Tappex Thread Inserts – For Wood & Structural Foam Applications

Written on August 22, 2016 in Blog Help & advice

Tappex's Foamsert, a self tapping brass thread insertThe 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 both a double ended and Reduced headed design, both with a coarse truncated external thread. The insert has three equidistant cutting flutes, over the length of the external form, providing effective cutting action at many points. This gives a balanced cutting load, which reduces `side thrust’ guaranteeing close axial alignment of the insert in the hole.


Tappex Flexiarm

The Tappex Foamsert can be installed using our specifically designed Tappex FlexiArm, (click here to see the machine in action on our You-Tube channel), used in conjunction with our production drivers, the machine provides a method of quickly and accurately installing inserts at various heights and positions, within the chosen substrate.

If you need any further help or assistance, please drop us an email to sales@tappex.co.uk, or give us a call on +44 (0) 1789 206 600.