Customised pins from Technifast 21 September 2016

Technifast Ltd’s manufacturing division has complemented its wide range of standard dowel pins by offering a custom-made dowel pin service to customer specification or drawing.

Technifast engineers understand that not all standard dowel pins are appropriate for demanding applications or specialist projects, and it can be difficult to source the exact dowel for specific needs. With its machining capabilities Technifast says it can create a bespoke dowel pin tailored to the purpose for which it is intended.

Small diameter dowels and high volume runs of dowel pins can be accommodated with ease. Technifast operates within the diameter range of 1mm — 25.4mm, with a length range of 3mm — 120mm, and diameter tolerances generally from H6 — M6 but other diameters can be quoted.

The company offers a fast turnaround, competitive pricing, longer lengths up to 120mm and specialises in through hardened steel, mild steel unhardened, Cr6, stainless steel in 303 (A2), 304, 316 (A4) and high-tensile 316 materials.

Technifast’s machines are capable of producing dowels up to 25.4mm, giving the option to add features such as flats and circlip grooves, or internal/external threads.

“The manufacturing team work closely with specialists who can provide finishes such as passivation and plating, enabling them to offer a full solution for custom-made dowel pins,” mentions Technifast. “The specialist dowel pins are used in a wide range of industries and some very unique applications. Technifast dowels have formed an integral part of diverse products from toy trains and surgical instruments, through to audio visual technology and marine leisure appliances.”


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