Custom Made & Reworked Fasteners
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When off-the-shelf fasteners are not the right fit for an application, engineers and designers may require Custom Made fasteners. This may be for a prototype, a replacement of an existing part, or for a large-scale production run. Learn more about what they are and how to get an accurate quote below.

1. What are Custom made Fasteners?
Fasteners and components that are not available off-the-shelf in the commercial or Military market are considered Custom Made or "Per Print". They may be non-standard due to their size, material, certification profile (i.e. DFARS) or other specification.

2. What are Reworked Fasteners?
Reworked fasteners are parts that are commercially available "off-the-shelf", and undergo a secondary process where something is removed or added to the screw. Reworking may involve Cutting, Drilling, Plating, Patching, Painting, etc.

3. What information is needed to get an accurate quote?
We suggest providing your supplier with the following information:
  1. A print with dimensional and tolerance requirements.
  2. Details of the material and plating specifications.
  3. Paperwork needs, which might include: Certificate of conformance, material test report, ROHS or DFAR requirements.
  4. Delivery needs, including desired deliver by date.
  5. Quantity levels including EAU for possible price breaks.

4. What Other factors should I consider?
Custom & reworked fasteners will always have a lead time and might have a minimum production run, so make sure to bake both into your forecasting models. An experienced supplier can help identify the factory best suited for your requirements. This will involve comparing quotes and lead times from their top sources domestically and abroad to provide you with your best price and delivery options.
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