Disc-Lock Europe has slashed the price of its Disc-Lock Washer thanks to a new, patented manufacturing technique employed in its manufacturing plant in Taiwan.
Development of this new scrap-free technology has led to a substantial reduction in the manufacturing costs of Disc-Lock’s vibration proof washer, a saving which Disc-Lock Europe is able to pass on to the end-user.
Normally steel washers are manufactured by means of a stamping process, a hugely wasteful method, which results in the unused steel in the centre hole and the outside of the finished washer ending up as scrap. It can take up to four tons of steel to produce just one ton of steel washers using this procedure.
In comparison, the new, patented technique employs a nut cold-forging machine to manufacture the washer. By taking the exact slug of steel required to make one washer from a solid rod, and placing this slug in a dye, it forms the washer in one single strike,...