Stainless steel thread inserts
Thread inserts are screw thread bolts made from wires with a diamond-shaped cross section of different materials such as brass, copper, plastic, and stainless steel. They are pressed or installed into a part of a material to ensure lock and reduce risk of damage of installation materials.
Thread inserts are useful in some applications. Thread inserts are used and applied in such fields as communication, automotive, military, defense industries, and aerospace.
What are the types of thread inserts?
The many types of thread inserts depend on the material used to make them. Some examples include a brass thread insert, a plastic thread insert, and a stainless steel thread insert.
Brass thread inserts. This consists of an internal thread that can be used as a button head machine screw or a socket head. It contains a deep groove for maximum pull-out resistance. Knurling such as diamond, straight, and unidirectional are available in a brass thread insert.
Plastic thread inserts. This allows pipes to be joined together by its spiral ridge on the end of a pipe. A plastic thread insert is more effective than a brass thread insert in terms of withstanding more pressure.
Stainless steel thread inserts. This is made from alloys consisting of at least 10 percent chromium that provides heat and corrosion resistance, and is responsible for the stainless property.
Why use stainless steel for thread inserts?
Damaged bolt hole threads are always difficult to repair due to the distributed force exerted when the bolt is torqued. Ordinary thread inserts are often ineffective in such situations and they may have to be replaced regularly. They can even make the problem worse!
Stainless steel thread inserts may be the solution to this problem. Besides being resistant to heat and corrosion, they have exceptional strength and can not be broken easily. Even if huge pressure is applied, stainless steel thread inserts can endure this, therefore lasting longer than other types.
Where do you buy stainless steel thread inserts?
You can view and order the latest in stainless steel thread inserts in the following websites:
Newman Tools, Inc. (www.newmantools.com)
They sell key-locking screw thread inserts which are easy to install and removed with no pre-winder required, provide a mechanical lock that prevents rotation due to torsion or vibration, can be used in almost all materials such as aluminum, iron, magnesium, cold rolled steel, and even plastic, and provide strength and reliability.
All American Products Co. ( www.allamericanproducts.com)
“All American Products Co. is the largest drill bushing manufacturer and work holding solutions provider in the United States .”
They sell tooling component including stainless steel insert threads ranging from fine thread, coarse thread, 303 stainless steel passivated, and more.
Do It Yourself.com ( www.doityourself.com)
They sell stainless steel thread inserts of different counts, coarse, length, and diameter. They provide sufficient and reliable strength for any application. They even come in a reusable container.