In the fastener manufacturing lexicon, secondary processing refers to everything that can be done to a fastener after it has been transformed from raw material to a screw, nut or bolt. In addition to being self-sealing, through its unique groove and o-ring technology, ZAGO Manufacturing Company provides its customers with numerous secondary processing options from heat-treating, plating and coating, to testing, inspection and packaging. Over its twenty-five years in business ZaGO has cultivated relationships with the best providers of secondary processing in the fastening industry. ZAGO emphasizes “shopping local” in its sourcing to shorten the supply chain as much as possible so that it can pass its savings in time and money on to its customers. ZAGO’s local heat treating partner is NADCAP approved and AQS Certified. Its coating and plating providers are both ISO and AS 9100 Certified. ZAGO also provides full quality inspection, pressure and torque testing and packaging per customer specifications.
ZAGO fasteners can be heat treated for hardness and high temperature resilience, the survive the most challenging conditions. Fasteners can also be provided self-locking and anti-vibration features such as patch, pellet, strip and epoxy. Additionally ZAGO parts can be plated for abrasion, heat and erosion resistance. ZAGO fasteners can also be plated with black oxide to be non-reflective, and passivated to remove foreign objects from the parts.
ZAGO meticulously inspects all parts manufactured and shipped from its facility but can offer microscopic inspection for parts intended for high performance equipment as well as pressure testing to military specifications and verified torque testing. For customers who buy ZAGO self-sealing fasteners in large quantities but sell them to end users in small quantities, ZAGO can provide packaging in quantities as small as five pieces per pack.
For ZAGO, secondary processing is part of its primary mission to serve all of the needs of its customers. In addition to the services listed above, ZAGO does cut-down, captivation, drilling and any other process required to ensure that its customers parts are the perfect fit for the purpose for which they are intended.