So, you need MS9390 dowel pins?
Well, you’ve come to the right place. In the past five years, we have manufactured over 2.8 million MS9390 dowel pins! If you’re a dowel pin nerd, like we are, you might be interested in some of the characteristics that make these more interesting (and challenging to manufacture) than, say, a commercial dowel pin, then have a look:
In what may be described as a year that defies precedence, 2020 has found the world dealing with a pandemic, the likes of which has seldom been seen. While researchers and pharmaceutical companies have been scrambling to find answers, the push for the human race to survive the pandemic has become the world’s primary concern.
Despite the recent availability of vaccines, COVID-19 testing continues to be in incredibly high demand…and, you guessed it, Horberg dowel pins are playing an important role in this process.
Just as we consider it an honor to support and supply our military as part of our nation’s Defense Industrial Base, we are similarly honored to supply dowel pins used to manufacture equipment that is ultimately used in the fight to detect and end SARS-CoV-2.
Earlier this year we were contacted by a global enterprise manufacturer that specializes in the development, manufacture, and customization of precision measurement devices, automated liquid handling workstations, and sample management systems.
Apropos to this article, they fabricate appliances that are used to assist with COVID-19 virus testing, tracing, and vaccine creation. We have now been producing various pins to their specifications for use within these innovative workstations that provide the swift, but precise movement of liquid samples. Quick and efficient movement translates into the ability to more rapidly process these specimens. This equipment plays a crucial role in the journey toward “normalcy” and we are thrilled to be part of that journey.
Just another example of how small pins play a big role in our everyday lives!
Horberg Industries…Dowel Pins Made Right!
When handling firearms, safety is paramount. To operate a gun safely, it is imperative that it be equipped with a trigger locking mechanism; this is where dowel pins come into play. Dowel pins lay against both the inside and outside of trigger guards in order to restrict them. Of course, since there is no such thing as a “universal” dowel pin, the question that often gets raised, is: how do you know which kind of dowel pin you need for your firearm(s)? Click here to read more
“For the want of a nail the shoe was lost,
For the want of a shoe the horse was lost,
For the want of a horse the rider was lost,
For the want of a rider the battle was lost,
For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost,
And all for the want of a horseshoe-nail.”
Even as someone who is in an industry that uses dowel pins, and understands their importance, the above proverb by Benjamin Franklin, is a good reminder of why these elements, while physically small, still play such a major role in the overall safe operation and functionality of many of our core systems and solutions.
It’s no secret that the aerospace (aviation, space, and defense) industries are subject to a plethora of regulations…and understandably so. These exacting requirements are imposed by OEMs, public and private sector bodies, both domestic and international, to ensure safety and reliability are achieved. They also serve as a common yardstick by which the supply-chain can be quickly measured.
At first blush, you might not think that dowel pins have a place in the medical industry, let alone a critical one…but you’d be wrong. In fact, dowel pins have a long history in medical applications, particularly in orthopedics (humans and animals) and medical/surgical equipment, worldwide.