The first CBM Fastener Manufacturing Technology & Services Mini-Expo, held on 16th October at the National Metalforming Centre, proved a real success.

Visitors found a really extensive range of technologies and services, ranging from cold forming machinery to simulation software, heat treatment to tooling, lubricants to coatings.

Above all there was a lot of appreciation for the CBM staging a really focused and time-efficient event for fastener and precision component manufacturers. Exhibitors are already telling us they’re very happy to support a similar event in 2020.

Here are just a few of the positive comments we’ve received so far:

A good day with the opportunity to network with other exhibitors and to meet potential new clients

“We found it a very good networking day”

“I found the CBM fastener manufacturing exhibition interesting and worth attending.”

Well done to all the CBM staff!

Appreciate the invite for today’s fastener sector exhibition, Found some of the items interesting.”

Good work on the event. Having attended many conferences and exhibitions I believe that focused and targeted events are the most beneficial.

CBM would like to thank all of the exhibitors and visitors for their support in this first edition of an event that we are sure will now grow from strength to strength.

Participating Exhibitors 

Anochrome Group

Anochrome is the UK’s largest independent specialist surface coatings and metal finishing service provider, supporting critical market sectors as varied as Automotive and Construction, Wind Energy and Petrochemicals. Anochrome applies advanced coatings to a wide variety of components and fasteners to provide corrosion resistance, improve aesthetics and modify surface engineering properties, as well as sealing materials and thread locking patches to fasteners.  Website


Autoform’s Software solutions form a comprehensive platform for the engineering, evaluation and improvement of sheet metal forming processes. Designed for everyday real-life applications, Autoform solutions increase engineering throughput and ensure optimal part production. Website

Brankamp Marposs 

Brankamp are the pioneer in process monitoring systems. Wherever a high-quality means of measurement is needed for industrial manufacturing, BRANKAMP systems have become an integral part of the operation in countless companies. They prevent process errors and reduce machinery setup times, ensuring machines are promptly shutdown when there are malfunctions – preventing expensive damage. Website

Carlo Salvi/Hatebur 

Carlo Salvi is a leading European producer of header machines for cold and warm wire forming. Its production technology is chosen by fastener and precision component manufacturers in demanding and quality critical sectors including automotive, aerospace, industrial and electronic. In 2016 its merger with Hatebur combined highly complementary product offers to provide innovative technologies and services in the fields of cold, warm and hot forming.  Website

Doerken MKS 

Doerken MKS is a leading supplier of micro layer corrosion protection systems. Through innovative technologies it offers the best possible corrosion protection in every industry. Website

Dudley College

Dudley College is an outstanding provider of vocational and technical education, adept at reaching out to provide highly responsive and tailored solutions to company educational needs, including support in achieving an effective return on the apprenticeship levy and helping SMEs secure funding to support workforce development.  Website

Fastener + Fixing Magazine

Reporting on news and events globally, Fastener + Fixing Magazine is read throughout the European and worldwide fastener industry. Website

Forming Solutions 

Forming Solutions (UK) Ltd has decades of experience in supporting UK cold forming and other manufacturing processes, providing turnkey solutions and a wide range of other expertise. Working with globally recognised technology providers, Forming Solutions is the UK and Ireland representative for Sacma Limbiate cold forming and Ingramatic thread rolling technologies, as well as Accuvision optical inspection machinery. Website 

Heat Treatment 2000

Heat Treatment 2000 Ltd was established in 1992 as quality-orientated heat treatment company to supply better product to the market at a competitive price. In particular it supports the UK fastener and automotive component sectors. In 2005 the company was one of the first in the sector to achieve TS16949, and in 2017 again led the way in achieving IATF 16949:2016. Latest News: HT2000 has introduced aluminium fastener heat treatment. Website

Hexagon Metrology

Hexagon Metrology know how to support today’s manufacturers in finding smarter ways to improve quality and productivity. Website


Petrofer is an international, family-owned, formulator and manufacturer of industrial lubricants, speciality fluids and process chemicals, which has made a name for itself worldwide. The product range comprises more than 600 chemical products, which are continuously being developed through its own research and development. Website

The Phillips Screw Company

There are no substitutes for genuine Phillips Drive Systems, proven technologically superior in the most demanding applications for over 75 years. New, proprietary, state-of-the-art Phillips Drive Systems provide modern alternatives to out-of-date, low-tech assembly methods. Phillips Drive Systems include: MORTORQ® Spiral, MORTORQ® Super Spiral and External Super Spiral, HEXSTIX®, AC Ribbed Phillips®, TORQ-SET®, TRI-WING®, Phillips SQUARE-DRIV® Website


Powerstar assists businesses to reduce electrical consumption and costs, and in recent years, to enhance supply resilience through patented UK-manufactured technologies that integrate into a comprehensive energy strategy. These include smart distribution transformers, voltage optimisation, and battery energy storage, operating in isolation or as part of a fully connected, comprehensive energy solution to provide a site-wide smart grid network to meet sustainability and efficiency objectives. Website


QForm is professional engineering software used for simulation, analysis and optimisation of metal forming processes, providing excellent reliability. It covers the needs in metal forming simulation for large and small forging companies as well as research and educational establishments. QForm software can simulate most metal forming processes. Website

RLS Tooling

RLS Tooling provides a comprehensive range of tooling for most thread rolling applications as well as form rolling. The RLS range includes flat thread rolling dies, tangential chasers, knurling dies and circular thread rolls. RLS extensive uses CNC machine tools in manufacturing and deploys CAD systems to assist in developing special tools and forms. Website

National Machinery 

National Machinery is a global leader in advanced cold and warm forming machinery and process technology. Established in 1874 it remains a strong privately held company, with a global footprint providing support to customers locally on four continents. As well as supplying new machines and rebuilds, backed by services and technical support, National provides advanced technology and support for net-shape forming. Website

Total UK

Recognising increasing legislative stringency in relation to metalworking and the focus on reducing hazards, improving safety and protecting the environment, Total has launched FOLIA – a game-changing range of water-based metalworking fluids. FOLIA products are designed to increase component lifespans and machining speeds and improve the performance of metalworking operations. They also provide a range of health, safety and environmental benefits to protect workers, workplaces, customers and the environment. Website

Wilde Analysis

Wilde Analysis is an independent full service provider of market leading manufacturing process simulations, comprising engineering software, multi-disciplined constancy and training. Wilde provides an integrated design and manufacturing solution through proven structural analysis and process modelling capabilities. Using DEFORM software, Wilde Analysis helps companies simulate metal forming and heat treatment solutions. Website