The item shown here was manufactured for an automotive customer in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Designed for use within an internal combustion engine for the automotive industry, they required the manufacturing of 300,000 of these parts per year. The supplied drawing called out for the use of 1018 steel, with a natural finish. The part was cold formed on our five die, six station multi blow progressive cold header to dimensions of .569″ in length, with an outside diameter of .622″. A secondary process required the drilling of three holes.
All of the parts where subject to rigorous quality control to maintain the tolerances of ±.001″, flatness of .002″, circular runout of .002″, and circularity of .001″. For more information on this project, see the table below or contact us directly.

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Highlights of this Precision Cold Forming & Drilling Project

Product Description

This steel socket is used within an internal combustion engine application

Precision Cold Forming Capabilities Applied/Processes

Primary Capabilities:
Cold Forming

Form body to Print

Secondary Capabilities:

Drill Three Holes As Per Print

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

5 Die 6 Station, Multi Blow Progressive Cold Header

Overall Part Dimensions

O.D.: Ø.622″
Length: .569″

Tightest Tolerances

Flatness of .002″

Circular Runout of .002″
Circularity of .001″

Material Used

1018 Steel

Material Finish


In process testing/inspection performed

Dimensional Inspection

Industry for Use



300,000 Per Year

Delivery Location

Aguascalientes, Mexico

Standards Met

Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing

Product Name

Steel Special Socket

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