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Thread forming slashes costs by 88%

The Taptite 2000 generation of thread forming screws from Arnold Umformtechnik makes a fundamental contribution to cost reduction in threaded fastener systems. Based on experience, costs savings of up to 88% can be achieved in threaded fastener assembly. According to the results of various studies, 85% of the total cost of a conventional threaded fastener joint arises from secondary costs such as drilling, thread cutting, inspection, tools and workstation cleaning. The actual fastening components account for only 15% of the total cost.

Here the thread forming screws of the Taptite 2000 generation offer decisive efficiency advantages, since costly assembly processes can be eliminated when these fastening components are used. In particular, non-cutting formation of the nut thread with Taptite products makes them true 'cost killers'. Furthermore, downstream operations such as cleaning and inspection are no longer necessary. Drilling operations can also be eliminated with pre-cast core holes, thus allowing total cost savings of up to 88% to be achieved in threaded fastener assembly.

Taptite 2000 users also benefit of the improved mechanical properties of the assembled joint. The trilobular shank form and radius-profile thread flanks result in around 50% lower thread forming torque than with conventional thread forming screws.
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