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Electrical equipment in a potentially explosive environment – Tappex Hi-Mould comes to the rescue

Tappex Thread Inserts have a wide range of standard inserts that are in stock and meet the majority of our customers performance and installation requirements. In some cases, the application specification can mean that a variant longer, shorter, with a special thread or other feature needs to be developed to satisfy the requirements. Alternatively, an […]

Tappex Heat Inserter customised to manufacturing process resulting in cost and time savings

A local moulding company, who makes interior components for the automotive industry, recently contacted us having researched our Generation 3 multi-point Heat Installation tool. They had an injection moulded component that required post mould insertion of 4 Tappex Multiserts. Our customer told us they are keen to use new and innovative equipment and to develop […]

UNC threaded inserts used as a great alternative to BSW in camera equipment for wildlife documentary project

Tappex were recently approached by a department within a major Broadcaster, who is responsible for creating unique equipment for capturing video footage, to be used in wildlife documentaries. The request was for 1/4 and 3/8 BSW threaded inserts, to be fitted into 3D printed components. These thread sizes have historically been used for photographic camera […]

Electrically conductive insert developed for an electric vehicle application

Tappex were recently approached by a well-known, premium sports-car manufacturer, looking for a solution to an electric vehicle application, where a double ended male insert was required to allow current to pass through a PC/ABS moulding. The moulding required two inserts per part and these were to be used, to join electrical cables for a […]

Self-Tapping Inserts for Use in Laminated Table Tops

The Brief The customer was using cold press fitted inserts into a core compact laminate table top. They were experiencing insert failures with their current inserts. Tappex were approached to provide a self-tapping alternative; testing was required to provide comparison to their current insert. The Solution The customer provided a sample table top for testing […]

Race Car back on-the-track

A midlands based historic motor-racing team required a neat and lightweight solution for attaching a steering wheel to a steering wheel centre in a historic race car. Using 6 off Trisert-3’s self-tapping 6238M5-303 inserts installed into the machined T6 Aluminium centre, they were able to reduce the length of the bolts they would normally use […]

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