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Technifast Ltd
Technifast Ltd

North Folds Road, Oakley Hay
Oakley Hay Industrial Estate
Corby
Northants
NN18 9AT
United Kingdom

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Technifast is a Northamptonshire based business that specialises in the supply and manufacture of precision engineered components. The company was established in 1990 and is widely respected in the industry for providing first class products and a reliable service.

At Technifast we engineer fasteners and specialise in pins and dowels, spacers and compression limiters, inserts and keys. Our complete range of products is available to view on our website and via our catalogue and our team is on hand to provide further information and advice when needed. We process all orders quickly and efficiently so that you receive your items as quickly as possible. All of our products are packaged carefully so that they reach you in perfect condition. We are ISO 9001:2008 registered and our certificate is available to download on our website.

We are pleased to provide a range of technical information for you to view on our website. This information includes material specifications, tolerances, standards and recommended hole sizes to help you choose the correct components for your applications.

Please follow the link to our website and view our fantastic range of products.

Pins

We are pleased to provide the industry with a great assortment of high quality pins. Examples of the range include: Special Pins (high precision pins with an excellent surface finish), Clevis Pins (Technifast stock Clevis Pins to ISO 2341B (Din 1444B), Coiled Spring Pins from PRYM-Inovan (feature 2 ¼ coils of spring steel or stainless steel with swaged chamfers at each end), Cotter Pins (available in diameter 1 to 13mm in mild steel, stainless A4 and brass), Dowel Pins (solid pin), Grooved Pins (solid pins with three swaged grooves), Linch Pins, Retaining Pins (R-Clips), Shaft Locking Pins, Slotted Spring Pins (Spring Tension Pins), Special Pins and Precision Turned Parts, Taper Pins and Hammer Drive Pins. Please follow the link to our website to view the range in full including technical details.

Dowels

We supply three main types of Dowel products:

 

  • Dowel Pins: these pins are usually precision ground to narrow limits to permit accurate fitting and are commonly used for holding parts together in a fixed alignment.
  • Ground Bar: our stainless steel ground bar is supplied in 1 meter lengths or can be cut to suit specific requirements. It is available in Stainless A2 and Stainless A4 in h9 and m6 diameter tolerances.
  • Silver Steel Bar: our silver steel bar is also available in one meter lengths and can be cut to client specifications if required. It is made to BS 1407 standards.

Spacers

We also supply three main ranges of spacers:

 

  • Clearance Spacers: used to allow to parts of an assembly to be fastened together at a controlled distance from each other. The range includes Closed-Seam Rolled Spacers, Turned Spacers and Moulded Spacers.
  • Studding Connectors: these are hexagonal studding connectors and are stocked in sizes of M5 to M36 (threaded the complete length). Our studding connectors are available in mild steel, zinc plated and stainless A2.
  • Threaded Spacers and Pillars: we supply hexagonal, female/female spacers, hexagonal male/female spacers and round threaded spacers. These are widely used to fasten screws into place.

Compression Limiters

Our compression limiters from PRYM-Inovan are manufactured using a range of roll-forming processes from cold-rolled strip material. They are available in cold rolled strip (DIN EN 10139), Spring Steel (DIN EN 10132-4) and Spring Stainless Steel (DIN EN 10151). These limiters are widely used where plastic components are bolted to another part of the assembly to control the compression of the plastic. For full technical details, please follow the link to our website.

Inserts

We supply three main insert types:

 

  • Expansion Inserts: these inserts are easy to assemble and are available in parallel and headed versions (brass). Expansion inserts are placed manually into the specified hole and are locked into place with the action of the screw.
  • Heat or Ultrasonic Inserts: these inserts can only be used in thermoplastic materials. They are available in headed (series 02) or un-headed (series 01) in two lengths (brass).
  • Self Tapping Inserts: this versatile and universal insert can be used with a wide range of materials and have great resistance to pull-out. They can be inserted manually or automatically and are available in a range of forms. We stock self tapping inserts in brass, steel and stainless steel.

Keys

Our range of keys has been created to meet all kinds of customer requirements. Our range includes Gib Head Keys (available in metric and inch sizes), Keysteel (available in 300mm and 1000mm lengths in C45k material), Parallel Keys (these are stocked in C45k steel and have a minimum tensile strength of 60Kg/mm² and stainless steel grade A4), Special Keys (these keys can be made to suit customer requirements) and Woodruff Keys (supplied to DIN 6888/ISO 3912 in C45k key steel and stainless steel grade A4).


Please visit our website to view the range in full including images and full technical details.

Turned Parts

Our range of turned parts includes: Special Pins, Annular Grooved Pins, Cross Drilled Dowel Pins, Diamond Locating Pins, Headed Pins, Knurled Pins, Pins with Flats, Stepped Pins, Round Nose Pins and Engineers Studs. Our highly skilled and experienced engineers can make most of these parts to meet customer requirements. All parts are manufactured to the highest standards in order to be tough and long lasting in their given application.

Blind Captive Nuts

Our blind captive nuts are created to provide users with an economical alternative to threaded rivets. They are easy to install by hand without special tooling. Our blind captive nuts are manufactured with white nylon cages and feature brass inserts. If you require further information please give us a call at Technifast and we will be happy to help.

Special Pins

Here at Technifast, we are pleased to supply a fantastic range of special pins. The majority of pins in this range are manufactured on CNC machines to ensure high precision and a fine surface finish. We specialise in stainless steel special pins but these pins can also be produced in other materials to suit specific customer requirements. Please contact us at Technifast for a quote. Orders placed are usually delivered within two weeks and material certification can be supplied. We can also keep production records to enable full traceability. Please visit our website or contact us directly at Technifast with your requirements.

Clevis Pins

We are also pleased to offer top quality clevis pins. These pins are manufactured to ISO 2341B (DIN 1444B), however, we also manufacture to ISO 2341 Clevis Pin and with grooves for Circlips to DIN 471. Our clevis pins are manufactured from the following materials: Mild Steel, Zinc Plates, Stainless A2 (303) and Stainless A4 (316). Alongside our standard range of clevis pins we can also manufacture clevis pins to meet non-standard dimensions.

Please visit our website for more information and to view information regarding tolerances and materials etc.

Coiled Spring Pins

Our coiled spring pins feature 2 ¼ coils of spring steel or stainless steel and have swaged chamfers at each end. These pins are suitable for plain drilled holes, however, countersinking makes the insertion process easier.

Our coiled pins are available in two strengths: Standard Duty and Heavy Duty. Our standard duty pins are most commonly used for general application and heavy duty coiled pins are used for applications in hardened steel components where maximum shear strength is essential.

Our Standard Duty Coiled Pins are manufactured to ISO 8750 and our Heavy Duty Coiled Pins are manufactured to ISO 8748.

Cotter Pins

We stock mild steel (usually zinc plated) cotter pins in diameters from 1 - 13mm and stainless A4 and brass cotter pins in diameters from 1 - 6.3mm.

Our cotter pins are manufactured to ISO 1234 and DIN 94 standards. They are available in mild steel, stainless A4 and brass materials.

Please contact our friendly team at Technifast for a quote or to find out more about our cotter pins.

Dowel Pins

Dowel pins (solid pins) are widely used to hold parts together in a fixed alignment. They are usually precision ground to narrow limits to ensure accurate fitting. For some applications, however, they require clearance or transition fits on one component at least.

Our dowel pins are manufactured to a range of standards to meet different customer/ application requirements (full details are available on our website). They can be manufactured in metric and imperial sizes.

Alongside our standard range of dowel pins, we can manufacture dowel pins to meet a range of special diameter, length or material requirements.

Grooved Pins

Our solid groove pins feature three swaged grooves at 120º pitch along all or part of the length.

Our range of grooved pins includes:

  • Grooved Pin DIN 1471 (GPI) similar to ISO 8744: full length taper groove pin.
  • Grooved Pin DIN 1472 (GP2) similar to ISO 8745: half length taper groove pin.
  • Grooved Pin DIN 1473 (GP3) similar to ISO 8740: full length parallel groove pin.
  • Grooved Pin Din 1474 (GP4) similar to ISO 8741: half length reverse taper groove pin.
  • Grooved Pin DIN 1475 (GP8) similar to ISO 8742: third length centre groove pin. 

These pins are usually manufactured from unhardened mild steel or stainless A2.

Alongside our standard range of grooved pins, special diameter, length and material requirements can be accommodated.

Linch Pins

At Technifast, we offer a wide range of linch pins. These are manufactured from mild steel and finished in zinc with yellow chromate, stainless steel 304 and feature spring steel clips.

Please visit our website to view technical details. Alternatively, please contact us directly at Technifast with your requirements or to find out more. We pride ourselves on meeting all of our customer requirements swiftly and efficiently.

Retaining Pins (R-Clips)

We also offer top quality retaining pins or R-Clips as they are also known. We stock single coil or double coil retaining pins; single coil retaining pins are used for most applications while double coil retaining pins are suitable for more demanding applications. Our retaining pins are manufactured from zinc plated, spring steel. Some retaining pins are manufactured from stainless steel.

Please visit our website to view technical details.

Shaft Locking Pins

Our shaft locking pins are manufactured from mild steel and finished in zinc with yellow chromate, stainless steel 304 and feature spring steel clips. Full technical details are available to view on our website. Please head over and take a look. Alternatively, please give us a call at Technifast with your requirements or for more information and we will be happy to help.

Slotted Spring Pins (Spring Tension Pins)

Our slotted spring pins feature a single coil of spring steel (or stainless steel) and an open slot which enables the pin to shrink in diameter when it is driven into a hole. Our standard slotted pins are supplied in heavy duty form, however, light duty slotted pins are also available.

Our slotted pins are manufactured to the following standards:

  • Slotted Pin ISO 8752: heavy duty.
  • Slotted Pin ISO 13337: light duty.
  • Slotted Pin JIS B 2808: equivalent to ISO 8752 but with reduced expanded diameter.
  • Slotted Pin DIN 1481: equivalent to ISO 8752 but with plus only length tolerances.
  • Slotted Pin DIN 7346: light duty.
  • Slotted Pin BS 7060: equivalent to ISO 8752.
  • Spring Steel: CS 70/ AISI 1070/ C67.
  • Stainless A2: AISI 304.

Full product descriptions are available online.

Taper Pins

Our taper pins can be manufactured to a range of standards.

Our standard range of taper pins includes:

  • Taper Pin DIN 1B: plain taper pins with turned finish.
  • Taper Pin DIN 7978: extractable taper pins with female thread.
  • Taper Pin DIN 7977: extractable taper pins with male thread. 

We also offer:

  • Taper Pin NFE 27481: taper pin with nominal diameter being large end.
  • Taper Pin NFE 27482: extract taper pin with a male thread.
  • Taper Pin NFE 27490: nominal diameter small end.
  • Taper Pin DIN 258: extractable taper pin, alternative to DIN 7977.
  • Taper Pin BS46 Part 3: Class A taper pins, inch sizes. 

These pins are available in unhardened mild steel, stainless A2 and stainless A4 materials.

 

Hammer Drive Pins

Our hammer drive pins are cold-formed and feature helical knurls. They are widely used for applications where screws need to be replaced and the removal of the pin is unlikely. These pins are manufactured from low carbon steel and are designed for use with unhardened materials such as mild steel, aluminium, brass or plastics. We offer flat headed hammer drive pins (series HP210) and round headed hammer drive pins (series HP110). These pins do not require lock washers to prevent back-out.

Ground Bar

Our stainless ground bars are supplied as standard in lengths of 1 meter, or they can be cut to meet specific customer requirements. We can also offer ground bar in stainless A3 and stainless A4 in h9 and m6 diameter tolerances. Please visit our website to view full technical details.

Silver Steel Bar

Our silver steel bars are also supplied as standard in 1 meter lengths, or can be cut to meet specific customer requirements. They are manufactured to BS 1407 standard. Please visit our website or contact us directly at Technifast for more information.

Clearance Spacers

Technifast offers high quality clearance spacers. These spacers are widely used for the assembly of two parts which need to be fastened together at a controlled distance from each other. Our clearance spacers are fastened with a nut and bolt and feature an inside diameter that is a little larger than the bolt diameter.

We offer:

  • Closed-Seam Rolled Spacers: available in mild steel and zinc plated.
  • Turned Spacers: available in zinc-plated mild steel, nickel plated brass and stainless A2.
  • Moulded Spacers: available in nylon.

Please see full technical details online.

Studding Connector

Technifast also offers top quality hexagonal studding connectors. These are stocked in a range of thread sizes from M5 through to M36 (threaded the full length).

Our studding connectors are available in DIN 6334 standard and are manufactured from mild steel (zinc plated) and stainless A2.

Please see full technical details on our website.

Threaded Spacers & Pillars

We offer a wide range of top quality threaded spacers and threaded pillars which require a screw to fasten it into place. Alongside our threaded spacers and threaded pillars, we also stock various computer connectors with 4.40 UNC threads.

Our range includes:

  • Hexagonal, Female/ Female Spacers: available in mild steel, zinc plated/ brass, nickel plated/ stainless A2.
  • Hexagonal Male/Female Spacers: available in mild steel, zinc plated/ brass, nickel plated/ stainless A2.
  • Round Threaded Spacers: available in mild steel, zinc plated/ stainless A2.

Please head over to our website to view the range in full.

Expansion Inserts

We also offer top quality expansion inserts. These inserts are easy to assemble and fit, by hand, into specified holes. The screw action on final assembly locks the insert securely into place. Our expansion inserts are supplied in parallel (series 81) or headed (series 82) versions and are manufactured from brass.

Please get in touch or visit our website to find out more.

Heat or Ultrasonic Inserts

Our heat or ultrasonic inserts are designed for use in thermoplastic materials. These inserts are either pre-heated or use heat generated by ultrasonic vibration which softens the hole walls as it is pressed into the desired position.

We offer heat/ ultrasonic in headed (series 02) or un-headed (Series 01) versions. They are available in two lengths and are manufactured from brass.

Please see technical details on our website.

Self Tapping Inserts

These universal inserts can be used for a wide range of applications. They are manufactured from high grade materials in order to be tough and robust. They also have a high resistance to pull-out. Self-tapping inserts can be inserted by a range of methods such as by using a threaded mandrel, by use of a tapping head mounted on a pillar drill or by using automatic tapping machines. We stock large amounts of self-tapping inserts at any one time in order to meet customer demand quickly and easily. We stock self-tapping inserts in a range of forms, in brass, steel and stainless steel.

Gib Head Keys

Gib Head Keys are supplied in metric or inch sizes. Metric sized Gib Head Keys manufactured to DIN 6887/ ISO 2492 and Inch sized Gib Head Keys are manufactured to BS 46 Part 1. These keys are manufactured from key steel and feature a minimum tensile strength of 55kg/mm².

Please see technical details on our website.

Keysteel

We offer keysteels in 300 and 1000mm lengths, manufactured in C45K material. Our keysteels are manufactured to DIN 6880 standard. Alongside our standard range of keysteels, we also offer a bespoke manufacturing service whereby we can tailor designs to meet specific customer requirements. Please give us a call at Technifast to discuss your requirements.

Parallel Keys

We also offer parallel keys. These are stocked in C45k key steel, feature a minimum tensile strength of 60kg/mm² and are manufactured in stainless steel grade A4.

Our standard range of parallel keys features DIN 6885A in metric sizes and parallel key BS 46 Type A in imperial sizes.

We also offer parallel keys which are made to the following standards:

  • Parallel Key DIN 6885A/ ISO 2491A/ BS 46 Type A: round ended.
  • Parallel Key DIN 6885B/ ISO 2491B/ BS 46 Type B: square ended.
  • Parallel Key DIN 6885AB/ ISO 2491AB/ BS 46 Type C: one rounded, one square ended.

Please visit our website to find out more.

Special Keys

Alongside our standard range of special keys, we are also pleased to manufacture special keys to meet specific customer requirements.

We typically manufacture the following types of special keys:

  • Standard designs with special dimensions on tolerances.
  • Standard designs with special materials or higher tensile strengths.
  • Keys with chamfered edges.
  • Keys with plain or tapped holes.
  • Keys with cut outs.
  • Headless Taper Keys.

Woodruff Keys

Our woodruff keys are available in C45K key steel and feature a minimum tensile strength of 60kg/ mm².

They are manufactured to the following standards:

  • Woodruff Key DIN 6888/ ISO 3912 (metric)
  • Woodruff Key BS 46 Part 1 (imperial)

Please contact our friendly team at Technifast with your requirements or for more information regarding our woodruff keys or other items.

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Registration Number: 02460440
VAT Number: GB550 6965 25
Registered at Companies House:17 January, 1990 (29 years and 7 months ago)
No of Employees: 11-20
Annual Turnover: n/a
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Monday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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  • Technifast Manufacturing Technifast’s manufacturing division is dedicated to producing small and complex turned parts for many industries including automotive, marine and aviation. Our specialist manufacturing team offers bespoke precision-engineered components for businesses at an international level. We pride ourselves on providing global companies with high quality, custom-made parts and the first-class service that we believe they deserve. This ethos is reflected in the number of customers who return to Technifast to take advantage of our flexibility and adaptability to deliver their requirements in a timely fashion.

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