Pearson Fastener manufactures rounded, collared and chamfered specialty pins using the cold forming process. These pins are primarily used in the lawn and garden, automotive, military and air filtration markets. We produce pins from carbon and alloy materials and ranging in diameter from M5 to M14.
With our in-house secondary equipment, Pearson can shave grooves, chamfers, lead-in angles and points for a wide variety of metal pins. We can also produce pins with diamond and straight knurls.
Pearson has a strategic supplier base located nearby, allowing us to provide parts that are heat treated and plated to our customers’ requirements.
Specialty Pins: Case Study
Problem: A Japanese distributor needed a North American supplier to produce an M5 stainless steel knurled pin with an automotive coating. The supplier would have to produce this pin while meeting quality standards and passing a quality audit of a Tier 1 Japanese automotive supplier. Other key requirements included producing the parts from a Japanese equivalent stainless steel, and producing a specialized knurl to meet technical requirements for a gasoline flap application for an industry-leading Japanese auto manufacturer.
Solution: Experienced in producing thousands of pieces from stainless steel per month, Pearson Fastener worked with its stainless supplier to develop a stainless steel raw material to meet the Japanese equivalent. Pearson also developed a manufacturing process for a headless pin to ensure the specialized knurl could be produced in a high-volume production environment. Pearson enhanced its quality and manufacturing procedures to pass the in-depth automotive audit.