Bigelow Components Corporation Delivers Time-Tested Expertise Using Precision Component Production Process

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(Springfield, New Jersey, August 25, 2010) – Bigelow Components Corporation, a leading manufacturer of cold-headed and stamped custom components for more than 50 years, offers cold heading as an alternative process to machining for small precision metal parts, such as electronic components, contacts, contact rivets, electrodes and miniature components.

Brett Harman, president of Bigelow Components Corporation stated, “Many companies aren’t aware that they have choices when it comes to producing miniature custom components. If they’ve been machining these types of parts for years, they may not even be aware that other processes exist that can save them time, material and money. Cold-heading miniature parts can produce a superior defect-free part that makes all the difference in the world when it comes to product assembly and functionality. We’ve seen it happen time and time again.”

The cold-heading process is capable of producing a variety of head shapes, including square, rectangular, octagonal, conical, diamond, when a punch and die applies force to a metal blank. This process results in faster set-up times and substantially less down time to process a job. In addition, tooling is less expensive and there is no waste, making the process far more cost efficient.

Harman explains, “One of our customers was machining a lead-based material to produce an integral part that required magnetic properties for the end product to function correctly. The machining process they were using was slow and expensive, and the process left a cut off mark that caused defective components. We changed the raw material to low carbon steel because of its superior magnetic qualities and produced a component that was more stable, defect-free, and cost-effective to produce and assemble.”

Sometimes it takes a company with keen intuition and longevity in an industry to prove that there is no replacement for experience and old-fashioned “know how.”

About Bigelow Components Corporation
Bigelow Components Corporation, located in Springfield, NJ has been providing the highest quality parts, innovative solutions and responsive service for more than 50 years. The company provides cold heading and stamping services to manufacturers that require precision custom components for product assembly. For more information, visit or contact Brett Harman at (973) 467-1200 or by email at

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Maureen Murray
Delia Associates
T: 908.534.9044


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