Doncasters offers a full complement of stud welding fasteners and application equipment for the non-residential construction market. Our products are used in bridge construction, high-rise office buildings, petro-chemical and power generation facilities, concrete buildings, and campus style commercial and institutional facilities.
We pioneered the use of stud welded shear connector studs, headed concrete anchors, deformed bar anchors, and punching shear resister studs — all ideal for use in composite designed and concrete structures. The shear connector when used in a composite structure allows engineers to reduce the amount of structural steel by 25%. Our deformed bars have controlled chemistry, allowing them to be welded in place unlike most reinforcement bar resulting in significant labor savings.
Because of our commitment to presenting the construction industry with innovation fastening, we work closely with architectural and engineering firms across the industry to design and manufacture effective solutions for a range of complex fastener requirements. We also offer a custom-designed engineering service. Additionally, we partner with major universities to develop and test new products and materials.
Stud welding is particularly appealing in the construction market because of the labor and material cost savings, and the repetitive high quality. We encourage engineers to take advantage of these benefits by permitting cost free access to our web base PSRS and headed anchor design programs. These programs make it easy for engineers to design our products into projects the world over.
External certification currently includes ISO13918, AWS D1.1 , ICC ESR 2856 and ESR 2907, and ASME NQA-1 for use in nuclear construction.
Cold formed weld stud fasteners, concrete anchors, shear connectors and pipe/cable hangers
Cold formed and thread rolled studs
Hot forged, thread rolled and heat treated tensions control fasteners and structural fasteners
Cold formed and machined engineered components
Design and assembly of weld stud application guns and accessories
Cold forming cells with capability up to 30 mm (1.18 in.) diameter and 400 mm (15.75 in.) length
Hot forging with capability up to 37 mm (1.45 in.) diameter and 600 mm (23.62 in.) length
Cnc five axis machining and multi spindle screw machining up to 30 mm (1.18 in.) diameter
Thread roll and thread tapping up to 32 mm (1.26 in.) diameter
Digital controlled heat treatment with quench and temper
Ceramic processing with press capability up to 15 tons and kiln sintering up to 2300 F
Application equipment assembly and robotic automation integration