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  • Tel. +44 (0) 1789 206600
  • sales@tappex.co.uk


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

hank 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.

Tappex – Environmentally Friendly Threaded Inserts for plastics and composite materials.

With the increase in demand for more environmentally friendly products, Tappex have successfully developed threaded inserts, manufactured from lead free brass for several large international customers, including a furniture manufacturer and an automotive- injection moulder. The products we’ve manufactured so far are suitable for heat-pressed installation into thermoplastics. As demand grows for lead free inserts, […]

Crisis @ Christmas Appeal  

  This year, Tappex’s sales office manager, Sharon Veitch, will be supporting the charity Crisis, by helping the homeless on Christmas day. The crisis charity offer the homeless year round support, but on Christmas day they will also provide the following… Welcoming support from people who really care A chance to shower, freshen up and […]

Tappex Thread Inserts – For Wood & Structural Foam Applications

    The Foamsert – Self-tapping brass thread inserts from Tappex Thread Inserts provides an excellent solution for fastening into softer plastics, wood and structural foam materials.   The Foamsert should be specified for applications with blind holes, in laminated chip boards, medium density fibre board and some glass reinforced plastics. It is available in […]

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