We manufacture a complete line of stitching pins, locks,
thread repair inserts, kits with tooling and accessories for you to use to
create dependable, durable repairs. These innovative products are possible
because of advances in machinery technology and the ingenuity of our development
team. Metal stitching has become a true
craft that can be learned and performed well.
We manufacture and sell products covered under US Patent No.
5,417,532; US Patent No. 5,379,505; US Patent No. 5,499,892; US Patent No.
5,562,371; US Patent No. 5,944,303; US Patent No. 6,071,051; Australian Patent No. 684525; Russian Patent No. 2137581.
Additional US and international patents are pending.
- Metal Stitching
We manufacture over 30 different stitching
pins. There are two distinct types of stitching pins: L
Series and C Series. They come in
several diameters and thread lengths. To learn about each pin's
capabilities, please review our stitching pin page where you will find
information about each of the different diameters and thread styles.
These special stitching pins are used daily by hundreds of repair
technicians around the world to perform engine block crack repairs and
cylinder head crack repairs. Cylinder head repair to automotive and
large industrial cylinder heads is a very large market for us. Sealing
leaks and re-creating strength is very cost effective and reliable.
We manufacture 8 different lock sizes. No
matter what your application, from a small automotive block to a large
extrusion press, we have a lock to suit your needs. When you need
to recreate structural strength and integrity, our locks will get the job
done. Read about locking devices on our About
Locks page. To learn about each lock's capabilities, please
review our lock page where you will find
specific information about each size.
Our lock design can pull the crack together and create the highest
possible amount of strength in the repair. Rather than making a hole
pattern by chiseling like the method used in the old metal locking
process, we utilize a high precision drill fixture to make the hole
pattern completely by drilling, to receive the locks in order to assure
the best and strongest possible repair.
- Thread Repair Inserts
Say goodbye to threaded
hole problems! All of our thread inserts are based on
the C Series Spiralhook™ thread geometry for
the OD. These inserts restore both the needed strength and new
threads at the same time. Many sizes are available, including aluminum
spark plug inserts.
We manufacture many styles including matching inserts for the Ford
Triton 4.6, 5.4 and 6.8 engines. It is now possible to upgrade the
entire engine to fully threaded spark plug holes if the cylinder heads
are removed from the engine. In-frame
repairs can also be made with the same repair kit.
Read about these wonderful products on our
Repair Inserts page and you will learn about each size we
This is not a flimsy coil insert or another form of a
common key locking insert with standard and incomplete external thread
profile. Only Full-Torque thread replacement insert will add strength
instead of removing strength of the surrounding metal. This is a product
that will exceed your expectations.
There are many kits available to you. All of
them are discounted from the total individual item price. To
determine the best kit for your needs, read through all the information
on our site, think about the type of parts you repair (or want to
repair) and consider the financial investment you want to make.
You can get your feet wet with a mini-stitching pin kit for a little
under $200 US or you can buy the Industrial Kit, add some tooling, and end up spending over $8000.00
US. And, of course, there's everything in between. Take your
time and review our Kits section. Give us a
call or send an email with your needs and we will help you pick what will
work best for you. We know there's a lot of products and sizes to
choose from; we're happy to help.
Among our tooling and accessories are an array of
pneumatic tools to speed your repairs, right angle close quarters
tooling that gives you flexibility, and a marvelous set of independent
magnets for crack inspection. We also have a cutting fluid that
works for both cast iron and aluminum, heat-conductive sealants, various
organizers, and a tremendously efficient work center. And much,
much more. Please check out all the tools and accessories you can
use to perform faster, more efficient repairs in our Tooling/Accessories
Repair Inserts Kits