Textile Pin Manufacturing Services

From gill pins to perforating pins, our custom-made textile pins are suitable for any textile operation.


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What Are Textile Pins?

Textile pins are metal pins of varying lengths and diameters used to process fibers in the early stages of textile materials production. Here at W.H. Bagshaw Company, we take carbon steel sourced from North America, straighten it, and cut it into blanks of varying lengths. From there, the blanks are ground to create a taper. The tapered blanks — now pins — are then tumbled to remove burrs, sharp edges, and, in some instances, create a custom point. W.H. Bagshaw is able to produce pins in a sharp point or ball radius, depending on the intended application. Finally, the carbon steel pins are heat-treated to hardness and run through a final scouring to clean and bright polish the finished pin.

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Almost every step of this process can be tailored to the customer’s exact specifications, including the length of the pin, the type of point, and the degree of hardness achieved through heat-treating. This level of customization makes our textile pins suitable for every type of textile operation.

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Types of Textile Pins We Manufacture

Our textile pins are commonly used for picking, fiber opening, carding, fiber disentangling, and beating in order to open, blend, and feed fibers through machinery. Our pins can also be used in waste opening and textile recycling processes.

We manufacture a wide variety of textile pins, including:

  • Card pins
  • Cylinder pins
  • Dryer pins
  • Gill pins
  • Hackle pins
  • Perforating pins
  • Slat pins
  • Tenter pins
  • Comber pins
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Textile Pins

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • High/Low Carbon Steel
  • Copper
  • 300/400 Series Stainless Steel
  • Delrin©
  • Rulon® J
  • Poly Ether Ketone (PEEK)
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
  • Teflon™
  • Molybdenum
  • M50
  • 4340
  • 17-4

Our diameter standard tolerances are +/- .001’’ and as tight as +/- .0001’’ in special features.

Standard length tolerances are +/-.005’’ and can also be as tight as +/-.0005’’

.024’’ to 1.25’’ in diameter

Length of parts depends upon the project. We’ve created parts as long as 12’ and as short as .01’’ in length

Gold, silver, copper, zinc, nickel, and tin plating, as well as anodizing, black oxide, and other surface treatments

What Makes W.H. Bagshaw So Special?

Family Owned & Operated Since 1870

The cornerstone of American manufacturing for over 150 years, our ongoing success is a testament to our commitment to quality, customer service and continuous improvement.

Strict Quality Standards

We’re ISO 9001:2015-certified, so you can rest assured that each item we produce adheres to the highest quality standards.

30+ Swiss CNC Machines

With over 30 Swiss CNC machines in our factory, there’s no CNC machining job too big — whatever you need, we have the capacity for it.

Materials On-Hand

Aluminum, brass, 300/400 series stainless steel, Delrin© plastic, molybdenum, and more — we offer a wide variety of materials for a wide variety of applications.

Rapid Response Times

We pride ourselves on our responsiveness — you can always expect to hear back from one of our representatives in 24 hours or less.

Made in the USA

We’re big believers in American manufacturing, which is why all of our orders are fulfilled right here in Nashua, NH.

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What Can W.H. Bagshaw Do for You?