Value-Added Engineering

From assembly line reviews that turn process insights into efficiencies, to technical cost reduction engineering, Field has more tools in our toolbox to save your organization money and help your lines run more smoothly.

Core Competencies

Field Lowers Your Total Cost of Fastening through Value-Added Engineering Expertise

A Technical Approach To Fastening

As your on-demand engineering department, Field is the best in the industry at producing immediate and ongoing cost savings through our engineering-based approach to fastening. From line reviews that yield efficiency, to ergonomics recommendations, to product teardown and fastener consolidation, the experts at Field can give your organization a competitive edge by improving product designs, quality, safety and identifying cost savings.

Ask us to prove it.  We’re confident we have the right mix of experience and mechanical aptitude to convert your toughest fastening challenge into a smarter fastening solution.


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Cost Savings through Technical Support

Fastener Consolidations

Reduce the number of different fasteners in use. Global: Create a database to identify consolidation candidates. Specific: This study focuses on a specific product line, assembly area or group of fasteners. In addition to the part characteristics, each application is reviewed for consolidation potential. Request a Consultation

Print Reviews

We recommend changes to improve the accuracy and clarity of the specifications by using our innovative technical approach. Request a Consultation

Assembly Line Review

Field representatives observe every step in the assembly process to identify improvements in fastening techniques and methods. A report is submitted identifying current methods and recommendations for improvements, including cost analysis and performance comparisons of alternate fastening methods. Product validation is completed by Field's engineering team to reduce the time spent by the customer. Request a Consultation

Product Teardowns

Most effective when done in conjunction with an assembly line review, the product is disassembled with each application reviewed. Recommendations for cost reduction and quality improvement are identified and documented. Request a Consultation

Failure Analysis

An analysis of failed samples to identify the probable cause of failure. Methods include evaluation of dimensional and metallurgical characteristics, evaluation of the fracture surface and other attribute and performance testing. Findings are submitted in a technical report. Request a Consultation

New Design Review

This is the best time to evaluate fasteners for lowering cost and improving product quality. The Field Team places emphasis on determining optimum fastening methods. Request a Consultation

Applications Problem Solving

Our most frequently requested service, we identify specific problem areas for the Field Team to evaluate, conduct performance testing on and develop detailed recommendations. The team then reviews their report with Engineering. Request a Consultation

Technique Consultation

Our experience in the feeding, orienting and installation of fasteners allows us to be a valuable resource in this area. Services include making recommendations for the design of the mating parts and torque control methods. Request a Consultation

Training Programs

Field regularly trains everyone from assembly line workers to engineers on our smarter fastening processes. Depending on the audience, training is tailored to meet specific needs and objectives, and is always designed to help you improve workflow efficiencies, reduce costs and improve quality. Learn More


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