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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 […]

New product range revealed – Trisert 3 Self-Tapping Thread inserts – now available in Grade 5 Titanium

Tappex can now offer from stock a range of Trisert 3 Self-tapping thread inserts, manufactured from Grade 5 Titanium.   Grade 5 – Titanium – Self Tapping Thread Insert   These new Titanium threaded inserts have a number of benefits over Stainless Steel inserts, including better corrosion resistance and improved strength to weight ratio.   […]

Further investments at Tappex to embrace increasing demand

Tappex group of companies have been investing in more CNC machines recently, both to increase our overall capacity and also to increase our depth of product range. Investing in a further 4 machines (bringing us up to a total of 9 machines) has allowed us to increase our range of patented Trisert 3 products, to […]

Reasons to talk to Tappex about your thread insert requirements, at the upcoming Interplas Exhibition (NEC Hall 4 on 26-28th September 2017)

In-house design and testing facilities, along with a team of qualified applications and sales engineers, for internal and external technical support. Highest quality raw materials – from a single European mill. 35M+ threads inserts in stock, consisting of 23 individual product families and many specials – ready for next day delivery. A company with 61+ […]

Tappex Self-Tapping Thread Inserts for Solid Core Laminate Materials.

Solid core laminate materials have become a main stay in the furniture Industry and their use can present manufacturers with significant difficulties, when it comes to fasteners and fixings.   Trisert self-tapping inserts are an excellent alternative to traditionally used press-in or expansion type brass thread inserts. Many of our customers who now use Trisert […]

Tappex Group of Companies & the SMMT

Thank you to all the current (and possibly new) customers that came to talk to us at the SMMT Regional forum in Bolton yesterday. We enjoyed discussing your new projects and look forward to working with you in the coming months. As a family owned, British manufacturer, we’re always willing and able to help our […]

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 […]

Tappex Group of Companies – Investing for the future.

With strong demand, in the wake of Brexit, Tappex are investing in a further 3 CNC lathes to ensure that we can meet with both our increasing home and export demands.   The CNC machines are used to manufacture mainly our Trisert-3, Carbon steel and Stainless steel self-tapping inserts, which are ever more popular, due […]

Threaded Inserts for Additive Manufactured / 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 […]

The new improved Tappex website is coming soon…

We’d just like to say a big thank you to the current Tappex website, which has served us, along with many worldwide customers, OEM’s, design engineers and consumers so well over the years. If you’ve never visited our website, please do feel free to click through and take a peek, before it’s gone!! Soon we’ll […]

Additional Manufacturing Operators & Maintenance Fitter required for Multi-Spindle Turning Operations!

Specifically , Tappex have vacancies for : x2 Multi-Spindle Lathe Operators (Davenport experience would be benefiicial but not essential) x1 Maintenance Fitter(Mechanical) Interested individuals should contact the company, asking for the HR Officer and request an application form in the 1st instance. Tappex – 60+ Years of Manufacturing Excellence and International recognition.

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