Fasteners and Hardware

Hi-Performance Fastening Systems: More Than Just a Fastener Supplier

21 August 2017

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Hi-Performance Fastening Systems manufactures specialty and proprietary cold-headed fasteners serving the distribution, heavy truck, tiered automotive, agriculture, lawn and garden, appliance, consumer, electronics, construction, renewable energy and off-road/emergency vehicle markets.

Although well-known in most industries for their high-quality parts, Hi-Performance has a reputation for offering more than just parts. They customize fastening solutions to meet their customer’s needs, offering a team of design experts ready, willing and able to review designs in any stage of development to suggest fasteners that will not only save time, but money as well. This design expertise, offered at no additional cost to the customer, demonstrates Hi-Performance Fastening Systems’ partnership approach to their customer relationships.

Figure 1: Although well-known for their high-quality parts, Hi-Performance Fastening Systems has established a reputation among customers for offering valuable design engineering services. Source: Hi-Performance Fastening SystemsFigure 1: Although well-known for their high-quality parts, Hi-Performance Fastening Systems has established a reputation among customers for offering valuable design engineering services. Source: Hi-Performance Fastening SystemsHi-Performance has a loyal customer base that relies on their engineering support at many different points during the process – from the design level to purchasing. Recently, a customer came to Hi-Performance after having designed a part that involved three distinct processes: the heading process, the trimming process, and the SEMS rolling process. When the engineering team at Hi-Performance took a closer look at the part, they determined that they could actually form the part during the heading process, thereby eliminating the need for the trimming process. This not only saved the customer time, but money as well. This is just one example of Hi-Performance Fastening Systems’ added value through engineering and design expertise.

In another example, a customer from the automotive industry asked if Hi-Performance could create a screw similar to one previously made for a particular operation. Upon reviewing the original design schematics, Hi-Performance determined that the new design wouldn’t work as intended because the original drawing provided – detailing a circular screw design – did not reflect what the customer actually needed, which was a trilobular screw design. Because Hi-Performance was invited to participate early in the design process, they were able to catch the problem at the onset, saving the customer from a potentially frustrating experience, in addition to valuable time and money.

Most recently, a similar customer experience occurred. A Hi-Performance design engineer was talking to one of their automotive OEM customers about removing a shoulder from a part. In doing so, they discovered that by switching a segment of the operation from a multi-die to a single-die part, the customer would experience both a cost and time savings.

As evidenced by the three examples above – and there are many more similar client experiences – it is clear that it’s beneficial to tap into the design engineering experience of Hi-Performance Fastening Systems throughout the design process. Hi-Performance Fastening Systems isn’t just another supplier; they are a partner in every step of the process. To learn more about Hi-Performance Fastening Systems, an MW Industries Company, visit the Hi-Performance Fastening Systems website.



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