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Unlocking the Potential: Enhancing 3D Printed products with Threaded Inserts

The advent of 3D printing has revolutionised the manufacturing landscape, enabling the creation of intricate and customised designs with unprecedented ease. While 3D printing offers remarkable flexibility, there are limitations when it comes to creating robust threaded connections directly within printed parts. Enter threaded inserts, the unsung heroes of 3D printed applications. In this blog […]

Elevating Your Plastic Composites Assembly: Discover High-Quality Threaded Inserts, Unmatched Technical Support, and Uninterrupted Supply

Introduction: In the world of plastic and composites assemblies, choosing the right components is vital for ensuring optimal strength, durability, and performance. When it comes to threaded inserts, relying on Tappex Thread Inserts, a trusted UK manufacturer can make all the difference. In this blog post, we’ll explore the key aspects that set a manufacturer […]

Ensuring Reliable Electric Mobility: The Crucial Role of Quality Threaded Inserts in Electric Vehicle and Electric Bicycle Applications

Introduction As the world embraces electric mobility as a sustainable transportation solution, the reliability and performance of electric vehicles (EVs) and electric bicycles (e-bikes) are of paramount importance. While the focus often falls on advanced battery technologies and powerful motors, the role of seemingly small components like threaded inserts should not be overlooked. In this […]

Tappex Group Brexit preparation (Update Oct 2020)

Dear Valued Customers We wanted to advise you of the ongoing preparations and contingency plans, within our control, that will protect and support our customers and supply chains. We have maintained our increased stock levels of Tappex manufactured parts by between 15 and 20%. We have been awarded certification from HMRC as an Authorised Economic […]

Tappex and the Ventilator Challenge UK

Tappex are renowned throughout the fastener industry for the quality of our products and they’re most often specified and used in the most critical applications. For a number of years we’ve been supplying self-tapping thread inserts to a well-known OEM producing medical machinery. This manufacturer is one of the key consortium members, working on the […]

Tappex is open for business

We’re pleased to announce that Tappex Thread Inserts, whilst taking note of the latest government advice, are still operational and able to deliver our high quality UK manufactured thread inserts from our production facility in Stratford upon Avon, albeit with reduced levels of staff in our factory and some reduction in manufacturing capacity. We are […]

Covid 19 – Tappex Thread Inserts – UK Government legislation

UK Manufacturing continues albeit @ reduced capacity now. Despatches are still in progress but the situation remains under regular review with our couriers (UK & Export). Inside Sales / Customer Services are now working remotely. We ask ALL of our customers & suppliers, in the first instance, to contact Tappex using the following emails: […]

Coronavirus COVID-19 Announcement

The outbreak of the coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is attracting universal attention. We, at Tappex, take the Health and Safety of our employees and guests as a priority. As we continue to monitor guidance from various government and regulatory agencies regarding travel restrictions and Health and Safety precautions, we would like to ask that you […]

Tappex is now an Authorised Economic Operator

Tappex are pleased to announce that they have been awarded certification as an ‘Approved Economic Operator. This follows a detailed preparation of documents and external audit, by UK HMRC, of Tappex Export-Sales & Purchasing procedures and due processes in order to manage both all relevant administration activities, compliant with HMRC and in support of Tappex […]

Threaded Inserts for 3D Printed Products or Prototypes

Tappex® are often asked the question… “Which thread insert should I use in my 3d printed prototype” Before we answer this question, firstly perhaps we can consider… Why use a Thread Insert? With more and more manufacturers/OEM’s looking to utilise additive manufacturing processes/3D printing technologies, for both low to medium volume production and prototype parts, […]

A ten point guide to best design practices – Overview – Thread Inserts for plastics

Useful information for users, buyers and designers from the home of quality british manufactured thread inserts – Tappex thread Inserts Ltd

Introducing the new ‘ElecArm’ – Electric Thread Installation Tool for Self-Tapping Thread Inserts

Tappex have recently introduced a high quality range of electric installation tooling machines, for installing self-tapping type threaded inserts. The electric driver range complements our existing range of pneumatic drivers and has a great wealth of features that are more difficult to achieve, using the current range of pneumatic machines. The electric driver range runs […]

Tappex – Further Investment in Vision Sorting Technology

Following Tappex’s philosophy of continuous improvement, we have recently invested in a new multi camera sorting machine giving a 360° view of each component. The new machine, incorporates a glass-rotary turntable, with up to 5 individual camera stations. This gives us the capability to check critical geometry & features, including: External diameters Head thickness Overall […]

Tappex – Brexit Strategy and Planning

  We’d like to reassure all of our customers that Tappex are well placed to provide excellent continuity of service over the next few months.   As a UK manufacturer, we have the ability to plan and manufacture our products, no matter what the result of the Brexit negotiations, or final deal may be. We […]

Tappex at Advanced Engineering Show 2018

Tappex are exhibiting at this years Advanced Engineering Exhibition at the NEC on 31st October and 1st November. Our experienced Technical sales engineers will be on hand to discuss your thread insert challenges, projects and applications and we will also be demonstrating our range of installation tooling including…   Tappex Pneumatic Flexi-Arm – For high […]

Heat Insertion v Self-Tapping Thread Inserts – which is best for my application?

One of the questions to consider when designing or manufacturing a product is which type of thread insert to use. The Tappex range of products allow for a variety of installation methods including mould-in, cold-press, self-tapping, heat or ultrasonic installation. This choice can sometimes be dictated by the parent material and Tappex are always happy […]

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