Cold Heading

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Cold headed or cold-formed products are manufactured by forging, extruding or upsetting steel or other metals into finished goods at relatively low temperatures. Abbott Interfast utilizes the latest in manufacturing technology and quality systems to continue our position as a leading global source for standard and custom Cold Headed parts and components.

Cold Heading Materials

To best fit your specific needs or applications, Abbott Interfast offers cold working and cold headed products made from a variety of materials, such as aluminum, copper, steel, stainless steel, brass, nickel, tin, lead, and silver.

Cold Heading Applications & Industries

Cold Heading

Using today’s cold heading and cold working advancements, even miniature electronic components can be produced by cold forming with extreme precision. In many cases, currently machined parts can be cold headed and meet tolerances required yielding vast savings.

Cold Heading Capabilities Include:

  • Single and Multiple Die
  • Multi-Station Cold Forming
  • Threading
  • Pointing
  • Knurling
  • Roll Forming
  • Grooving
  • Drilling
  • Tapping
  • Trimming
  • Cross Drilling
  • Slotting
  • Shaving

Since 1948 Abbott has supplied efficiencies and turn-key products for our customers by handling all the secondary operations for various parts. Abbott takes your secondaries problems away due to our in-house operations and partnership with the best of the large Chicago area suppliers of secondary processes.

Cold Heading secondaries include but are not limited to:

  • Plating/Anodizing/Painting/Waxing
  • Nylon patching/Pellets/Adhesives
  • Heat-treating/Annealing


We are highly responsive to customer needs and have a reputation for excellence, dependability, and innovation. Contact Abbott to learn more about how our custom fastening solutions can benefit your next application.

Cold Heading Services

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