Challenge Europe is promoting its special and custom fastener parts. The company specialises in small-volume manufacturing projects – custom special jobs that are a problem for bigger manufacturers, where it is not cost-effective to program large and expensive automated equipment. This enables them to optimise performance across a customer manufacturing operation with standard products from stock including many specialist fastener items.
However, when standard stock fastenings are not suitable they can offer a custom option from their own manufacturing facility. This capability is well suited for small quantities and extends to partnering arrangements with fabricators and finishers so that they can cover a wide range of components from specialist threaded fasteners to sheet metal or cast fixings. Challenge Europe couple in-house machining with a global sourcing and supply infrastructure and in-depth expertise of the manufacturing cycle gained from over 30 years in the engineering arena.
This capability enables them to produce components from alternative materials at short notice and to incorporate them into packaged sub-assemblies. In this way customers gain a complete service of high quality and low cost on standard mass-produced items and on small-quantity specialist components.
Typically this includes instrument carrying handles, chrome handles, clamp screws and stud rivet nut assembly. In addition they offer cut to length studding, vented screws, spacers and general modification work to standard fasteners, for example shortening to non-standard lengths and cross-drilling to take split cotter pins.
Custom specialist machine parts are produced in most metals and sometimes plastics – non-standard items are specials to customer drawings or non-standard sizes to international standards, for example an intermediate diameter or length.
Typical related items include instrument carrying handles in standard or custom dimensions for transport of instruments or use on cases, trollies, etc., available in black or chrome.
Further information on Challenge Europe products, including special and custom fastener parts, can be found on their website at www.challenge-europe.co.uk.