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Custom Manufacturing Overview
 

The video below contains more information about the four "pillars" of Fastenal Manufacturing and how we can meet your needs for custom-manufactured parts with unmatched speed, precision, and quality.

Cardinal Fastener® Hot Forging
 
Cardinal Fastener

Fastenal has been hot-forging custom parts for more than 20 years, and today our Cardinal hot forging division encompasses three facilities, more than 20 experienced forge operators, and a spectrum of presses and materials. With millions of dollars in bolt blank inventory, hundreds of stock dies for common heading needs, and the ability to produce custom tooling within 24 hours for unique head geometries, we're ready to put your specialty bolt project into production.

Capabilities:
  • 75, 150, 300, and 700 ton presses
  • 3mm - 4" diameter
  • Induction heating with infrared pyrometers for precise temperature control
  • Secondary processes such as bending and threading
  • In-house heat treat equipment (vacuum, quench, and temper)
Commonly-Made Products:
  • Hex Head Cap Screws
  • Heavy Hex Bolts
  • Socket Head
  • 12-Point/Ferry Cap
  • Flange Bolts
  • Riser Bolts
  • Bonnet Bolts
  • Liner Bolts
  • Special Geometries
Coatings
 
Electrolytic Coatings

Zinc Plating, Nickel Plating, Chromium Plating, Copper Plating, Aluminum Plating, Cadmium Plating

Chemical & Other Coatings

Mn/Zn Phosphating, Electroless Nickel Plating, Hot Dip Galvanizing, Dacromet®, Molybdenum Disulphide, Xylar® (Xylar Xylan), PTFE

Cold Forming
 

Our Holo-Krome division has been a pioneer in cold and warm forming techniques since 1929. Today, that tradition of innovation and quality continues at our 200,000 square foot facility in Wallingford, Connecticut, as well as at our 100,000 square foot facility in Loves Park, Illinois. With 70-plus cold headers in all, we have the capacity to produce more than 30 million critical-application parts per week to keep our customers' production lines and equipment running.

Capabilities
  • #4 - 7/8" diameter capacity
  • Multi-blows and secondary processes
  • Severe upsets and extrusions
  • Limitless head, point, and drive styles
  • In-house heat treat equipment (vacuum, quench, and temper)
  • Available HOLO-CODE head marking (complete traceability at a glance)
Quality and Compliance
  • QSLM Class 2 Approved
  • DFARS Compliant
  • ISO/TS 1649 certified
  • REACH Compliant
  • RoHS Compliant
  • ISO/IEC 17025 accredited labs
  • USA raw materials and manufacturing

Head Styles - Binding Undercut, Carriage, Collar Studs, Dome Head, Ext 6 Lobe Washer Head, Fillister, Flat 82°, 90°, and 100°, Flat Undercut, Hex, Indented Hex, Indented Hex Washer, Oval, Pan, Plow, Round, Round (U-Drive), Serrated Hex Washer

Point Types - Type A, Type B, Type AB, Type F, Type 1, Type 17, Type 23, BT 25, Self-Drilling Screw, Self-Piercing, Tri-Lobular, Wood Screw, U, UNC, UNF

Drives - Phillips, Slotted, Combination Phillips/Slotted, Combination Phillips/Square, Combination Hex/Slotted, Hex Socket Drive, Six Lobe, Square, Torx

Industry Certifications
 

As an ISO 9001:2008 manufacturer, we maintain full traceability of raw materials and stringent quality control during each phase of production. With multiple ISO/IEC 17025 accredited labs, millions of dollars in testing equipment, and some of the most experienced operators, engineers, and quality personnel in the industry, we don't just produce parts — we produce perfection.

Standards & Certifications
  • ISO 9001:2008 certified (all Fastenal Manufacturing locations)
  • 3 ISO/IEC 17025 labs within our manufacturing facilities (Winona, MN; Wallingford, CT; Modrice, Czech Republic)
  • API-Q1 certified
  • AD 2000 - Merkblatt WO
  • Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC
  • ISO/TS 1649 certified (cold forming)
  • TUV NORD certified
  • NQA-1 & 10CFR50 Appendix B compliant
Participation in 40+ Standards Committees
  • ASTM International: 26 Subcommittees
  • ASME: 18 Subcommittees
  • ISO: Head of Delegation, TC2 Fasteners
  • API: 11 Subcommittees
  • NACE International
  • AWHEM & SPE
  • SAE
  • ASM
  • RCSC

View all Certifications

Precision Machining
 

Our precision machining operations span seven locations worldwide, more than 350 skilled machinists, and nearly 220 CNC machines. We specialize in turned and milled components like shafts, pin plates, blocks, and all kinds of specialty items, with deep experience in industries such as oil and gas, food and beverage, power generation, pulp and paper, heavy equipment, and many more. Need a production component, replacement part, or prototype? We can make it happen.

CNC Turning and Machining Centers
  • 1/16" - 18.1" diameter
  • Maximum turning length of 82.7"
  • Tolerances as tight as +/- .0001"
  • Sub-spindles and live tooling
  • Rack loading bar feeders
  • VMC: 45" x 20" x 25"
  • HCM: 30" x 26" x 26"
  • Pallet changers and indexers
  • 5-axis capabilities
Commonly-produced parts
  • Valve and Actuator Stems
  • Stem Adaptors
  • Lockdown Screws
  • Tie-downs
  • Stay Rods
  • VR and Bull Plugs
  • Shafts, Pins, and Bushings
  • Engineered Components: Made-to-Print or Reverse-Engineered
Raw Materials
 
Carbon & Alloy Steel

A36, A193, B7, B7M, B5, B16, B16A, A320/A320M, L7/L7M, 1018, 1045, 12L14, 4140/42, 4130, 4340, ETD-150 (AMS 6378), 8620/30, and MORE

Stainless Steel

303/304 (18-8), 310, 316/316L, 321, 347, A2/A4 (50/70/80), 410, 416, 420, 422, 431, B8/B8M/B8T (Class 1 & 2), B8C, B6/B6X, 17-4, PH (H925/H950/H1025/H1075/H1100/H1150/DH1150), Nitronic 50/60 (AMS 5764/5848), and MORE

Super Alloys & Duplex Steel

Duplex 2205, Monel™ 400/K500, Inconel® 600/601/625/718, Incoloy® 800/800HT/825/925, Hastelloy® B2, C, C4, C22, C276/AMS 5667, A453 660 A&B, MP35N (AMS 5844/5845), Titanium Grades 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, Ti-6Al-4V, and MORE

Non-Ferrous & Plastics

Aluminum/Aluminum Bronze, Silicon Aluminum Bronze, Brass, Naval Brass, Copper/Beryllium Copper, Plastics, Nylon, Delrin, HDPE, UHMW, PTFE

Secondary & Non-Traditional Operations
 

We complement our four manufacturing pillars with a range of additional operations and services that enable us to provide solutions for less common needs and minimize our reliance on outside vendors. In most cases, we're able to complete the entire job — from raw material to packaged product — within our facilities, giving us complete control over quality and delivery time.

 
 
Threading
  • All standard & metric thread pitches (UNC, UNF, UNJ, ACME, metric, pipe, and British standard)
  • Rolled: up to 4" diameter; cut: up to 7" diameter
  • Right or left hand
 
 
Stud Bolting
 

We specialize in producing high-integrity stud bolting solutions for the oil & gas industry and other customer segments. Our primary stud bolting location is our 30,000 square foot ISO 9001:2008-certified facility in Houston, Texas, where 34 operators work four shifts, 24/7, to produce more than 3.6 million custom studs per year. We also provide the nuts, washers, and gaskets that work with these studs, enabling us to deliver complete, kitted stud assemblies to your point of use, a time-saving solution for turnarounds and shutdowns.

Stud Bolting Solutions
  • Pressure containing
  • Tap-end/pad
  • Full thread/continuous
  • Double end
  • Combination
  • 1/4" - 6" diameters
  • In-house equipment: bending, threading, chamfering, auto drilling, stamping/etching, auto-feed saws
Standards & Materials
  • ASTM, ASME, AWHEM, API
  • A193 B7, L7M, L43
  • A453 660, B16, B16M
  • 17-4, 304, 316, 410
  • HH1150, Duplex, Nitronic
  • Inconel 718, 625, 925
  • Monel, Titanium, MP35N
Metals, Alloys & Materials Services
 

A lot of costs go into a piece of metal — there's machine time, equipment wear and tear, and labor for cutting, material handling, and scrap cleanup. Let Fastenal absorb these costs by providing your material in pre-cut lengths to suit your needs.

  • Order what you need, with no minimums
  • We can maintain local inventory to anticipate your demand, allowing you to free up storage space and cash
  • We'll deliver your material to your job site or facility, when and where you need it, so your people can stay focused on the job
Available Material Grades
  • Carbon Steel: A36, 1018, 1045, 1117, 12L14, 1215, 1141 (fatigue-proof), 1144 (stress-proof), or equivalent
  • Alloy Steel: 4130, 4140, 4140 B-7, 41L40, 8620, e.t.d. 150
  • Stainless Steel: 303, 304, 316, 410, 416, 440, 17-4 PH, 17-4 H1150
  • Aluminum: 2011, 2024, 6061, 6063, 7075
  • Brass & Copper Alloy: C110, C360, C464, C932, C954
  • Plastic: Nylon, Teflon, UHMW, Acetal, Polypropylene, Acrylic
  • Exotic Material: Titanium, Monel™, Inconel®, Hastelloy®
Available Shapes
  • Round
  • Square Tubing
  • Rectangular Tubing
  • Round Tubing
  • Angle & Pre-Punched
  • Channel
  • Flat
  • Hex
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  • Square
  • Sheet
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