Custom Manufactured Parts Deserve Custom Coding Solutions, Right?

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Sneed Keeps Coding Simple, So That Wilson-Garner Co. Can Keep Manufacturing Simple

What is the Wilson-Garner Company Known For? 

If you’re new to the world of manufacturing, then maybe the Wilson-Garner Co. doesn’t ring any bells; however, they’ve been around long enough to make a name for themselves in the industry. Wilson-Garner Co. is a family owned company that has more than 70 years of experience manufacturing specialty bolts, screws and studs that you can’t find anywhere else. They pride themselves on catering to their customers’ needs, regardless if they only need a handful of pieces or a couple thousand. 

Wilson-Garner Co. specializes in creating cold-formed bolts, screws, and studs, in smaller quantities, as opposed to larger manufacturers that are unwilling or unable to produce at this volume. What are cold formed parts and why is it that the company prefers this method? 

  • Cold forming, also known as cold heading, is the process of forming a fastener without heating up the material; this is usually accomplished by striking or pressing the material within a form, to create a part with your desired features and dimensions.” 

While other companies might use machining or hot forging, Wilson-Garner Co. primarily sticks with cold forming because it reduces waste, speeds up production without sacrificing consistency, adds strength by preserving original grain structure, and reduces energy consumption. So, “when you need small quantities of special fasteners, and you need them done right, come to Wilson-Garner.” 

What Was Coding and Marking Like Before Sneed?

Before Sneed Coding Solutions was ever in the picture, Wilson-Garner Co. relied on a rubber stamp and ink to add traceability information or custom messages on their bolts. According to Joseph Pinchback, Vice-President of Wilson-Garner Co., 

  • “We have a bolt stamping requirement and for years we used a rubber stamp and ink, but we finally started to wonder whether or not there was a better way, which there was.” 

If you’re new to the world of coding and marking, then it’s important to note that the type of ink and coder you use will have the biggest impact on whether or not your information will stay on the product in question. The last thing that any manufacturer wants to deal with are prints smudging, being illegible, or not showing up at all because that means they're wasting materials and time repeating the process. 

In Wilson-Garner’s case, imagine having to hand stamp every bolt, screw, stud and fastener; realistically, not only is it a repetitive task that’s wasting time and manual labor, but it can get messy since an individual is having to re-ink the stamp themselves.  

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What Difference Did The SNEED-JET ® Titan T6 Make? 

Once Wilson-Garner Co. decided to contact us, here at Sneed Coding Solutions, we knew it was time to find a solution that could streamline their marking process and we had the coder just for the job. Our SNEED-JET ® Titan T6 was the perfect fit, seeing as though it was portable, lightweight and easy to operate. According to Joseph Pinchback, 

  • “This printer has been great from start to finish; it took less than 2 hours to set up; it’s been very reliable and it’s saved us about 80% of the time it would have taken to rubber stamp the parts.” 

No longer would Wilson-Garner Co. be stuck having to manually re-ink and hand stamp everything; now in a matter of seconds they can just print and repeat without having to worry about re-inking, information smudging, not appearing, or being illegible. Our Titan is not only extremely versatile, but precise as well, so Wilson-Garner Co. has nothing to worry about, but if they did our technicians are always on standby, waiting to help. If you’re currently facing a coding and marking problem of your own, don’t hesitate to reach out. 

Are you tired of dealing with outdated printing methods?

Have you not found a coding and marking solution that fits your needs?

If we can provide Wilson-Garner Co. with a custom coding solution, then we can do the same for you too.   

Like always, we’re #KeepingCodingSimple


Topics: Traceability, Stamp, part marking, portable part marker, handheld part marker, Success Story, SNEED-JET, SNEED-JET Titan, SNEED-JET Titan T6 Handheld, SNEED Coding Solutions, #KeepCodingSimple

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