With over 25 years in the business, at Associated Fastening Products, Inc. we provide customers with design and manufacturing services to cover nearly any custom fastener need. Our engineers are some of the most experienced in the industry, helping to solve a broad range of design and manufacturing challenges. We have a wide breadth of expertise to cover areas as diverse as machined products, nylon insert locknuts, and cold head fasteners, among others.

Our design engineers were recently able to help solve a problem with the design of a riveting hinged bracket. A customer in the outdoor building industry had submitted a bracket design that would not work in the capacities they required. We devoted months of onsite engineering to perfecting the design, and finally were able to achieve a version of this bracket that functioned best for both the installers and the application.

We created a prototype from 304 stainless steel; it was constructed with a thickness of .104″ and was finished with white powder coating. Our machining processes are extremely accurate; our finished product maintaining tightest tolerances of ± 0.010″.

Our client was very pleased with our work. After the design problem had been solved, this project was completed with a turnaround time of four weeks. The modified design we helped establish was extremely successful, and these brackets are now distributed nationwide. Each bracket is fully constructed, riveted, powder coated, and bagged in hardware kits at our facility. To learn more about these powder coated hinged brackets, or to find out how our capabilities can assist with your design challenges, please contact us directly.