Channels removed excess coatings from fasteners
What: Drainage channels cast into fasteners
Innovation: ITW Shakeproof developed tooling that forms three channels, or flutes, on its fasteners to allow excess coatings to flow away during the coating-and-drying process. The fluted fasteners reduce waste and improve corrosion protection and quality.
First customer: Chrysler 300, 2009
Web site: itwshakeproof.com