Forming Taps can provide a wide range of advantages especially in ductile materials. Forming threads help in stronger threads and size control which improves productivity and the life of the tool. Threads are formed without removing any materialbut just displacing to form threads.
Materials used in forming tapsare those that take easily to cold forms like stainless steel, steel, metals that are light, alloys of these metals and materials that have tensile strength. When drilling, materials that form a nonstop chip are good for formation of thread. During tap forming the structure of the metal is cold worked along the profile of the thread making the threads strong.
Differences between forming taps and Cutting taps
Today in manufacturing a wide range of threads that are produced are machined with the help of cutting tools like taps, thread-mills and taps for internal threads and threading mills and dies for externals threads. These are standard tools for the purpose but ascontinue reading