Intro to Electric Vehicle Fasteners and Components
With early concepts introduced more than a century ago, research and development of electric vehicles (EV) have made leaps and bounds. EV demand is on the rise now more than ever, turning electric vehicle transportation into a major highlight of the 21st century.
Why Electric Vehicle
A transition is taking place following the 2020 election. Current leadership has made a climate pledge which focuses on re-directing the U.S. economy away from oil. The benefits of electrically powered vehicles affect both our environment and economy. Looks like Green will be the new black!
Environmental Benefits –
- Reduction of fossil fuel consumption
- Reduction of carbon emissions causing climate change and smog
- Improving air quality thus improving public health
- climate pledge, (Include Amazon, Rivian, Ford)
Economic Benefits –
- Reduction of oil volatility and price spikes
- Cheaper to run
- Cheaper to maintain
Driver Benefits –
- Enhanced safety features
- Increased throttle response and torque
- Local charging booths Vs trips to the gas station
Industries & Services
Electric vehicles are currently utilized throughout many industries –
- Public Transit
- Freight / Logistics
- Personal Transit
- Lawn and Garden
Companies Dedicated to EV & Battery production –
- Plug Power
Cold Headed Manufacturing for Electric Vehicle (EV)
Cold headed manufacturing is greatly beneficial to the supply of electrical/power components used in EV. With capabilities of producing 30,000+ parts a day (one machine), cold heading is superior to other techniques such as machining. The cold heading process also significantly reduces scrap (80% – 100% in many cases). With the majority EV fasteners and components being precious metals – this can provide some extreme cost savings and faster production times.
Cold Heading EV Fasteners & Components –
- Power Connectors
- Electrical inserts for molding
- Collared Studs
EV Fastener & Component Applications
Since copper has the highest electrical conductivity rating above all other common metals, it is used in practically every assembly and/or product involved with electric applications. Cold headed copper fasteners and components are commonly utilized, but not limited to, the following applications of electric vehicles: power transmission, charging, battery, navigation, controls, etc… In addition, components involved in these applications often require a special plating finish to prevent corrosion, improve conductivity, and protect the integrity of electrical contact surfaces. Nickel, Tin, and Silver are among the most commonly used plating materials for electrical component applications.
Cold heading will facilitate electric vehicle production into the 21st Century!