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Fastener Manufacturing

We are proud to be one of the last few fastener manufacturers left in the UK.

Forward Fastener Manufacturing is based in Aston, Birmingham and Is dedicated to the design, advice, prototyping and manufacture of all types of male threaded fasteners from 4mm up to 400mm long, M2 to M18 in all popular metals.

We are a key supplier to the automotive, aerospace, telecommunication, civil engineering and security sectors. With a wealth of experience, we are able to offer our customers a unique design, development and trial service. This is achieved through having our own in-house tool-room, wire drawing, manufacturing and testing facilities.

We are accredited to ISO 9001 standard and can offer full traceability on all parts and all accompanying quality documentation including ISIR’s, FMEA’s and PPAP Level 3.

What do we manufacture?

What do we manufacture?

Our product range is extensive and includes many standard and non-standard parts supplied in accordance with BS/EN/DIN/ISO or any other recognised industry standards. Our expertise lies in the manufacture of; • “SEMS” screws and captivated washer assemblies • double ended studs • tri-lobular and paint clearing threads • bolts and general threaded fasteners • self-tapping and wood screws • bespoke security fasteners including all tamper-proofs • specialised forgings • cap screws
How do we manufacture?

How do we manufacture?

Heading Process

Cold forging (or cold forming) is a process that takes cold heading quality wire on heading machines which is cut to required lengths. The “cut off” is transferred through a series of dies (the more complex the part, the greater the number of dies) this produces a “headed blank”. This part of the process determines the size and length and the head configuration i.e. countersunk, cap, pan etc. The recess is also formed at this stage i.e. socket, 6-lobe, pozi etc.
How do we manufacture?

How do we manufacture?

Threading Process

Thread rolling machines feed the headed blank though a hopper and rails, passes it through a set of dies which form rather than cut the thread geometry. This process produces a thread-form that is inherently far stronger and has a better grain flow than a cut thread. This part of the process determines the pitch and major/minor diameter of the tread-form.

What materials do we use?

We manufacture in: • Boron Steel • Mild Steel • Brass • Stainless Steel 304/316/430 • High-tech alloys • Aluminium • Copper • Phosphor Bronze
Surface coatings and additions

Surface coatings and additions

All parts can be offered with various plated or surface protected finishes. These include: • Zinc with colour options • Chemi-Black • Phosphating • Most organic finishes • Nickel-Chrome • Thread lock sealing/patches
Quality Overview

Quality Overview

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” ― Henry Ford
Quality is paramount at Forward. With massive investment in our state of the art inspection lab and optical sort machines to continual monitoring of our KPI’s on parts per million we take quality very seriously and make sure that our suppliers do too. From the initial APQP with our quality engineers we can offer warranty, ISIR and full PPAP level 3 and all our products can be fully traceable all the way back to the raw material.

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Contact Details

Forward Fastener Manufacturing Ltd.
Eastside
Blews Street
Aston
Birmingham
B6 4EP

Telephone +44 (0) 121 687 0018