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

 

How Huron Automatic Screw Company Overcame Decreased Material Availability

How Huron Automatic Screw Company Overcame Decreased Material Availability

 

Summary

 
Huron Automatic Screw Company has been producing a part used in the drivetrain of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks for many years. There was only one type of steel to be used for this part’s production. The allowed steel material contained lead, which improved machinability. Demand for the parts increased and resulted in decreased availability of the leaded material. Huron Automatic Screw Company took the initiative to address the issue; testing alternative materials and finding a cost savings for both the distributor and end user.
 

The Challenge

 
Huron Automatic Screw Company has been producing a part used in the drivetrain of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks for many years. There are two variations of this product. There is a specific type of steel (41L40) used to produce this part. The steel material 41L40 contains lead to improve machinability.

Demand of the parts began to increase, which coincided with decreased availability of the leaded 41L40 material. It was found that domestic suppliers were eliminating the manufacturing of materials containing lead and foreign suppliers were limiting its use, extending lead times to 4-6 months. Material sourcing became increasingly difficult, solidifying the 41L40 availability issue.
 

The Solution

 
Huron Automatic Screw Company hypothesized that specifications for the hex nut could be opened up to include other materials that are more readily available and at a lower cost. In their research, the team found that the original part specifications only required heat treatment to provide a certain hardness level. There were no mechanical property requirements. This opened up the possibility of using more readily available materials.

First, the customer was approached with material availability problem. While the customer was sensitive to the issue, they did not have the engineering expertise to suggest an alternative.

The team at Huron Automatic Screw Company used their knowledge and experience of materials and machining to source several new material options. At their own expense, the team purchased the alternative materials and proceeded to process test material parts.

The prospective new parts were submitted to the customer for review. Extensive information regarding the situation was provided for the customer to analyze. One of the options that Huron Automatic Screw Company proposed was available at a much lower price. This was chosen as a permanent new material for the part moving forward.
 

Conclusion

 
While Huron Automatic Screw Company could support increased demand of the part from a manufacturing standpoint, they were extremely challenged to find raw material. The team coordinated testing of new materials through multiple levels of communication.

In conclusion, this case study has set out to show Huron Automatic Screw Company’s ability to troubleshoot and solve machining issues. Their expertise allowed for a positive end result in the sourcing and testing of new materials. In this particular case, implementing a new material resulted in improved delivery of the part at a lower cost to the end user.

 

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 an ideal partner to handle prototype through production quantity jobs. Their 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. The Huron Automatic Screw Company tradition of quality and use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been the company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.

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

Expect the Best with Huron Automatic Screw Company

Huron Automatic Screw Company delivers leading service, products, and reliability for manufacturing and distribution clients worldwide.

Huron Automatic Screw Company serves a wide range of clients throughout the manufacturing industry. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of quality and service to each of our customers and have developed a rich legacy of fostering long-term relationships with our clients who appreciate the reliability, quality, and service they receive from us.

Who We Serve

For over eighty years, Huron Automatic Screw Company has worked with fastener distributors, component manufacturers, and original equipment manufacturers within a variety of industries including:

  • Automotive
  • Heavy Truck
  • Off-Road
  • Diesel and Marine Engine
  • Commercial and Industrial Pump
  • Rubber Mold
  • Farm Implement Industries

Within each of these sectors, we are highly regarded for our product excellence and swift production turnaround. The threaded fasteners and machined parts that Huron Automatic Screw Company makes for component manufacturers, fastener distributors and OEM’s are used in a wide variety of component parts including axles, suspensions, steering components, medical equipment, powertrains, engines, transmissions, and pumps.

Custom Products for Diverse Applications

We use the highest quality materials and rely on the expertise of our highly-trained team to develop the highest quality fasteners from prototype to production to meet the unique application needs of our clients. Whether you are looking for a fastener that can withstand extreme temperatures, pressure, or use, our team has the experience necessary to work closely with customers to develop products that meet these diverse needs. Examples of some of our custom products include double end studs, wheel studs and specialty bolts made from carbon, alloy, stainless steel, aluminum, and other high temperature alloy materials.

Proudly Made in the USA

As a result of our dedication, quality, and service, leading fastener distributors and component manufacturers from around the world now rely on the quality of our fasteners. Additionally, we proudly manufacture our fasteners right here in the USA. This allows us to better regulate the quality of our products and deliver orders on time throughout the world.

In general, our tradition of quality, adherence to rigorous standards, and investment in leading edge technology has enabled us to provide leading-class service and to continue to improve our processes on an on-going basis. This provides us with confidence and a competitive edge in the precision machined manufacturing market and gives our clients peace of mind knowing they have a reliable supplier for years to come.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 80 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
Innovative Processes Support Responsible Precision Machining Practices

Innovative Processes Support Responsible Precision Machining Practices

Huron Automatic Screw Company is committed to implementing responsible and mindful business practices.

Environmental consciousness is steadily climbing and as a member of the precision machining industry, Huron Automatic Screw Company is proud to support a record of mindful environmental stewardship and recycling. Associations such as the Precision Machined Products Association encourage its members to implement environmentally sustainable practices to help make a positive difference locally and throughout the world.

Ways We Can Make a Difference

There are many ways the precision machining products industry can make a difference for the environment. From examining utility and resource management, to creating more efficient systems and processes, to responsibly recycling and reusing resources, companies can have a positive impact on the environment. For example, the industry has commonly recycled scrap metal for re-melting since its inception.   Manufacturers are held liable to a wide array of federal, state and local environmental regulations and are encouraged to stay in the know about changes in these regulations or advancements in efficiency and technology.

A Conscious Commitment

We are members of both the PMPA and the Heavy Duty Manufacturer’s Association (HDMA) which provide ongoing education about environmentally sound practices, processes, and system improvements. We are dedicated to implementing these practices where possible to continually improve our relationship with the environment and strengthen our stewardship of the local ecosystem.

Additionally, we uphold strong business values that enable us to provide services and products built on the most efficient and innovative practices in the industry. These values include:

  • Teamwork – we work together to achieve solutions to improving our systems and processes on a continual basis.
  • Creativity – we value originality of thought and execution
  • Quality – we strive for sustained excellence in all we do
  • Commitment – we present unreserved devotion to being the best we can and striving for excellence in all we do

In general, our tradition of quality, adherence to rigorous standards, and investment in leading edge technology has enabled us to operate in a more environmentally conscious way and to continue to improve our processes on an on-going basis. This provides us with confidence and a competitive edge in the precision machined manufacturing market.

If you are looking for a manufacturer that is dedicated to providing them most reliable and responsible services, you should contact us today at 810-364-6636.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 80 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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