Tips to Assure Quality and Reliability when Bringing Prototype Fasteners to Production

Tips to Assure Quality and Reliability when Bringing Prototype Fasteners to Production

As a manufacturer of products recognized for long-lasting quality, Huron Automatic Screw Company offers clients tips on how to approach finding the right manufacturer.

In a general sense, there are three things that are most important when choosing a manufacturer: quality of product, turn-around time, and communicative accessibility. Quality and turn-around time are obvious things to consider, but having a clear and convenient line of communication is often overlooked, even though it’s just as important as the others. Building a strong relationship with your supplier opens the opportunity to specify precise requirements for prototypes. Bringing a prototype to production is a substantial part of a business plan, meaning that choosing the right manufacturer plays an imperative role in the process.

Consider Local Manufacturers

Many suppliers make the mistake of taking prototype production overseas after finding that overseas suppliers will offer a lower price. Though this is often true, it’s important to realize that you are likely sacrificing things like quality and ease of communication and collaboration. By partnering with a domestic manufacturer, you can feel more confident about the manufacturing quality and labor standards you’re provided. Also, communication errors become much less frequent. Developing such a close relationship gives the added comfort of being able to communicate specific requirements and confront issues through face-to-face interactions.

Another reason to select a local supplier is that you have the option of verifying their reputation in the industry with your peers. Many local suppliers participate in industry associations that will vouch for their reputation in addition to third-party registration programs such as ISO and AALA.

Choose Huron Automatic Screw Company

Huron Automatic Screw Company is a domestic manufacturer known for providing quality turned products, while meeting a variety of customer specifications. Our knack for developing strong relationships with our clients is the perfect example to show the importance of selecting a domestic manufacturer. We work closely with our clients and collaborate to develop products that meet environmental requirements like the need to endure extreme temperatures or pressures. Unlike most overseas suppliers, we are willing to take on low-volume orders and our turn-around rate is exceptional.

In conclusion, the best way to select the right manufacturer when bringing a prototype to production is to do your homework. Find a local manufacturer with a good reputation that provides a quality product and stick with them. Building a close relationship with your manufacturer is by far the best way to ensure that quality standards are met and specific requirements are understood. Huron Automatic Screw Company makes it a priority to form bonds with our clients because we know that this is the best way to develop a mutually beneficial relationship.

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
Customize Fasteners to Withstand Extreme Conditions and Avoid Corrosion

Customize Fasteners to Withstand Extreme Conditions and Avoid Corrosion

Huron Automatic Screw Company works closely with clients to meet precise specifications in providing custom fasteners to withstand potentially corrosive environments.

With the vast amount of options clients have when sourcing a fastener manufacturer and distributor, researching possible choices plays an important role. There are a great number of things to consider when choosing a manufacturer, and the decision will end up affecting the overall quality of the product and standard of service.

When ordering parts that have unique specifications, like the need to withstand extreme temperatures or pressures, quality and service become of significant value. A company’s accessibility turns into an important factor in delivering a high-quality, reliable product. Our team at Huron Automatic Screw Company offers convenient communication and friendly service to our clients. We strive to build close relationships with clients, especially those that need custom components, in order to precisely understand and apply the unique specifications requested.

Customizing Fasteners and Preventing Corrosion

The ability to avoid corrosion is a substantial contributor to the overall quality of a fastener because, in the end, corrosion effects the durability and lifespan of the product. Not to mention, a prematurely corroded fastener can potentially be a safety risk. Generally speaking, fasteners that aren’t specifically manufactured to endure corrosive environments will inevitably have shorter lifespans, and reliability will be compromised. Most fasteners are subject to corrosive conditions simply due to the nature of their purpose, so the decision to take preventative measures seems like an obvious one.

There are various reasons that corrosion may occur, including:

  • Oxidation
  • Pitting
  • Stress
  • Concentration-cell corrosion
  • Galvanization

Manufacturers can prevent, or at least delay, these corrosive factors in several ways. In fact, Huron Automatic Screw Company is well known for delivering products that are designed to withstand extreme conditions. Our team of experts is happy to help our clients develop a product that meets the requirements necessary for the environment it will endure.

Huron Automatic Screw Company can recommend specific material combinations, treatments, external finishes, protective sealants, and lubricants that prevent damage and corrosion in extreme environments. Our wide selection of materials includes metals with higher melting points, increased density, higher solidity at room temperature, etc. Our fasteners are used in nearly every vehicular industry—automotive, trucking, marine engine, off-road, medical—as well as the commercial and industrial pump markets.

Huron Automatic Screw Company is eager to help clients manufacture any and all custom components with special requirements. We accept custom projects and low-volume orders as well, so contact us for a project quote or further information about our processes, pricing, or other products.

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
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