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Self Tapping Screws Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial self tapping screw manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source self tapping screw manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These self tapping screw companies can design, engineer and manufacture self tapping screws to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these self tapping screw manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a manufacturer of self drilling screws, tapping screws, self drilling metal screws.

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  • Fairfield, NJ 800-272-3673

    Our company has a reputation for superior products, customer service, and dependability. All our fastener products are built to last, and we know that our customers appreciate our dedication to using the best materials and manufacturing techniques. If you would like to learn more about us, contact us by phone or email, or stop by our website today!

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  • Winston-Salem, NC 800-642-0921

    From our inventory of over 130,000 different fasteners, we know precisely which ones are right for your application. We test them for material composition and measurement accuracy. With our Vendor Management Inventory service (VMI) our Service Technicians monitor your needs and keep you fully supplied at all times. Our ISO 9001 and AS9120B certifications helps us maintain system standards that ensure the fasteners we supply are the highest quality parts available.

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  • Highland Park, IL 847-926-0722

    G-Fast brings you precision components and fasteners that are designed for commercial and military applications. We specialize in precision machined components, special fasteners, cold-formed bolts, studs and shoulder screws, deep drawn parts, metal spinning, wire forming and a whole host of other services. We’ve been doing this since 1990 and would love to see you be our next customer!

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  • Elgin, IL 847-841-7000

    Engineered Components Company is a world-class, full-line fastener distributor offering resources to help your company compete in the market place. We promise to improve and maintain the supply of fasteners to your manufacturing facilities, eliminate downtime, and reduce your overall cost of fasteners.

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  • North Hollywood, CA 818-764-6467

    FTC is regarded by many aerospace leaders as a preferred supplier of industrial fasteners. We make a variety of innovative standard & custom high-strength aerospace fasteners & captive fasteners, such as our Magic Groove™ fully retractable, structural captive screw. World class quality in record time.

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  • Danboro, PA 800-237-4736

    PennEngineering® is a specialty fastener manufacturer offering automotive fasteners, broaching fasteners, cable and wire mounting hardware, panel fasteners, threaded rivet nut products and more. PEMSERTER® Products Division manufactures automatic/manual fastener-insertion presses and equipment.

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Self Tapping Screws Industry Information

Self Tapping Screws

Self tapping screws have the ability to form internal female threading into the materials in which they are being drilled. Many screws cannot be inserted into a material unless that material is “tapped” first. Tapping is the process in which a tap, which can be a drill bit or larger industrial tapping tool, is used to create the equivalent of female threading in a material. A threaded fastener can then be screwed into the threading.

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Advantages of Self Tapping Screws

Self tapping screws can be more suitable than other fastener varieties for a few reasons. Many materials are incompatible with drills. For example, some plastics, when exposed to the high amounts of friction caused by spinning drill bits, can become deformed. Some materials can be split by drilling, while others are soft enough that drilling is not necessary. Some screws can even combine qualities of nails and screws. Such screws feature partially smooth, partially threaded shafts, which allows them first to be pounded with a hammer and then screwed in. Correctly pairing self tapping screws with their application ensures the longevity of the screw and the materials in which it is installed.

Design of Self Tapping Screws

Self tapping screws create their own threading, or tap, as they are screwed into place. Self tapping screws can be driven and screwed into materials such as soft metals, plastic, wood and fiberglass. The threading of self tapping screws is made from hardened metal, usually stainless steel, so that it can easily form a thread in the hole that flows around the screw. Self tapping screws are sometimes referred to as tapping screws or sheet metal screws because they are often used to drill threaded holes in sheet metal. The automotive and construction industries use them regularly. A given self tapping screw’s capabilities are determined by its composition, size, shape and design.

These screws have the ability to advance through a material while turning without the use of an electric drill. The internal thread is created by a gap in the continuity of the thread on the screw. Fine threaded screws are used in harder materials like metal and hardwoods, while coarse threads are used in softer materials like plastic.

Types of Self Tapping Screws

Self tapping screws are available in two different varieties: thread cut, which usually involves blunt heads and sharp threads, and thread-formed, which involve softer materials and which need a higher torque drive.



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