Threaded inserts and fastening solutions.

Tappex Thread Inserts Limited, UK based is part of a privately owned SME group of companies established for over 59 years serving both UK and International manufacturing supply chains and OEM customers alike, professionally, from their Stratford upon Avon HQ. Tappex has other subsidiaries also both in the UK , Sweden  (C Edgren & Finland (Tappex Finland . Tappex has a global network of independant representative distribution-partners & sales agents.

Tappex is an original equipment supplier of it's own manufactured Threaded inserts, supported by in-house CAD design, prototyping, tool-making and mechanical test-facilities that few others cn match. Tappex extensive  range of both brass thread inserts and steel threaded inserts are available, often from stock, for moulding-in post mould self-threading and/or physical press-fit (24 standard of geometries, metric & imperial sizes M1.4 to M30, as well as Unified & British Standards thread forms available).

OEM applications in most plastics, composites and now light metal alloys are supplied with both off-the-shelf threaded inserts or bespoke solutions, this to suit customer(s) exacting requirements on a global basis. Tappex are able to support the needs of customers whether in small quantites or for significantly higher volume demand.

Our experienced technical and sales staff are available to guide / help customers to the appropriate technical solution using our thread inserts & fastening products

Thread inserts for plastics Read more →

Tappex® has a broad range of thread inserts for plastics to suit mould-in and post-mould installation dependant customer's application requirements as well as in-house manufacturing process considerations. Design guidance available.


Thread inserts for metals Read more →

Tappex has a specific thread inserts designed for critical applications in Light-metal alloys such as: Castings, Extrusions, Machined & fabricated parts produced from Aluminium, Zinc & Magnesium.

Our thread inserts have been extensively trialled and supplied to customers around the world, on land, sea, air & even in space. Our thread inserts are of the self tapping type installed into either cast or pilot drilled holes to suit customer's product manufacturing processes. Design guidance available.


Thread inserts for woods and composites Read more →

Tappex as a fastenings technical-leader has identified bespoke requirements for mechanical joining of contemporary materials such as Glass reinforced plastics (GRP), combinations of metal alloys/plastics, structural foams/wood/paper-based sandwich constructions and Carbon/Kevlar fibre laminates. Tappex is able to offer both standard and bespoke fastening product solutions, to suit OEM and other critical industrial applications.

Tappex Inserts for Woods & Composites fall broadly into 2 categories, namely: Self -threading Inserts, Case-hardened Screws and special Rivet Nuts (with patented bulge control feature).


Thread inserts for special applications Read more →

For some applications where, for example, stress-prone or brittle glass-filled Thermoplastics are specified, Tappex has developed special threaded inserts just to suit these more demanding of plastics. These threaded inserts an be supplied either from Brass or Steel(s) for post-mould / press-in installation, typically into either machined or moulded plastics at ambient temperature , with HEAT applied. Alternatively, some Tappex thread inserts can be installed with self-threading function; some press-in thread inserts also have a special external helical-knurl features to suit. Tappex can also supply Threaded inserts for plastics with special geometries to suit a customer's very specific installation/mechanical arrangements upon request.


Installation tooling for thread inserts Read more →

If a customer chooses not to in-mould a Tappex Threaded insert it still has the option of post-mould press in or self threading types, each of which can be installed with bespoke tooling designed specifically for the purpose by Tappex. The Tappex range of installation tools for it's Threaded inserts includes hand tools (for R & D and/or Maintainance staff), Heat installation & Pantograph-arms carrying up to x3 Pnuematic, Torque settable screwdrivers (typically for R & D and low-medium volume, batch production quantities, to suit).

Tappex HQ, Stratford-upon-avon
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Latest News
  • Tappex Thread Inserts Ltd - Stocktake Week 51, 2015 Posted 27th November 2015 Tappex shall undertake a scheduled review of it's finished goods/warehouse stock during the period 15th December through to 18th December 2015. Normal deliveries are expected to re-commence on Monday 21st December until Wednesday lunchtime 23rd December before Xmas closure & re-opening on Monday 4th January 2016. Last stock take in current building before physical relocation, in New Year, into new premises. Read more
  • Alcester Schools, Warwickshire, UK - Posted 3rd November 2015 Tappex Co. have been invited to attend and exhibit @ Warwickshire School(s) careers events this Autumn including both Stratford upon High School and Alcester Academy schools. Read more
  • Sales Support Administrator - New Vacancy - Tappex Thread Inserts Ltd - UK Sales Office -POSITIONED FILLED. Posted 23rd July 2015 Tappex continue to a enjoy full order book and strong demand for their high quality fasteners & technical solutions from a well established UK and International customer base of OEMs, their supply chains & Tappex overseas representatives. Tappex is a privately owned, independant SME Manufacturing company, located in Stratford upon Avon, Warks since 1957. Read more
  • PDM 2015 Plastics / Manufacturing Process Show , Telford 16-17th June - Tappex Group will be there! Posted 8th June 2015 Tappex Group of Co's will be exhibiting at this forthcoming Plastics Industries trade show, Telford International event centre, Wednesday & Thursday 16-17th June - stand nos A 46. Read more
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