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What is Tapping process and Dies process for sheet metal parts?

Baker 2017-09-14 11:59:01

Tapping is when a hole in the metal is modified in order to allow for screws to be inserted – the tapping process creates a thread within the hole.

This process is one that requires a specific set of tools and equipment to ensure that the correct screws can be fitted. These can vary from wider and deeper holes, to narrow shallow spaces depending on the material being used and its purpose. Tapping can be a part of a fabrication process that produces a hole for countersinking, or it’s possible to be left as is.
Dies is another process that produces the male counterpart to the threaded hole, and is a usually used for the production of bolts and screws.