Thread rolling is a metal forging process that forms threads into the mirror image of a roller die. The process is different from metal cutting, grinding, and chasing because it does not remove any metal from the workpiece. Instead, thread rolling uses hardened steel dies to displace and mold ductile metals. The high-pressure process physically changes the properties of rolled metal parts to make the base part and the threads harder and stronger.
Most frequently used in the production of threaded rods, bolts, screws, and other metal fasteners, thread rolling is a cold metal forming process that creates threads using precision thread rolling dies that are the mirror image of the thread being produced. Though a reliable and flexible practice, there are a number of techniques that can improve your output. Extensive experience in thread rolling makes CJWinter’s team of well-versed experts the go-to source for anticipating and preventing common thread rolling problems.
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An Introduction to Thread Rolling
Thread rolling is a cold forming or cold metal forming process that creates threads using precision thread rolling dies that are the mirror image of the thread being produced. This process is different from other processes like metal cutting, grinding, and chasing because it does not remove any metal to create the desired profile. Instead, these hardened steel thread rolls move and mold ductile metals quickly and very precisely into desired thread form.
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Thread rolling hard materials isn’t always impossible.
Because hardened metals don’t flow easily to fill die threads, they often require a thread cutting process to manufacture.
There’s also the risk of breakage — some materials, especially aerospace metals, are simply too brittle to be thread rolled.
Typically, 150 kilopounds per square inch is the cutoff for thread rolling. These materials are just too strong. However, new alloys are changing the way thread rolling works.
When thread rolling screws and fasteners, it’s important to maintain minimum wall thickness.
This can be a challenging task, particularly when designing and manufacturing thin-walled parts, including bolts and screws, that require thread rolling.
If your design includes walls that are thin, thread rolling parts can become problematic during production, as distortion can occur. Distortion not only causes flaking and non-uniform thread geometry on a completed part, but it can also lead to the tearing or collapse of a part’s threaded portion during the thread rolling process.