Volume 88 | 4th Quarter 2023

Boker’s 2024 Scheduling Calendar is Now Available!

The new Boker’s 2024 calendar is a comprehensive, at-a-glance view of the 65-week scheduling period inclusive of January 2024 through March 2025, including Sundays and major holidays that are boldly identified in red

Understanding the needs of their customers, Boker’s has also included a fast and convenient metric conversion chart on the reverse side that features decimal and millimeter equivalents for common measurements, ranging from 1/64” to 1” and .1 mm to 100 mm.

Boker’s Enhances Production Capacity for Long Runs

oker’s has expanded their production capacity to ensure quick turnaround for long runs. With high-volume production runs over one million parts, and over 100 years of experience in precision metal stamping production, Boker’s can meet standard or custom design requirements while ensuring fast delivery.

Founded by a Tool & Die Maker, Boker’s is well rooted in the short-to-medium run stamping industry with a minimum order quantity of 100 pieces. “It’s pretty special, we have quite a few customers for whom we have been manufacturing the same stamped parts for well over 50 years, while continuing to support their growth and new initiatives as well. We appreciate the opportunity to serve customers worldwide throughout their product lifecycle,” said Tony Kersey, Boker’s, Inc

Boker’s provides endless possibilities with over 32,000 flat, round stock washer tools available ranging in size from .080” to 5.140” with a wide variety of inside diameter choices. Special washers such as tab, formed, lock, and spring washers are available to meet exact design specifications. To satisfy complex, precision stamping applications, Boker’s stamping capabilities encompass sizes up to 12” x 12” in diameter with thicknesses ranging from .005” to .190” and draws up to 3” deep and 8” in diameter.

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Boker’s Valve Shim Stacks Offer Superior Finishing Capabilities

Boker’s valve shim stacks offer superior finishing capabilities to accommodate a wide range of recreational, automotive and industrial applications. Boker’s precise, smooth finishing design ensures the shim stacks work together effectively and efficiently to dampen suspension movement. With over 100 years of experience-tested and made-to-order manufacturing capabilities, Boker’s Inc. valve shim stacks are precisely manufactured to unique customer specifications with fast delivery turnarounds.

Boker’s valve shim stacks feature exact, consistent thicknesses, inside diameters and outside diameters. Shims can be custom manufactured with outside diameters from 0.080″ to 12″ and material thicknesses from .005″ to .190″ to satisfy virtually any shim stack application, ranging from simple to complex.

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Upcoming Trade Shows:

Design & Manufacturing West
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
February 6-8, 2024 – Visit Boker’s at booth #3568

PMA Business Conditions Report: Nov 29, 2023

Metalforming companies forecasted less volatility in business conditions in the coming months, according to the November 2023 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report. Prepared monthly, PMA’s report provides an economic indicator for the next three months of manufacturing, sampling 108 metalforming companies in the United States and Canada.

PMA’s November report shows that 49% of metalforming companies expect no change in general economic activity in the next three months in (compared to 36% in October), 42% predict a decrease in activity (compared to 54% in October) and 9% forecast an increase in activity (down from 10% last month).

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