- Cold Headed/Machined
- Leg Levelers
- Wire Forms
Components that make your products work
WCS Industries is your one-stop source for specialty fasteners, cold headed and machined parts, and engineered components, utilizing multi-station cold heading, multi-spindle screw machining and CNC & secondary machining.
By blending cold forming technology including heading, threading and systematic tool forming designs with secondary machining, WCS Industries has a unique capability to engineer and manufacture long term, cost effective solutions for our customers. Cold forming, commonly known as cold heading, is a process with cost, quality and performance advantages as it typically results in a much higher material yield, higher run rates, and superior material properties compared to machining.
Our cold forming process produces parts at room temperature by forging the material past its elastic limits resulting in a new shape. Cold heading takes wire from a coil, cuts it to a precise length, then progressively forms the blank through multiple dies and punches. This produces one finished product per machine cycle. Through this process it is possible to produce complex precision parts at high speed with little or no material waste.
Roll forming takes the headed part and through a rolling process creates a thread form, with the finished piece being stronger than cut or machined threads.
Of course,there are times when design features can require precision machining. At WCS, we also have extensive machining experience using a full range of automatic multi-spindle screw machines and CNC machining centers.
For your component, our engineers will utilize state-of-the-art methods to develop the manufacturing process with the optimum production techniques in order to deliver a cost effective and superior perrforming solution.
Cold headed, formed parts can be produced up to 100X faster than machined parts. Cold forming forges the finished part using cold work to maintain grain structure and produce a stronger part. Eccentric and irregular shapes can be excellent candidates for cold forming, as are parts requiring greater strength.
Some components just aren't cut out to be either cold headed parts or machined parts but rather require a combination of both plus assembly services. Our engineers will perform a "Process Analysis" on your part to determine the optimal manufacturing strategy. The decision can be based on the quantity, component geometries, performance and cost objectives.