Thread cutting (threading) is a method to create helical patterns on a cylindrical or conical object to mate it with other parts. The friction is enough to prevent a rotational movement. Threaded components are also commonly used to convert a linear movement to rotation, or vice versa.
Probably, the most common threaded components are screws and nuts, but threads are found on many components. Most threads are manufactured according to metric or imperial standards. This is very practical since there is a variety of specifications to threads. Some of them are minor and major diameter, the thread's angle, the number of thread at start, length between threads, the number of threads when it is rotated 360 degrees, left or right- or left-handed threads and so on.
Most workshops can make threads. Threads can be made in thread rolling machines, which is suitable for high volumes and threads with a small diameter. Another way the thread is cut, which is done in lathes, milling machines or CNC centers, typically for small series or large diameters.
Two cutting tools are normally used for thread cutting; taps and dies. Dies creates external threads, and taps are for internal threads.
Cutting the external threads is known as threading or in some cases chasing, meanwhile cutting internal threads is called tapping.
Post project to suppliers with Thread Cutting capabilities
This company has an immediate order to place to thread the attached brass rod on both ends. Quotes are sought for 1300 rods, which will be free-issued. Threading is the only requirement for this enquiry. Quality and accuracy of the thread is particularly important, as is on-time delivery. Because this is an urgent requirement for their client, should a suitable quote arrive quickly, the work will be awarded early. Those that are interested in being considered for this job are asked to make contact with the buyer directly to discuss; in addition, this could result in further opportunities once quality and reliability have been proven.
**Due to the current health climate, we ask that you only submit a quotation for this project if you are in a position to fulfil the requirement.**
Threading of the attached mounting boss is required by a buyer working in the automotive industry. This project calls for left-handed threading of a 1.25mm mild steel bar, with 1 off required at this time. There is an immediate order to place and - although this is a one-off order - additional work of a similar ilk will also be made available to the successful supplier.
This heating equipment manufacturer, who places over £20,000 worth of work a year with subcontract machining suppliers, is looking for a Qimtek member who can assist with the external threading of tubing. The tubing is to be used within immersion heaters and there is an immediate order to place for the work in question. Delivery prior to Christmas would be ideal, making this a fantastic opportunity to fill short-term capacity.
This buyer - a manufacturer of sports cars, with an impressive annual spend of £500,000 on machining - seeks a supplier for the attached transmission stud. The component in question is to be made from S99G speciality steel and must be thread rolled - please note that a small amount of turning is also required. This is a redesign of an ongoing part and therefore, an order will be placed once old stock of the original design is depleted.
This £750,000-spending company is looking for an approved supplier to undertake thread cutting of blank pivot bushes. These will be free-issued to the selected vendor in a batch of 30 off. The client would ideally like to receive delivery of the completed items within August 2018, making it a great opportunity to fill immediate capacity. Moving forward, repeat orders will be placed and therefore, this enquiry should not be missed by those who are looking to supplement their long-term customer portfolio.
AS 9100 & ISO 9001 Approved Machining Specialists, Isle of Man
Kiartys Engineering takes its name from the Manx Gaelic word for precise, exact and true, and this is reflected in our mission and our approach. As suppliers of high precision engineered components, we specialise in low to high volume components, complying to exacting specifications, delivered on time. Kiartys Engineering was formed through the merger of Kiartys and Manx Engineers.
Cheshire Seals & Components Ltd was founded in 2008 as a family business and is proud of the growth and development it has achieved since its small beginnings. We moved into our existing premises in 2010, expanding our site to over 6,000 sq ft, in Warrington just off the M6 motorway.
Over 40 years experience in the high precision engineering environment. Investing in new machinery to provide premium service. Both small and large batch work undertaken. Plastics, ferrous, non ferrous and exotics.
AS 9100 & ISO 9001 Approved CNC Machining Specialists,
Key Precision Ltd manufacture Precision Turned Parts, Inserts for Plastics, Sheet Metal Fasteners and Bearings. All products are manufactured in the UK on multi-spindle autos and the latest CNC technology. We undertakes continuous improvement to provide its customers with outstanding service at competitive prices, coupled with quality standards AS9100 and ISO9001.
Whiteland Engineering Limited was founded in 1956 by Walter Whiteland and over 50 years later is still a family business with David (Chairman) and his son Neil (Managing Director) looking forward to taking the business forward and increasing its customer base in the future.
We are a friendly, family run business that has been involved in racing and motorsport since 1968. predominantly we are known for starter motor systems and flywheel manufacture. as a result of steady expansion and our desire to keep as much of our parts made in house or in the uk we have at our disposal a very competent manufacturing team & machine shop.
Infinite Engineering was established 22 years ago and today is a successful family maintained business. We can boast of the state of the art machinery that has enabled us to increase our capacity and ability to produce high precision parts, still maintaining the friendly and family like relationship with our customers. We have to date produced work that has been used by international companies BMW, Cable and Wireless etc. however a high percentage of our work is still produced for the independent sector.
Complete Turnkey With Machining & Fabrication, Hereford
Development and manufacture of metal products with over 30 years supplying a wide range of quality customers such as JCB, Galliford Try and Fairline Boats in the architectural, environmental, industrial and marine sectors.
PCT Engineering Ltd. are a family run sheetmetal & Fabrication company based in the heart of Stoke on Trent. We specialise in small to medium batch work but are able to accomodate one offs and large production runs.