At one time, Cold- Heading was thought as an option only suitable for small fasteners but today, cold heading is used for a wide range of metals, sizes and configurations. Cold heading is a process that dates to more than 75 years ago. One of the more important aspects of the process is its virtual elimination of scrap. For metals that are difficult and/or expensive to recycle, eliminating scrap can make cold heading quite the attractive practice, especially in today’s market in which raw materials are at their highest.
Below is an infographic that may be of value if you are unfamiliar with metal forming options or are looking for improvements on parts that are currently being forged, stamped, cast or by traditional machining. To learn more, please continue reading.