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
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.
ISO 9001 Approved CNC Machining Specialists, Walsall
Established in 1959 Rayburn Plastics has a reputation for engineering excellence. Equipped with the very latest CAD/CAM systems and CNC machine tools for turning, milling, routing and profiling, and specialised equipment for bending, and polishing.
Our company was founded in 1984 by Leon Rymer offering quality mechanical engineering services across Yorkshire and the North East. Leon’s hard work and meticulous attention to detail soon grew a reputation and forged solid relationships with his customers, the business has expanded over the years branching out to other fields of engineering and developing into the ‘go to’ company we are today.
High Quality Sheet Metal Fabrication Specialists, Somerset
We are an established engineering company offering high quality stainless steel, steel and aluminium products from one offs to batch work. We have been trading for over fifteen years and have recently expanded into larger premises at Winchester Farm in Cheddar Somerset. We have also recently installed two new machines for CNC punching and sheet rolling.
Located in 20,000 sq ft of purpose built (2007) modern industrial premises on the outskirts of Norwich, we are specialist machining and sub-assembly/assembly sub-contractor to a wide range of manufacturing industries.
With the ability and culture to supply one offs and prototype work, volume production of individual components through to full product assemblies.
Fabrication experts based in Redditch. Penstocksonline Ltd specialise in all aspects of light, medium and heavy fabrication. The company was established in 2017 for fabrication of products for the Water Industry and general fabrication.
Our company may only have been founded in 2017, however, our staff have, collectively, over 100 years experience within the water treatment / fabrication industry
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.
AS 9100 & ISO 9001 Approved Machining Specialists, Luton
UPE has quickly established a reputation for high quality and innovative precision machining. Our current customers come from across the UK and Europe and include many sectors of commerce and industry including aerospace, motor-sport, automotive, medical, oil & gas, MOD, electronics, telecommunications and the leisure industries.
KRG offer the Complete Precision Engineering Solution. Combining our highly skilled workforce and exceptional machine tools, we bring 30 years of dedicated experience in the global Oil & Gas, Aerospace and Pump Manufacture markets and a broad range of capabilities to meet our clients specifications.
Our goal is to be the one stop shop for your precision engineering needs.