I've spent the past 3 years off an on looking for a source of some very small pins.
These are basically just small nails, sans the pointed end.
The diameter of the shaft is approx .025", with a round, but flat head on it approx .050 - .060 in diameter.
I found them once about a year ago at a local hobby shop, and bought a pack. When i bought them, I assumed they were a standard item, and didn't save the packaging. When i went back to purchase them again, they didn't know what I was talking about... They tried to re-order them, and searched everywhere to no avail... I think they were mfg'd by a german company, but i don't know for sure.
I use them for race car replicas for suspension pieces, and they are a vital part of the cars. I currently make my own pins by simply placing some .025" styrene plastic rod onto a hot plate, and melting a 'head', then clipping it off. They are time consuming to make, and I'd like to find a source of them.
If i can make them at home on a hotplate, they shouldn't be TOO hard to manufacture.
Does anyone out there have any idea how I could go about having them made? If i was to have to mfg'd for me, i'd like them make of aluminum, brass, copper or similar metal for added strength.
i've tried a few rivet companies, and they told me they were way too small to make.. so i'm stuck.
I'd appreciate any help anyone might be able to give me.
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