Self tapping threaded inserts now available

German manufacturer norelem is offering a range of self tapping threaded inserts in sizes M3 to M16

norelem says that whereas other threaded inserts may need a pre-moulded thread, its range of self-tapping threaded inserts can cut their own mating thread when screwing into light metals and plastics. The company claims that that they provide a secure anchor in the base material and that they provide a high pull-out performance. 

Manufactured either from case-hardened steel (trivalent yellow passivated) or stainless-steel, norelem states that its range of threaded inserts are suitable for use with a variety of materials including aluminium, brass, bronze, cast iron, thermoset and thermoplastics.

They also are said to cater for materials with lower hardness and shear strength and are corrosion-resistant to withstand harsh operating environments. The conical-shaped threaded inserts with cutting slot tend to constrict slightly at the top when screwed in, allowing scrap material to be distributed evenly - depending on the dimension of the pilot hole and the hardness of the base material.

norelem says that its self-tapping threaded inserts can be installed through pre-drilled locating holes. Hand installation tools are available for small volumes, with machine installation tools available for mass production.

Self tapping threaded inserts are available in sizes from M3 to M16
Self tapping threaded inserts are available in sizes from M3 to M16

norelem Ltd

Innovation Centre
1 Devon Way
B31 2TS

+44 (0)121 222 5320

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