Understanding Some of the ‘Nuts and Bolts’ of Your Threaded Fastener

Understanding Some of the ‘Nuts and Bolts’ of Your Threaded Fastener

Huron Automatic Screw Company makes each machined part with the utmost precision and expertise.

When choosing your threaded fastener provider, there are important factors to consider. Three important qualities include the utmost precision in the finished product, the timeliness of production, and the one-on-one care with each client. At Huron Automatic Screw Company, this is exactly the kind of service you’ll receive. We pride ourselves as a complete threaded fastener provider with expertise in every piece of precision-machined part produced. Knowing how these products are made offers an understanding of what goes into every machined part we provide. Take a moment to browse the Huron Automatic Screw Company website at www.huronauto.com and learn more about the manufactured products and services we provide.

Knowing the crux of your threaded fastener

In the build of every threaded fastener, there are basics to consider that Huron Automatic Screw Company has come to perfect throughout the more than 85 years in the threaded fastener arena. Some considerations include how to measure the bolts, the best choice in materials to use, and the lubricants and finishes required for our customers specific threaded fasteners. Huron Automatic Screw Company considers every detail for the most precise machined parts. These details include understanding the bolt or stud diameter. The diameter of the bolt includes the “nominal” thread diameter. Two important diameters of every bolt are the major and minor thread diameters. The major diameter is the largest outer diameter of the thread and the minor diameter is the deepest part of the thread. Huron Automatic Screw Company takes every component from prototype to production with these simple, but vital essentials in mind. Bolt length is another important aspect. This is the length of the threads from the underside of the bolt head to the tip of the shank. Fractional pitch or thread count for fractional threaded fasteners is another important aspect when measuring critical threaded components. The more course the thread, the lower the pitch number. The finer the thread, the higher the pitch number increases.

With a clear understanding of the needs of each valued customer, from material to manufacture, every piece is built to precise specifications by our team of qualified experts at Huron Automatic Screw Company with continued one-on-one communication throughout the project. More considerations include metric fasteners that use a metric pitch format such as M10 X 1.5. The pitch number specifies the distance between adjacent threads and is measured in millimeters where the basic size specifies the major diameter of the bolt. Huron Automatic Screw Company manufactures the highest quality precision-machined parts for each of our valued customers and this attention to detail is of the utmost importance. Torque value is another critical component and this value is used for proper tightening for every threaded fastener. This is especially critical when it comes to high-stress areas such as connecting rods, cylinder heads, and wheels. For every specific application, a certain clamping load is required for proper component retention and performance and torque value plays a significant role. Accompanied with torque value is the lubricants used. Torque values are established based on the use of lubricants. These lubricants provide a smooth installation and reduce the risk of rust seizure. These are just some of the tools of the trade Huron Automatic Screw Company has come to perfect.

In gaining an understanding of the “nuts and bolts” of threaded fasteners, it’s easy to see why precision is a must and why Huron Automatic Screw Company takes it so seriously. For your complete threaded fastener source, rely on Huron Automatic Screw Company and see why we are leaders in the industry of manufacturing precision-machined parts.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 86 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
Huron Automatic Screw Company is a Proud Member of Precision Machined Products Association

Huron Automatic Screw Company is a Proud Member of Precision Machined Products Association

Creating relationships and networking helps strengthen the machine products industry

As a member of the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA), Huron Automatic Screw Company recognizes the importance of knowing the competitive nature of the machined products industry. Sharing in the vast knowledge of industry leaders in providing tools and resources that strengthen its member companies, joining PMPA is a positive step toward gaining access to tools of the trade to enhance business success and relationships.

PMPA membership offers a wide range of exclusive benefits and the latest technical information for its members to stay on top of the competition in the machined products industry. The importance not only lies in the competition, but also in understanding government regulations associated with the industry. By joining the PMPA, companies gain access to more than 400 member companies and can be a part of a culture that’s connected and makes the most informed decisions in the machined products industry. Huron Automatic Screw Company is a proud member of the PMPA and encourages companies to jump on board and join this organization acknowledged as a national leader in the 21st century.

Take advantage of the free trial membership and join PMPA today

Join the PMPA today and receive a one-year free trial membership. PMPA is offering a promotion of $600.00 to U.S. and Canadian contract machining shops. Joining is easy by visiting the PMPA website at www.pmpa.org and downloading the form or contact PMPA by phone at (440) 526-0300 or email at info@pmpa.org.

Memberships vary and are as follows:

  • Associate Member: Captive shop, which produces precision parts for a finished product
  • Technical Member: Supplier of manufacturing-related goods and services for the precision-machined products industry
  • Affiliate Member: A non-profit educational institution providing training or other manufacturing-related programs to the precision-machined products industry

 

Importance lies in the partnership between Huron Automatic Screw Company and PMPA

As a member of Precision Machined Products Association, the 86-year-old Michigan-based Huron Automatic Screw has the knowledge and takes pride in the relationship with PMPA. Recognizing the importance of the partnership, Huron Automatic Screw Company stays at the forefront of innovation in the manufacturing industry. It is shown by their reputation for product excellence and precision in every piece of machined product they ship. The networking capabilities through PMPA are paramount to its success. The connection between manufacturers all around the country offers the ability and a constant to create new methods and machinery that drives the industry to new levels. For more information about Huron Automatic Screw Company and the many benefits derived from the PMPA membership, check out our website at www.huronauto.com, call the office at (810) 364-6636 or send an email to sales@huronauto.com.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 86 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636

 

Advanced Engineering Developments are Dependent on Precision Machining

Advanced Engineering Developments are Dependent on Precision Machining

Huron Automatic Screw Company supports the progress of a wide array of industries in the United States by manufacturing parts to keep developments moving.

We live in a time where the “next big thing” can change several times in a single day. Our ability to connect brilliant people and keep innovations constantly moving has become nearly flawless. New methods, processes, materials, and tools are introduced daily that drive technology and new developments. As a result, we have become a society with expectations. We expect that our tools, machines, and way of life will continually improve with time. At Huron Automatic Screw Company we recognize these expectations and contribute in every way we can to meet or exceed them.

Components are the Most Important Building Blocks

Every great product is only as dependable as its weakest component. From the simplest to the most complex, nearly every product depends on the precision, performance, and reliability of their components. For instance, Huron Automatic Screw Company provides components for nearly every facet of the auto industry that are then used to build engines, suspensions, braking systems, etc. The design of these parts only functions properly due to the screws, nuts, bolts, studs, and other individual components that hold them together. When considering this, it becomes obvious that using a quality premium manufacturer like Huron Automatic Screw Company is a must.

Sourcing Top Materials

An important factor in ensuring the quality of our products is the material used. Our components are used in a wide variety of products including axles, suspensions, steering components, medical equipment, powertrains, engines, transmissions and pumps. Many of these parts have specific needs that require custom made components designed to withstand extreme environments. At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we use the best materials and rely on the expertise of our highly trained staff to meet the individual needs of each of our clients.

As a premier manufacturer of custom fasteners, Huron Automatic Screw Company knows the responsibility we hold in the progression of other industries. That’s why we dedicate so much time and energy into ensuring the quality of our products and processes. We’ve been satisfying engineers, developers, and designers by bringing their ideas off the page and into production for over 80 years. Our tradition of quality, adherence to rigorous standard, and investment in leading technology has provided us with the capability to support growth and advancement in the industry while evolving alongside it. Huron Automatic Screw Company has the competence, confidence, and experience to maintain our position as an industry warrior.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision-machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, powertrains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636

 

Huron Automatic Screw Co. Recognized by Production Machining Magazine

Huron Automatic Screw Co. Recognized by Production Machining Magazine

The PMPA recounts the history of Huron Automatic Screw Co. and its major turning points that have led to its great success.

In the 2016 article written in Production Machining Magazine, the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) recognizes Huron Automatic Screw Co. for its longtime dedication to the industry and its major turning points toward success along the way. Keith E. Brooks, a lifelong journeyman, started what would become Huron Automatic Screw Co. out of a small barn in Port Huron, MI in 1931. Mr. Brooks would run machine parts, mostly threaded fasteners, to leading car manufacturers in Detroit, while his wife, Lucy, kept the books. Almost thirty years after the company’s opening, and a transfer of ownership to Keith’s sons, Allen and Walter, the company relocated to their facility in St Clair, MI. Huron Automatic Screw continues to uphold a well-respected reputation in that same facility today. Edward Brooks, President of Huron Automatic Screw Co., was interviewed for the article:

“We are well-known in the marketplace for our quality and reliability,” Mr. Brooks says. “Although, there are many that say, because there are so many different certifications, quality is an equalizer. I still think it’s a differentiator for us, because we have seen numerous occasions with other companies where parts have been offshored and have lost their quality.”

A Notable Turn Toward Present Success

Production Machining Magazine pointed out that in the mid-1990’s Huron Automatic Screw Co. made significant changes to the business that would uphold their reputation of quality and reliability, and ultimately lead to greater success in the industry.

In the 1990’s, ownership was handed down to Walter’s sons and the current owners Warren, David, and Edward Brooks. Finding the auto industry to be too volatile, the brothers shifted focus toward the heavy truck, off-road and agricultural industries. This shift sparked a five-year investment plan centered on the facility and equipment that would eventually prove to be highly beneficial for the companies stakeholders. The Brooks brothers rearranged the facility to maximize space, replace outdated equipment, and positioned the quality center in the middle of the plant. These modifications to the plant led to higher efficiency, increased productivity, and shorter cycle times.

The financial gains from these changes led to the biggest machinery investment in the company’s history: a six-spindle, full CNC controlled machine. The machine provides quality and capabilities that sets Huron Automatic Screw apart from its competitors, and it has become a “showpiece” for the business. Now, the company is recognized for its quality, reliability, and versatility, offering services to multiple industries including the auto-industry.

Loyalty and Participation in the PMPA

Huron Automatic Screw Co. has been a proud and active member in the PMPA since 1933. Being involved with this organization has been beneficial to Huron Automatic Screw Co. by offering networking opportunities and creating an avenue to exchange ideas with other businesses in the industry. Mr. Brooks was asked about the company’s involvement with the organization by Production Machining Magazine.

“Almost since its inception, we have been very involved in PMPA meetings, and my family has held numerous leadership positions and has been a part of several different committees,” Mr. Brooks says. “One of the core benefits of the association is open sharing, and we have come home from meetings and conferences with so many new ideas about cutting tools and machines, but we’ve also been able to contribute many ideas as well. We’re all competitors, but we’re friendly competitors.”

So, when choosing your supplier for threaded fasteners and precision parts, choose Huron Automatic Screw, a company that has a proven reputation for quality and reliability and has earned a permanent position in the industry through decades of service.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
Source Precision Machined Components from Huron Automatic Screw Company

Source Precision Machined Components from Huron Automatic Screw Company

Huron Automatic Screw Company manufactures an array of precision machined products to meet customers’ individual needs and specifications.

High quality products rely on high quality components. When it comes to developing new technology or products, it is often the precise details and individual components that support overall performance. Companies looking for precision machined fasteners and custom components rely on manufacturers to produce durable high-quality precision products. At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we manufacture a wide array of fasteners and components and specialize in custom components.

We offer a large variety of precision parts and precision machined products including double end studs, specialty bolts, wheel studs, and more. These precision machined products are used in many applications including axles, power trains, suspensions, engines, and steering components. These products are purchased and used by distributors, component manufacturers, and OEMs throughout the United States.

Precision machined components include:

Drive Flange Wedges: These may also be called tapered dowels. They are tapered and slotted cones that act as a special lock washer in the wheel end applications. We specialize in custom drive flange wedge manufacturing services to enable customers to source specialized products for a variety of applications.

Straight Pins: Huron Automatic Screw Company manufactures straight pins in a number of different diameters and lengths to meet customer’s specifications. Looking for an uncommon size? We can manufacture it for you. General OD tolerances can be held as tight as +/- 0.0005” thanks to our innovation centerless grinding and CNC equipment. Additionally, carbon, alloy, stainless, and multiple heat treated materials are regularly machined.

Spacers: Huron Automatic Screw Company manufactures many different special machine spacers in different diameters ranging from 1/4” to 1-5/8”. Additionally, spacers can be manufactured in thicknesses starting at 3/16” up to 5” or more. Common materials used include carbon, alloy, stainless steel, and aluminum. Best of all, no material or quantity is off limits for production.

Huron Automatic Screw Company has an history of creating custom precision machined products for over 85 years. We are committed to continuous innovation, investment in new technology, and advanced manufacturing practices to enable our company to offer high-quality service and components to every client. By focusing on these areas, we can offer customers peace of mind knowing they have a high-quality product supplier to rely on for everything from low volume orders, custom fasteners, prototype production orders, and more. Interested in learning more? Contact our team today to discuss your needs or obtain an estimate.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
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