Custom & Modified Parts

Custom and Modified Parts at AFT

Does your application require non-standard, modified or custom parts? We can help.

AFT Fasteners is committed to finding, manufacturing-to-print, or customizing the products you need. We serve a wide array of industries from OEM and MRO to petroleum/oil field, aerospace, construction, and electronics. AFT's in-house manufacturing and plating facilities gives us the ability to work with numerous types of materials including steel, stainless steel, brass, nylon, plastics and more. We can custom plate and coat anything from small fasteners to large pipe and parts. Decades of experience and fast turn-around time is why many large corporations have chosen AFT as their custom fastener manufacturer.

Custom Manufacturing

If you can't find the products or parts in our extensive catalog, we'll make it for you at our ISO: 9001:2008 certified manufacturing facility. 

Simply upload a drawing, email, or call us today, and let our team of experts help get you started on manufacturing the custom parts you need for your application.

Custom Manufacturing Capabilities
Product/Material Standards SAE, DIN, ASTM, ANSI, IFI, ISO, NACE and more.
Fastener Types Bolts, Screws, Studs, Nuts, Washers, Pins
Custom Machined Parts Full-service machining capabilities
Cold Formed Parts

Head Styles: Oval, Pan, Round, Fillister, Flat, Flat Undercut, Hex, Indented Hex, Indented Hex Washer, Binding Undercut, Carriage, Collar Studs, Dome Head, 6 Lobe, Plow, Serrated Hex Washer

Point Types: Type A, Type B, Type AB, Type F, Type 1, Type 17, T23, BT 25, Self Drilling Screw, Self Piercing, Tri-Lobular, Wood Screw, U, UNC, UNF

Drives: Phillips, Slotted, Square, Six Lobe, Hex Socket Drive, Combination

Coating/Platings Anodized, Black Oxide, Chemical Film, Copper, Electroless Nickel, Nickel, Passivation, Silver, Tin, Xylan, Zinc, Zinc Nickel, Zinc Phosphate, Painted Fastener Heads
Raw Materials Carbon & Alloy Steel, Stainless Steel, Non-Ferrous & Plastics
Machine Capabilities

Machining: Milling - CNC Milled Parts, 4 Axis Capabilities, Pallet Changers & Indexers

Bar/Pipe Bending: Cold/Hot, U-Bolts, J-Bolts, Round/Square End, Eye Bolts

Threading: Standard & Metric (UNC, UNF, UNK, ACME, Metric, Pipe, British Standard), Left/Right Hand

Fabrication & Welding: Sheet metal binding, punching, shearing, MIG/TIG welding

Reverse Engineering: Dimensional & Mechanical, Chemical Analysis, Blueprints

Turning Centers: CNC, Sub Spindles, Live Tooling, Face/Turn/Point/Groove/Broach & Thread, Rack Loading Bar Feeders

Water Jet Cutting: Precision cutting

Electrical Discharge Machining: Wire, Sinker, Tight Tolerances

Hot Upset Forging: Hot Heading and Forging, Non-Standard Head Styles

Cold Heading: Cold Heading, Head Slotting, Heat Treat & Plating, Threading, Drilling Tapping, Shavings, Locking Patches, Trimming, Self Drilling Screws, Shank Slotting


Product Modifications and Customizations

AFT Fasteners is your #1 source for fastener and industrial supply modifications. From nylon patches and drilled holes to custom thread lengths, let AFT provide you with the exact specifications you need.

Simply upload a drawing, email, or call us today, and let our team of experts help get you started on modifying the parts you need for your application.

Pre-Applied Products:

Save time and labor costs with pre-applied materials for locking, bonding, sealing, masking and lubricating.

Types of Pre-Applied Products
Inert Threadlocking

Also known as prevailing torque, inert threadlocking creates a secure fastening lock, which is resistant to vibration and shock related slippage.

  • HQ Self-Locking Inserts
  • ND Patch
  • ND Patch Hi-Temp
  • ND Pell-It
  • ND Pell-It Soft Touch Tip
  • ND Strip
  • Vibra-Tite VC-3

Click here fore more inforamtion on inert threadlocking.

Reactive Threadlocking

Uses a chemical bond to prevent slippage from shock and vibration. Also helps to seal fastening points eliminating gas and liquid leakage.

  • Epoxy-Lock
  • Expand-A-Lock
  • ND Microspheres Acrylic
  • ND Microspheres Epoxy
  • ND Microspheres TA

Click here for more information on reactive threadlocking.

Masking & Lubricating

Designed to ease the assembly process and protect uncoated fasteners.

  • ND Anti-Seize
  • EZ-Drive
  • ND LM-1293
  • Specialty Coatings
Advanced Sealings
  • Biaseal 0630
  • ND Crushable Mastics
  • ND Expandable Mastics
  • ND Plastisol
  • Plastisol OPen-Mold
  • SealTex
  • ST-3
Assembly Aids

 Designed to make assembly quicker.

  • DriveGrip
  • ND Color Code
  • Stay-Put

User Applied

  • Vibra-Tite


Machined Modifications:

AFT Manufacturing excels at an array of processes including engineering and design, laser cutting, assembly services, metal stamping and production, machining and part modifications. Whatever your part requirements are, we can help.

Types of Modifications:

  • Drilled Holes
  • Nylon Patches & Plugs
  • Special Thread Lengths
  • Bending, Welding & Cutting
  • Castings
  • CNC Machining

Plating & Coatings:

AFT utilizes its in-house plating & coating facility to offer cost-effective solutions. We offer over 12 lab-tested processes with size capabilities ranging from small fasteners to large pipe and parts. Shorter lead times and competitive prices make AFT the premier choice for your custom plating and coatings.

Plating & Coating Processes

Corrosion resistance, wear resistance, hard coated surfaces, colorful

Black Oxide 

Corrosion protection, durable


Electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance, anti-galling

Electroless Nickel

Hard, corrosion, abrasion and wear-resistant


Decorative finish, wear-resistant, tarnish-resistant, diffusion barrier


Improves corrosion resistance, surface rust and iron removal, extends the life of products


Electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance


Corrosion protection, facilitates soldering, improves anti-galling characteristics, barrier


Excellent lubrication and controlled friction, wear resistant, heat resistant, non-stick & release properties, corrosion protection


Economical, corrosion resistant

Zinc Nickel

High thermal resistance, corrosion resistant, great alternative to Cadmium plating

Zinc Phosphate

Corrosion protection, lubricity and pretreatment for additional coatings

Wet Spray

Decorative, color-coded finishes for fastener heads.