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.
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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.
Laser Cutting, Fabrication & Machining based in Stone Staffordshire.
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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.
Holbro Engineering is a long established precision engineering firm and one of the first companies in the North West to gain BS EN ISO 9002 accreditation in December 1983. Holbro has earned its reputation for quality in the manufacture and delivery of components and sub-assembly work. They have a highly skilled work-force and machinery to the latest specification with fully linked CNCs using the full AutoCAD range.
Precision Tooling & Tool refurbishment based in, Wetherby. Established in 1976 we lead the field in the repair and reconditioning of pocketed cutting tools. Our continual commitment to process and product improvement has meant that as tooling technology has advanced so have we. We are ISO9001:2008 accredited and have invested heavily in cutting edge measurement equipment to guarantee cutting accuracy for our customers tools.
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.
Ultra Precision is one of East Anglia's largest Precision Engineering companies. We can offer a complete service including advice, development and prototyping. Our precision CNC milling, CNC turning and CNC machining skills have ensured Ultra Precision has enjoyed a reputation for innovative engineering excellence since it was founded in 1961.
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.