Stainless steel rod ends of many types, sizes, and materials are available from the county’s leading manufacturer of forged industrial hardware, Ken Forging. All our products are proudly forged in the USA, and we are committed to ensuring consistent high quality. We provide total traceability and lot control, and we continually strive to find new ways to improve our products and processes even further. We can ship our stock items on the same day you place your order, because we keep an ample inventory. Special modifications and custom forging is also available with quick turnaround times.
Stainless steel rod ends
We can manufacture rod ends of many types including blank, machined, black oxided, and fine threaded. The stainless steel grades we use include 304 and 316. We offer rod ends that are heat-treated to ASTM A193-B8. We can provide our rod ends with oversized shank diameters for cutting threading.
Our blank rod ends in 316 stainless are available with shank diameters ranging from ¼" to 1-3/4", the head outside diameters range from 9/16" to 3-21/32", the center of eye to end measures from 1-1/2" to 12". Modified specifications and custom options are available at additional cost.
In addition to stainless steels, our rod ends are also available in 4140 alloy steel, as well as C1030-1035, and C1045 carbon steels.
Stainless steel rod end expertise
We have been in business since 1970. Our family-owned company began a single-man operation working out of a 20′ by 20′ garage in Cleveland Ohio. Since then we have grown to become a top manufacture in the industry. We provide superior quality products with competitive prices and fast turnaround.
Stainless steel rod end manufacturing
We currently operate out of a 250,000 sq. ft. facility and have more than 130 employees. We have the capability to offer a variety of threading (such as UNC, UNF, Metric, and ACME) and finishes including hot dipped and galvanized. Our ability to perform a wide range of operations in-house makes us a perfect one-stop solution for our customers’ forged hardware needs.