Technical Capabilities

Hugin Components has a highly-qualified staff that offers clients:

  • Concept development and engineering assistance
  • Modular tooling for specialized machinery and bruderer presses
  • Skilled secondary and proto operations

We are committed to customer service and support, including:

  • JIT and Kan Ban programs
  • EDI system
  • On-line tracking of all shipments (incoming and outgoing)
  • Domestic and international shipping
  • Complete quality assurance
  • ISO 9002 compliant


HCI uses ferrous and non-ferrous alloys such as:

  • Beryllium Copper
  • Stainless Steel Alloys
  • Copper Alloys
  • Exotic Metals
  • Pre-plated and Clad Metals

Material Sizes

Strip thickness - .002 to .050 inch
Strip width - .020 to 2.500 inches
Wire - .003 to .156 inch diameters

Strip thickness - .003 to .062
Strip width - 0.250 to 6.000 inches wide

Concept development and engineering assistance

Our goal at HCI is to create the most efficient and cost-effective process for component development. Our engineers are always available to offer suggestions concerning metal options and tooling.

When your design is completed, we custom develop the tooling to produce every part exactly to your specifications.

Custom Machinery

Fourslide tooling cost compared to a progressive die cost can be up to 75% lower. Hugin Components has designed and built several custom Fourslide machines to extremely close tolerances. These machines are not available commercially and are equipped with many unusual attachments. These attachments, plus the normal forming motions of a Fourslide machine, lend themselves to low-cost tooling and parts, while holding extremely tight tolerances. HCI's special Fourslide machines also have the capability of producing automated assemblies.

Four-slide attachments include:

  • High-speed welding
  • Tapping
  • Coining
  • Joining
  • Extruding
  • Swagging
  • Milling
  • Roll forming
  • Assemblies
  • Reel-to-reel
  • Others

They also accept bowl feeders for automated assemblies and auxiliary stock feeders that join two or more parts (as in the bandoliering process). We produce both loose pieces and reel-to-reel products, several of which are used in injection molding industry.

If you require high- or low-volume production of close tolerance parts, you can rely on HCI's precision tooling and machines to produce all components with consistent accuracy.

Secondary operations

  • Pre-production prototypes of the same quality as tooled production parts
  • Assembly or parts development without production tooling because of design or low volume requirements
  • Micro-processor controlled welding available for thin materials, with or without pre-plating

Other HCI capabilities include:

  • Producing parts on a carrier strip wound onto reels using interleafing to facilitate economical, selective plating or automated assembly.
  • Bandoliering to provide closer centerlines for more dense grouping or attaching wire parts to a bandolier strip for selective plating or automated assembly.

For more information on our capabilities please call the Hugin Sales Department today at (916) 652-1070 or email: hci@hugincomponents.com