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What Are Self-tapping Screws for Plastics?

Self-tapping screws create threads on their own as they enter into a material such as plastic. In fact, self-tapping screws with a special profile are required since the tapping screws commonly used with steel can cause residual stresses in plastic that can reduce the...

Thread Forming Screw Options for Plastic

Due to the unique properties of plastic, the screws used to make connections in this material must also have special properties. The process of threading plastic with a screw is different than threading wood with a screw. It takes the right screw to penetrate the...

Best Self-tapping Screws for Plastic

Self-tapping screws develop their own threads as they penetrate into and below the surface of a material. Screws used to drill into plastic require a uniquely designed profile to ensure the structural integrity of the assembly is not damaged. Tapping screws designed...

What Are Thread Forming Screws?

Standard or metric thread forming screws for plastic, sheet metal, or wood are ideal when there is not a threaded hole in the location you would normally want one. With a thread forming screw, there is no requirement to set up a tap to produce female-threaded holes...