Through this experience, we know that engineers are looking for better materials, more dynamic threads and fastener finishes to accommodate a more advanced and dynamic product. Our parts are accordingly developed to be utilised in bespoke high-profile projects for a multitude of sectors; Aerospace and the Automotive industry, for example, are sectors where material, weight, finish and of course cost are paramount.

Having our own cold forging press means we can work from a customer’s drawing, producing prototypes that enable further engineering and professional discussion. Throughout this process, we adjust the product design to perfectly be fit for purpose before a high-volume order is ever placed.

With our engineering background, we speak the same R&D language as our customers. This means projects run smoothly and development costs stay low, further freeing up budget for the end production. Our extensive product range includes many standard and non-standard parts supplied in accordance with BS/EN/DIN/ISO.

Our expertise lies in the manufacture of: “SEMS” screws and captivated washer assemblies; double ended studs; tri-lobular and paint clearing threads; bolts and general threaded fasteners; not to mention bespoke security fasteners, including all tamper-proofs.

We use a wide range of materials depending on the purpose of the product. Materials depend on a variety of factors, such as where it is going, what kind of temperatures it will be subject to, the stresses involved and the possible need to be dynamic. We manufacture in steel, Stainless Steel 304/316/430, brass, high-tech alloys, aluminium, copper and Phosphor Bronze.

Our R&D department is critical to our product development and portfolio, and also to our customers. It puts us in a strong position to advise and guide for future requests in an ever-changing industry.

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