Engineered parts by Bossard 03 February 2016

Sometimes, fastening solutions become highly critical parts of products, influencing functionality, design, durability, and customer satisfaction. Bossard Group says it supports customers in the development and production of cost-efficient individual solutions that are tailored to customers’ needs.

Its wide product range includes cold extruded parts, turned parts, milled parts, stamped parts and bent parts as well as special surface treatments or coatings.

Turned and milled parts
Where high precision, tight tolerances and complicated forms are required, a metal-removing process which involves turning, milling and drilling is to be recommended. These methods are suitable for prototypes and all batch sizes, from the smallest series to high volume production.

Extrusion parts
Material, form, production tolerances and similar performance targets decide whether an engineered part can be produced by the more economic extrusion process. Since special tools are required for the forming process, batches will, as a rule, need to be correspondingly large. Depending on part geometry and material, smaller batch sizes are also possible.

Punched and bent parts
Fastening elements, washers and many other parts for machinery and equipment construction are formed by punching and bending technologies.

Finishing treatment
Custom solutions with specific requirements are often caused by the finishing treatment of norm or engineered parts.

Competent partner
There are thousands of manufacturers around the world who produce engineered parts by a variety of different methods. The problem is not how to find a manufacturer, but how to shortlist the manufacturers who will produce products continuously, to top quality, at the appointed time but nonetheless at low cost. Specialists at Bossard travel all around the world, day in, day out, in order to find, evaluate and continuously supervise the most adequate sources of supply for customers.


Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889

Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

Alongside visiting numerous companies, exhibitions and conferences around the world, Claire has also interviewed high profile figures – focusing on key topics impacting the sector and making sure readers stay up to date with the latest developments within the industry.