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P.O. Box 98
4000 Rives Eaton Rd
Rives Jct, MI 49277
p: 517.569.3380
f: 517.569.2103
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Cold Heading Capabilities

Our cold heading machines have the capability to handle materials of the following sizes:

  • 1/4" to 3/4" diameters (6.35 - 19.05mm)
  • 4 1/2" to 96" long (114.3 - 2438mm)

Heading Services

Rives Manufacturing always delivers on time. That saves you time and makes your job easier. Let us eliminate your delivery headaches on rod parts.

Cold Heading / Cold Headed Parts

Cold Heading / Cold Headed Parts is a method of gathering metal in certain sections along lengths of wire or rod stock by causing the metal to plastically flow between dies without preheating the material.
Chipless Machining, Charles Wick, 1960 pg. 34

Cold heading, or cold headed parts, is similar to hot upsetting, except heat is not applied to the process. Instead, it utilizes pure force to shape the material. It is commonly used as a more cost-effective process than traditional metalworking.


Cold heading is most commonly used to manufacture bolts, screws, muffler hangers or other exhaust hangers, strikers, ISO fix wires, rivets and other types of specialty fasteners. However, advancements in computer software constantly make new applications possible.

Rives Manufacturing, Inc.

Rives Manufacturing is the industry leader in providing exceptional service for hot upset, cold heading, cold headed parts and CNC wire forms. We also specialize in CNC Wireforming, Hot Upsetting, Heavy Coining, Thread Rolling, Machining and Drilling.

Mission Statement RMI's mission is to provide our customers with an exceptional level of service. Our primary capabilities are: CNC wireforming, hot upsetting, cold heading, heavy coining wire straightening & cutting. Our secondary capabilities are: thread rolling machining & drilling. With Rives Manufacturing, Inc. you have the convenience, plus the time and cost saving associated with a single source supplier. The goal of RMI is to save you money at each and every stage of the buying process.

RMI began operations in 1992. We supply high quality, cold headed parts to automotive, lawn and garden, furniture, medical manufacturing, agricultural, and other OEM companies. We're experienced. Our key employees each have at least thirty years experience in the cold heading and wire forming business. Our experience can assist you with difficult-to-make wire and rod designs, saving you time money. We're responsive and we react quickly. We can prototype your new concepts fast. Our turnaround time can help you get your new products to market quicker.

Have RMI Provide Your Cold Heading Services

Try us out today and see for yourself how we can handle your cold heading services. Give RMI a call or send an email. Contact us about any engineering projects that your are planning and we will assist you with the entire process.

Call, fax or email us with any questions or concerns you may have on any rod and wire project. Prints can be emailed in PDF, DWG, DXF, IGS, and ZIP file formats.

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p: 517.569.3380
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