Efficient Hole Threading on Tap

Efficient Hole Threading on Tap Article

A project for Precision Machine Fabrication required a piece-part volume of 12,000 parts/yr. Each part, a face panel for electronic enclosures, requires six tapped holes. The shop fabricates these parts in 16 different size and shape variations and hole patterns, nesting them onto 5 by 10-ft. sheets of 12-gauge mild steel.

“Tapping all of the holes manually in a secondary operation,” McDonald explains, “after removing the parts from the nest, would have been extremely time- and cost-prohibitive. To win the job from the customer, we needed a different solution.”

Read full article in MetalForming Magazine to learn how the QuickTap tapping tool automated the process of threading holes. 

March 29, 2024