Situated adjacent to our warehouse is our dedicated Production department. It is equipped with three CNC precision lathes, three milling machines and three fully automatic production machines (two of which are equipped with a production robot).
Production specials and custom material
When a standard item does not meet the specific fastening requirement for a particular application, we use our Production department to fulfil that requirement.
Using your requirements or designs, our specialists can develop an entirely new product or modify standard fasteners for the task. This can be invaluable for prototypes or '0' series by reducing the time-to-market. Bossard can also keep such customised products in stock on behalf of our customers for them to use in their production processes when needed.
Advantages of Production
- Faster 'time-to-market' of new machines and equipment
- No special fasteners have to be ordered or placed on the list of materials
- Extremely short lead time
- The possibility to produce:
- Small series
- Pilot series
We develop and modify fasteners for our customers, or we can support this process using our expertise and knowledge. Take, for instance, the particular requirements of a variable shape or surface treatment. We can provide solutions to these kinds of challenges. In addition to standard fasteners, we have round and six-sided drill rods in stock.
Available processing includes turning, cutting, sawing, drilling, tapping, thread-cutting, grinding and barrel finishing. We can also provide surface treatments such as Kolsterising® and passivation.
Our Production department specialises in:
- Fasteners for use in vacuum and cleanrooms
- Modification of standard fasteners
- Small series of turning parts
Our Production department works in close cooperation with our Quality department. Quality control measures are always conducted when using outsourced parts and for those from our own Production. With stringent quality control procedures, it is assumed that the item is supplied following the specifications and requirements. These can include measurement of strength or resistance to breakage and wear or an accurate measure of dimensions using our 3D measuring machine. This way, our customers know exactly what they will be getting.
Bossard's Production supplies products in the following materials:
- Stainless steel (A2 and A4)
Our advisers will happily contribute ideas for designing your new machine or other product, even at the earliest concept or design stage. Using our extensive knowledge of the fastener market, it is often possible to create product designs that allow standard items to be used, resulting in cost savings.
If you wish to exchange ideas about this or work with us to develop a solution for an existing fastener application, don't hesitate to contact us.