Shop threaded metal inserts by application type, including aluminum, non-magnetic, plastics, thermoplastics, and wood.
ABS plastic is a type of thermosplastic known for its light weight and electrical insulation ability, thought superior to other plastics due to its hardness, toughness, and gloss.
Pressed-in inserts provide permanent threads in aluminum and other soft metals. Aluminum applications call for knurled body to lock tightly into the hosting material.
Ceramic applications typically involve molded-in inserts, which are involved in the production process. Introduced in the molding process, the ceramic material surrounds and hardens around the insert. Pressed-in installation is also possible, as an insert can be pressed into a hole in the hardened ceramics.
Various standardized epoxied-in non-magnetic threaded insert products. Choose between molded-in, pressed-in, and molded-in Inserts with shoulder/chamfer.
Fiberglass applications call for a non-corrosive fastener that will have a snug fit, but not over tightened.
Metal tube applications require an insert that provides permanent thread and the ability to lock tightly into place, while having the capability to swage to the tubing.
Particleboard is a denser, lighter, and weaker material than traditional wood, calling for an insert that will be reliable and lock securely into the material. Inserts with long outer threads give strong holding power in weaker materials like particleboard.
Rubber applications typically consist of use of molded-in inserts. After a metal insert is placed into a cavity of a mold, heated rubber is injected, and encases and hardens around the insert. Pressed-in installation is also possible, where a pressed-in insert is inserted into a hole in the cool rubber.
Pressed-in inserts provide permanent thread in soft metals. Soft metal applications call for knurled body to lock tightly into the hosting material.
Thermoset plastics have a cross linked molecular structure, permanently shaped in the manufacturing process. This type of material generally responds best to molded-in or pressed-in inserts.