Frequently Asked Questions

Get quick answers to some questions most often asked about our services.

FAQ - Technical

FAQ - General

FAQ - Technical

Q. What is the minimum lot size when mass-producing cold-formed parts ?

With cold forming, it is more cost effective to produce large quantities using the same die, so we recommend minimum orders of 10,000+ parts.

Q. What is your production capacity?

Depending on the size of part and the production machines used, we are capable of producing several hundred million parts per month. Depending on the machine used, we also have the option to build machines in-house to expand our capacity as needed. Please contact us for a production capacity estimate for your product.

Q. What materials can you process?

We can work with a wide range of metals, including pure iron, carbon steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, aluminum and other metals. We can also consider processing special materials provided by the customer. Please contact us to discuss your material requirements.

Q. What material sizes can you work with?

Φ0.0039in ~ Φ0.9842in(Φ0.1 mm ~ Φ25mm).
Depending on your desired part size, we may be able to modify our in-house equipment to meet your needs.

Q. What lengths can you process?

0.0394in ~ 47.24in(1mm ~ 1200mm).
We can also offer special processing of long parts. Please contact us to discuss your requirements here.

Q. What level of tolerance are you capable of with cold formed parts?

It is possible to control dimensions down to the μm (0.0004in) range, but this depends greatly on the geometry and material of the part in question. Please contact us for questions regarding tolerances and precision.

Q. Do you offer heat treatment?

We handle many kinds of heat treatment in-house. For certain types, we utilize external contractors.

Q. Do you offer plating and surface treatment processes?

Yes. We do much of our plating at our subsidiary, Wako Riken. For certain types of plating, we work with external plating companies. We provide zinc, copper, nickel, tin, gold, silver, rhodium, and chromium plating among others. Contact a sales representative for more information.

Q. Do you keep your standard products in stock?

We keep our standard products in stock, but the amount in stock varies on a daily basis. Click here to contact us for more information.

Q. Can you provide information on selecting rivets / rivet sizes?

Yes. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your application here.

Q. Can you help us test fasteners to determine if Byora rivets will work for our application?

Please contact us to discuss your specific application. Click here for more detailed information.

Q. Can you design and build automatic riveting/fastening machines for fastening specific workpieces?

Yes. Click here to contact us for more information.

Q. Can you make custom rivet punches, jigs, or tools?

We can, if you are planning to use them to fasten our products, including rivets and custom parts. Contact us here.

FAQ - General

Q. How can I request a quote?

Please send us your part drawing. We can then consider an optimal forming process and/or submit a quote. Feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements even if your design has not been fully decided. Click here to contact us for more information.

Q. Can you help us consider ways to use cold forming to design our parts and streamline our operations?

Our sales representatives can suggest a solution. Please feel free to contact us by clicking here.

Q. How long can we expect to wait for a quote?

It depends on the part. If the part is relatively easy to make using cold forming, it is possible for us to get you a quote in a day or so. If the part is more complex, must be made from a special material, or if there are many manufacturing steps require to produce it, it can take around one or two weeks for us to submit a quote.

Q. What is the turnaround time for prototyping?

Anywhere from three weeks to three months , depending on the prototype geometry and material. Our turnaround time can also vary depending on the availability of a particular process/machine in our factories. One of our sales representatives will notify you of the exact delivery date after your order has been confirmed.

Q. Do you ship worldwide?

Yes. We deliver products to our customers in countries all around the world. For inquires about international deliveries, contact our service desk by clicking here.

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