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Process: Thread Cutting

Overview

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.

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Thread Cutting projects for quote

  1. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Thread Cutting

    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.

  2. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-Thread Cutting

    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.

  3. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Thread Cutting

    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.

  4. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Thread Cutting

    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.

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