Cold heading, also known as cold forming, has been used in manufacturing for over 75 years and has undergone significant advancements over time. It is no longer limited to small fasteners, and is now successfully used to manufacture parts in a wide range of metals, sizes, and configurations.
The advantages and limitations of cold heading are covered in the accompanying resource, making it a valuable read for those unfamiliar with metal forming options or seeking to improve parts that are currently forged, stamped, cast, or traditionally machined. When suitable, cold heading offers manufacturers an opportunity to increase production efficiency and reduce operating costs, enabling customers to obtain consistent, high-quality parts at a significantly lower price. Therefore, cold forming is a manufacturing option that should always be considered.
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