Nestor Fernandez Jr.

Nestor Fernandez Jr.

Have you ever wished that you could establish hundreds of new business connections in a single day, learn how to increase your throughput capacity, or discover new ways to ensure quality with lower costs? Or, perhaps you’ve considered attending a trade fair, but were hesitant because you weren’t sure it would be worth the effort?

Akko Fasteners invites you to join us as Fiat Chrysler Automobile hosts the 17th annual Matchmaker event on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the FCA Technology Center in Auburn Hills. Designed to highlight the benefits of supplier diversity for your production company, this annual networking event has generated over $2.5 billion in new business opportunities since its inception.

Even the smallest details can make a huge difference in your completed product. One loose wire can make the difference between a working engine and an expensive piece of scrap metal. The same is true of each and every fastener used within the automotive industry. The strength and reliability of the fasteners affect the overall ability of the finished product to do what it was designed to do, and to do it safely and consistently. Each of the processes used to manufacture fasteners is crucial in developing the right finished product for the task, and this is especially true for the heat treating process.

Aircraft and automotive assembly requires precision and close attention to detail. The same is true when it comes to selecting the right fastener supplier. From the manufacturing process to packing up the product for delivery, you'll want to ensure you've picked a supplier as committed to perfection as you are.

Saturday, 13 February 2016 00:00

Cold Formed Products vs Machined Components

Do you know the difference? AKKO Fastener does! We know you need a quality fastener, and we can produce one quickly through cold forming. An innovator in the metal products industry, we are a leader in cold formed products and fastening components.

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 00:00

Optical Sorting: What it Is and Why You Need It

Optical sorting is modern quality control at it finest. Computers and optical interfaces can see and understand things that a human eye may miss, and when incorporated into cold-formed products and fastening components, the results are second to none.
 
Manufacturing Day is a massive, nationwide celebration of the accomplishments of modern American manufacturing. It is also a unique opportunity for manufacturers to raise public awareness of their products and processes, to learn from the innovations of others in their industry, and to access a large talent pool of students interested in a future career. In 2015, Manufacturing Day took place on October 2nd, which was the first Friday of the month, and there were events in all 50 states, as well as, Puerto Rico.

While size might not matter, quality certainly does, and there is nothing more frustrating than designing an amazing product just to find that it does not work as expected.  It is even more frustrating when you find that the problem is with the quality of one of the smallest components in the product.  How do you ensure that every component works as it should?  The answer is to put quality first, even with the smallest parts of your product, the fasteners.

Frequent change and innovation is the rule throughout the new economy, and the auto industry is no exception.  Auto manufacturers must constantly track consumer demands, adopt new technology, and streamline their production processes in order to provide safe, convenient, affordable vehicles. Buyers must pay attention to auto industry trends and adapt their shopping patterns accordingly.  The most important trends in 2015 include:

Every aspect of the automotive manufacturing industry is evolving in order to respond to a demand for lighter, smaller, stronger and more cost-efficient parts. From major mechanical components, right down to the fasteners that hold it all together, no opportunity for improvement has been overlooked. In particular, over the past few years, fastener manufacturers have made great strides in improving performance. Much of their success has been the result of new threading strategies and heat-treating processes that improve strength.

Quality and consistency are essential when providing any service to customers in any sector, and the creation and provision of fasteners are no different in this respect. A crucial part of ensuring the quality and consistency that the customer expects and relies upon are the processes that the parts undergo before they are ready to be shipped out. 

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