Stamping & Washer Specialists Since 1919

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Boker's washer manufacturing capabilities?

Big WasherBoker's, Inc. can manufacture your flat washers, spacers and shims with an outside diameter from 0.080" to 12" and material thickness from 0.005" to 0.134". Boker's also inventories thousands of stock tools in order to manufacture specific non-standard washer sizes without tool charges. Outside diameters from 0.080" to 5.140", a wide range of inside diameters and thickness, and 2,000 material variations offer millions of possibilities.Boker's washers, spacers and shims are available in commonly specified and hard-to-find materials such as low carbon sheet steel, five types of spring steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, copper and nickel silver, and non-metallic materials such as acetal, PTFE, polyester and nylon.

What are Boker's deep draw capabilities?
Deep Draw

Boker's, Inc. provides "complete to print" production of complex deep draws. Utilizing a CadCam drawing system, Boker's converts flat metal blanks into complex cylindrical, rectangular, square, or multi-faceted shells. The 3-dimensional shells are finished on-site, with services that include machining, heat treating, plating, and welding. Boker's in-house tooling, with up to 220 ton capacity, enables them to produce draws up to 3" deep and 8" in diameter, with material thickness of .005" to .134". Draw materials include copper, brass, beryllium copper, nickel silver, aluminum, stainless steel, low and high carbon steel sheet, low alloy steel, monel, inconnel, and numerous other metals. The company's production is handled in short or medium runs to provide faster delivery. Boker's also offers complete Statistical Process Control (S.P.C.), "Dock-To-Stock" and "Just-In-Time" programs. Boker’s maintains AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 certified status.

What are Boker's metal forming capabilities?
Metal Forming

Boker's, Inc. provides "complete to print" production of complex metal forms. Utilizing a CadCam drawing system, Boker's converts flat metal blanks into your specific metal forming needs. The metal forms are finished on-site, with services that include machining, heat treating, plating, and welding. Boker's in-house tooling, with up to 220 ton capacity, enables them to produce metal formings in thicknesses from 0.005" to 0.134". Materials include copper, brass, beryllium copper, nickel silver, aluminum, stainless steel, low and high carbon steel sheet, low alloy steel, monel, inconnel, and numerous other metals. The company's production is handled in short or medium runs to provide faster delivery. Boker's also offers complete Statistical Process Control (S.P.C.), "Dock-To-Stock" and "Just-In-Time" programs. Boker’s maintains AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 certified status.

What are Boker's flat blanking and piercing capabilities?

Blanking & Piercing

Boker's, Inc. provides "complete to print" production of complex metal blanks and piercings. Utilizing a CadCam drawing system, 67 different punch presses, and digital servo feeders Boker's produces flat metal sheets and coiled metal reels into your most complex metal blanks with piercings. Products are finished on-site, with services that include machining, heat treating, plating, and welding. Boker's in-house tooling, with up to 220 ton capacity, enables them to produce metal stampings in thicknesses from 0.005" to 0.134". Materials include copper, brass, beryllium copper, nickel silver, aluminum, stainless steel, low and high carbon steel sheet, low alloy steel, monel, inconnel, and numerous other metals. The company's production is handled in short or medium runs to provide faster delivery. Boker's also offers complete Statistical Process Control (S.P.C.), "Dock-To-Stock" and "Just-In-Time" programs. Boker’s maintains AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 certified status.

What are Boker's high volume order capabilities?

fastdelBoker's, Inc., has enhanced and reconfigured their washer production technology to add remarkable speed to long washer runs. Increased washer production capacity and enhanced technology allow Boker's quality non-standard washers to be manufactured quickly well into the millions. This includes runs of washers and spacers in both commonly specified and hard-to-find materials such as low carbon sheet steel, five types of spring steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, copper and nickel silver, and non-metallic materials such as acetal, PTFE, polyester and nylon.

What type of washers does Boker's manufacture?

Type of WashersBoker’s is known worldwide for manufacturing non-standard flat washers and maintains thousands of stock tools to expedite those unique sizes cost efficiently. In addition to non-standard washers, Boker’s has streamlined the die making process to manufacture custom washers and special shaped washers quickly.  All washers are manufactured to your specific design specifications.  Boker’s has immediate access to over 2,000 materials to manufacture standard, non-standard and custom washers in the exact material your application requires. 
Additional information:
Non-Standard Flat Washers
Standard Flat Washers
Custom Washers

Does Boker's inventory washers?
Boker's Does Not Inventory Washers:

Boker's does NOT carry any washers in stock. Boker's inventories an extensive list of stock tools from which washers, spacers and shims are made to your specific order in any quantity without a tooling charge. Even though we do not stock washers, most custom orders ship in 2 weeks or less.

What materials are available through Boker's?
Boker Material Options:

Availability MaterialsTo expedite your order and shorten delivery time, Boker's has immediate access to 2,000 commonly specified and hard-to-find materials including low carbon, cold rolled strip and sheet steel; SAE 1050, 1075, and 1095 spring steel; blue and black temper spring steel; low alloy steel sheets; brass; copper; nickel silver; beryllium copper; phosphor bronze; stainless steel; aluminum; and several non-metallic materials such as Acetal, PTFE, Polyester, Nylon, fiber, polyethylene, and various phenolics. Certificates of Compliance or chemical/physical analyses are available upon request.

Environmental Stewardship
Boker's, Inc. is committed to responsible business practices that reflect our dedication to our employees, customers and country. Boker's, Inc. is working toward sourcing all material and services that are validated to be from conflict free smelters.
What are Boker's delivery standards?
Fast Delivery from Boker's:

Availability MaterialsWhile no inventory of washers or spacers is maintained at Boker's fast delivery is the standard practice. Boker's can also meet your delivery and stocking requirements with flexible "Just-In-Time" (J.I.T.) and "Dock-to-Stock" programs. In case of an urgent requirement, your order can also be expedited for even faster delivery.

What are Boker's minimum quantity requirements?
Minimum Order Requirements:

Orders require a minimum production run of 100 pieces, though deliveries of lesser quantities can be arranged. Per-unit costs rapidly decrease as the quantity increases.

How do I request information from Boker's?
Request Information from Boker's:

To request free literature from Boker's please use our Information Request Form.
To request a washer quote from Boker's please use our Quote Form

For any other requests you can contact Boker's in the following ways:
Boker's, Inc.
3104 Snelling Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
USA 

Toll Free Phone: 1-800-927-4377
Toll Free Fax: 1-800-321-3462
Local Phone: +1-612-729-9365
Local Fax: +1-612-729-8910

sales@bokers.com
http://www.bokers.com
http://www.bokersbulletin.com

How do I contact my regional sales representative?
Regional Sales Representatives:

You can locate and contact your regional sales representative by accessing our Representative Directory.

How do I contact Boker's directly?
Boker's, Inc. Corporate Headquarters:

You can contact Boker's in the following ways.
Boker's, Inc.
3104 Snelling Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
USA 

Toll Free Phone: 1-800-927-4377
Toll Free Fax: 1-800-321-3462
Local Phone: +1-612-729-9365
Local Fax: +1-612-729-8910

sales@bokers.com
http://www.bokers.com
http://www.bokersbulletin.com

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Boker's Inc.
3104 Snelling Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Toll Free Phone (800) 927-4377
Toll Free Fax (800) 321-3462
Local Phone (612) 729-9365
Local Fax (612) 729-8910
Email Boker's Inc.