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- Why Austin Engineering?

Our Engineers get it because they've done it.

Our goal is to work alongside you, securing solutions for your business and the industries you serve.

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With over 100 years of combined Engineering experience, our team can help improve design, functionality and user experience while driving cost reduction through design intent, assembly time, manufacturing capabilities and sourcing.

80x80x1-AH Extensive Engineering Capabilities

3D Design, Plastics, Rubber, Composite, Sheet Metal, Stamping, Casting, Injection Molding, Tube Bending, Welding, Plating, Painting, Silk Screening, CNC Milling, CNC Lathe, Assembly, Machining and Prototyping, and more! 

Austin Hardware and Supply, Inc is ISO 9001:2015 certified for Hardware and Fastener Products. Certificate of Conformance, Material Certifications, Chemical, and Physical Analysis and PPAP Certification available. Click here for our ISO certification document.

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- Our Engineering Process

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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Our Engineering team will work with you to understand your needs and help identify your goals.  We gather information about your biggest issues and understand why you are committed to solving them.  We then analyze what you may have tried in the past and identify the shortcomings.  This fact-finding session allows us to engineer the right solution for you. 


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CUSTOMER REVIEW AND APPROVAL

The Engineering process is iterative.  As your partner, you have the opportunity to be very involved or completely hands off through each step of the process.  These iterations allow us to work out problems, make improvements and ensure a successful launch.  It may take a few iterations but our systems are very efficient at quickly identifying issues and solving them.  Once these iterations are complete we send our designs to you for approval before prototyping samples!


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PRODUCT LAUNCH

Once our design passes an internal design validation review, it's time to move toward production.  During this phase, we prove the integrity of the design with the first article production samples.  These samples give us the opportunity to visualize what the production parts will look like and perform durability testing to verify all requirements have been met or exceeded  After approval, the parts are released to full production.

 

- Our Skill Set

Austin Hardware and Supply, Inc is ISO 9001:2015 certified for Hardware and Fastener Products. Certificate of Conformance, Material Certifications, Chemical, and Physical Analysis and PPAP Certification available. Click here for our ISO certification document.

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Our Engineering Capabilities include 3D Design, Plastics, Rubber, Composite, Sheet Metal, Stamping, Casting, Injection Molding, Tube Bending, Welding, Plating, Painting, Silk Screening, CNC Milling, CNC Lathe, Assembly, Machining and Prototyping, and more! 

 

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Austin Triangle Favicon  Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

 

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- Genesis™

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 GAS SPRINGS

Genesis™ gas springs are not a commodity product. They are engineered to meet a set of exacting standards for safety, ergonomics, and performance. All the while, they are priced aggressively allowing for a competitive end product.

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DRAWER SLIDES

Our product offering includes low profile, extra heavy duty steel slides with full extension rated up to 1,100 and 770 lbs. respectively; a corrosion resistant aluminum slide that is exceptionally strong with a rating of up to 660 lbs.; and a 4-member steel slide with over-travel up to 150% extension rates at up to 440 lbs.

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DRAWER RELEASE SYSTEMS

Our patented Front Drawer Release (FDR) & Genesis Drawer Release Pro/Lite are the perfect solutions for mobile storage situations, as seen in emergency/rescue vehicles, cargo vans, maintenance trucks, and utility vehicles, where working on level ground is not always possible, subsequently requiring a drawer that can lock in both the open and closed positions.

- LifeDefender™

- Drawer Release Systems

Front Drawer Release System (FDR)

The Austin Engineered FDR system is a patented solution that works in conjunction with the Austin Hardware lock-in, lock-out 7650 series drawer slides.  Key features include: 

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Allows One-Handed Operation. 
With the FDR, the drawer can be unlatched and opened from the "latched closed" position; likewise, it can be unlatched & closed from the "latched open" position. A 
300# rated drawer can be pulled open with a single finger!

  • Intuitive to Use - The design, location, and function make operation easy.
  • Leverage -The operation of the FDR increases the leverage applied to the triggers to make unlatching easy. Potential binding of the latch triggers is minimized.
  • Flexible - Works with LILO slides on both sides (for wide drawers) or with a single lock­in/lockout slide on only one side only (and a standard slide on the other side).

Drawer Release Pro

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Additional Features and Benefits of the Drawer Release Pro:

Simple and sleek, this drawer release is more than functional - it’s intentional. The Drawer Release Pro installs directly to Austin’s 7650 drawer slides using standard zinc plated 1/4-20 bolts and a self-locating nut. The Genesis­™ Drawer Release system does not require a pro to properly install. Paired with our 7650 drawer slides, this install is quick and easy. Designed to give the user a convenient one-handed operation similar to our Front Drawer Release (FDR) system. One kit and you’re all set. This is the cost-effective functional drawer release option you’ve been looking for.  

  • Quick Installation
  • Bolt-On
  • 1/4-20 Standard Bolt
  • 1/4-20 Self Locating Nut
  • Zinc Plated Steel Fasteners
  • Extruded Aluminum Handle
  • One-Handed Actuation

Also available in a knurled aluminum extrusion handle

Drawer Release Lite

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Additional Features and Benefits of the Drawer Release Lite:

Simple and sleek, this drawer release is more than functional - it’s intentional. The Drawer Release Lite installs directly to Austin’s 7650 drawer slides using standard zinc plated 1/4-20 bolts and nylon lock nuts. The Genesis­™ Drawer Release system does not require a pro to properly install. Paired with our 7650 drawer slides, this install is quick and easy. Designed to give the user a convenient two-handed operation. One kit and you’re all set. This is the cost-effective functional drawer release option you’ve been looking for.

  • Quick Installation
  • Bolt-On
  • 1/4-20 Standard Zinc Plated Steel Bolt
  • 1/4-20 Standard Zinc Plated Steel Nyloc Nut
  • Extruded Aluminum Handle
  • Only available up to 36"

Also available in a knurled aluminum extrusion handle

- Other Popular Austin Engineered Solutions

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- Our Engineer Team Leads

Tony Melton

Tony Melton

Director of Engineering

Robert Walden - 2020

Robert Walden

Engineering Manager

Mark Jeffries 2020

Mark Jeffries

Chief Engineer

Rusty Smith 2020

Rusty Smith

Sr. Engineer

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"Since my company entered into a vendor managed inventory program with Austin, our service levels and in-stock position on our parts have never been better.  We consolidated 23 suppliers down to one, Austin. 

Now we only have one invoice to review, one shipment to check in and we are in stock 99% of the time!  Austin has one of the best customer service teams we work with, I would recommend this program to anyone who needs to take control of their inventory and be sure to have the parts you need on the shelves!"

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Gary from Ohio

"I wanted to send along some great news. We have experienced a few problems with shipping over the years, but the solutions that you put in place over the last few weeks have been very positive. On another note, Tom and Emma, the Vendor Managed Inventory team that I have been working with, have done a great job responding to concerns and questions in a timely fashion. That fact is another reason our VMI program is successful and getting stronger every day. Our overall numbers continue to increase and we are looking forward to the growth in 2017."
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Shawn from Texas