Features of Thread Rolling and Tapping:
- Thread forming and thread rolling are an integral part of Swift's ability to provide a one-stop metal component manufacturing solution.
- Thread rolling and forming is currently viewed as the optimum or best process to cold form quality screw threads. Rolling threads onto bar typically results in threads and screws that are stronger then threads that are machined or cut using dies, mills or lathes.
- The thread cutting process can also leaves burrs or sharp edges on thread face, depending on the machinery and cutting tips used.
- Thread forming generally refers to creating threads internally, often from hollow bar whilst thread rolling typically designates an external thread. In both of these processes threads are formed or created into/onto a blank, by pressing a shaped die against the blank.
- Thread rolling and thread forming processes are often used for high-speed production runs and repetition manufacturing applications, in which Swift Metal has many years experience. Thread forming and thread rolling processes have minimal or zero shavings as virtually no material is actually removed. This in turn means less material is required because the blank size starts smaller than a blank required for cut threads.
Swift Metal Services provides screw profiling, thread rolling and thread forming services for a wide variety of sizes, pitches and diameters, using ferrous and non-ferrous bar and hollow bar. Materials include stainless steel, aluminium, brass, copper and carbon steels.
The experienced team at Swift Metal Services would value the opportunity to provide premium quality thread rolled assemblies and components, in the shortest lead time, at competitive pricing, for any application nationally.