The “Pros” of ACME Threaded Rods

ACME Thread Forms

Why might you use an ACME threaded rod? Well, if you need to join two pieces of metal together, this sort of rod works well. ACME threaded rods are often used in industrial equipment, including heavy duty machines. Right Height ACME threaded rods’ height is equal to half the pitch. Why is this beneficial? It… Read more »

What Benefits Do Stainless Steel Threaded Rods Provide?

Stainless steel threaded rod on black reflective surface

Why should you consider stainless steel threaded rods? These fasteners, also known as studs, are typically long rods with threading on both ends. Thanks to the threading, nuts, bolts and other fasteners can easily screw onto the rod. Stainless steel threaded rods are popular; They’re used in many industries including construction, automotive and plumbing businesses…. Read more »

Do I Need ACME or Trapezoidal Threads?

Thread for Fasteners

Do you need ACME or trapezoidal threads? While both share some similarities, there are some key differences. American Vs European Roots For starters, ACME threads are commonly used in the United States because they were developed with regard to Imperial units, whereas trapezoidal threads are commonly used in European countries since they were developed with… Read more »

Are ACME Threads Known For Their Strength?

ACME threads per inch guide

Back in the late 1800s, ACME threads were developed with the intention to replace square threads. They didn’t replace them, but they certainly “took off” and became ubiquitous. Today, ACME threads are more popular than ever, and used for a variety of purposes and applications. They’re not only superior at generating power for motion, but… Read more »

How Do Threaded Rods Work?

Closeup of a Threaded Rod

Threaded rods, sometimes called studs, are metal fasteners with the presence of threading on both ends. Usually made of stainless steel, threaded rods may have threading partially extended or extended all the way, and because threading is on both ends, these rods are well-suited to applications where tension is applied. Threads Vs Bolts Aren’t threaded… Read more »

How Fasteners Are Determined

Thread for Fasteners

How are fasteners determined? Well, they have several attributes to take into account: type, material, diameter, length and thread pitch or count (for machine thread fasteners only). Fastener Types Fastener type depends on the category of fastener, drive type and head style. Fasteners are typically divided into categories based on their function or design, such… Read more »

Why ACME Threads Are Used in Various Machines

Threaded Rod

Why are ACME threads used in things like clamps, vises and linear actuators? ACME threads offer a low number of threads per inch which allows for increased linear actuation per turn of screw. ACME Threads Vs Square Threads  Why not use square threads, which are similar? Well, consider this: the angled root of the ACME… Read more »

A Quick Guide to Threaded Rods

A group of threaded rods

First things first– what is a threaded rod? Similar to a screw, a rod, aka a stud, is a rod of varying length that’s threaded in a helical structure. The threading extends around and along the rod. It’s there to cause rotational movements when in use. Combining linear and rotational movement, threaded rods create strong… Read more »

Why ACME Screws Work Well for Fasteners

Lead ACME Screw

Acme lead screws for fasteners work well because they’re especially designed to translate rotary motion into linear motion. As the shaft rotates as the motor turns, the threads push the shaft nut forward or backward depending on the direction of the rotating motion. This transfers the circular motion of the motor into linear motion on… Read more »

Benefits of Custom Threaded Screws

Assorted Threaded Screws

When it comes to running a business, we understand how important it is to have properly functioning equipment. Custom threaded screws can help ensure your equipment is not only securely fastened, but will prevent rusting, wear and tear and more from becoming long-term issues. No matter what diameter or thread pitch of screw is required… Read more »