With threadrolling taps from sizes; 000-120 to 1"-12 as standard stock, we doubt that you'll not find the "threadfloer" to suit your threading application. These standard taps are also stock in "H" limits varying from H2 to H14. If metric threads is what you need, BALAX also manufactures standard sizes from; M1.6 x .35 to M18 x 1.75 in "D" limits ranging from D2 to D14
Some of the major advantages
of "cold forming" or "thread rolling"
tap over regular cut taps are; Chipless tapping, Stronger
threads, Better thread gaging, Stronger taps, Longer
tap life, More efficient production also thread forming
taps are ideal non-lead screw tappers. They have the
ability to form their own leads which works well in
NC machines or other machines without lead screws.
Does this mean that thread cutting taps should not be used?
Of course not. There are many applications where a cut
tap will work just as well as thread forming taps where
thread forming is not as applicable. For instance, according
to BALAX, High carbon steels
are better threaded with a gun or slow spiral fluted
cut tap. The same is suggested for Nickel alloys. Also,
for magnesium you would use similar cut taps, and so
on. For a complete summary of BALAX
taps and their applications, Click
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Balax offers numerous surface treatments that will enhance the performance of your tap.
Don't forget to order that Balax Gage to go with those Balax Taps!