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KBA040101 - High Performance Screws for Plastic installation guide
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»View Product Guide »View Current Project »Load Project »Create New Project »List All Project Parts »Help TR Newsletter Change Your Password This article provides an installation guide for the High Performance Screws for Plastics. The illustrated moulded boss features a 1 Degree inclusive tapered hole. However, it is not a prerequisite. It is commonplace for these screws to be installed into drilled holes also. All data is correct to the best of our knowledge, however TR cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions Enquire about this article Article

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To identify a suitable hole size for a selected screw diameter, choose a material from the boss geometry tables below closest to the application boss type and multiply the value in column A by the nominal external thread diameter. For example:- A 3.0 diameter High Perfomance screw for plastic being installed into ABS would require a 0.8 x 3.0 = 2.4mm guideline hole diameter. (where 'd' = nominal external thread diameter) The inclusion of a counter bore is not important, however, it will prevent damage to the top of the boss, help align the screw in the boss and act as a relief for any material extruded to the head of the screw, allowing flush finishes. To calculate the counter bore diameter, add 0.2mm onto the selected published screw head diameter. All data is correct to the best of our knowledge, however TR cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions Table 1 Material ABS -A0.80d - B2.00d -C2.00d Table 2 Material PC GF30 -A0.85d -B1.80d -C2.00d

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6 PA6. http://tr.85d 1.00d 2.00d 2.80d 2.50d 2.78d 0.82d 0.85d 2.00d 1.77d 2.90d 1.85d 0.90d 1.75d 0.70d 1.75d 0.00d 1.85d 2. • • • • low radial stress no material jam in the core area maximium resistance to relaxation no material stress through plastification.80d 0.80d 1.6 GF30 PA6 PA6 GF30 PA6.80d 1.90d All data is correct to the best of our knowledge.80d 2.75d 0.00d 1.00d 1.80d 0.80d 1.75d 0.70d 1.50d 1.82d 0.80d 1.70d 2.73d 0.70d 1.6 PA4.6 GF30 PBT PBT GF30 PC 0.75d 0. It's design characteristics include a profiled thread root to assist plastic flow and stress reduction.com/services/engineering/article/72/64/ 15/02/2010 .75d 0.70d 2.80d 1.75d 0.00d 1.80d 0.75d 0.80d 1.80d 1.70d 1.85d 0.85d 1.80d 0.70d 0.85d 1. however TR cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions The High Performance screw for plastic is a direct screw fastener for use in thermoplastics.70d 1. a 30 Degree flank angle to reduce boss bursting forces and an 8 Degree pitch angle which combine to support low installation torques with high stripping torque values.70d 1.70d 2.80d 2.85d 1.85d 2.85d 2.TR Fastenings :: Engineering Knowledge base Page 2 of 2 ABS/PC ASA PA4.78d 0.00d 2.00d 1.80d 0.00d 1.70d 1.20d 1.20d LDPE HDPE PET PET GF30 PMMA POM PP PP TF20 PPO PS PVC SAN 0.trfastenings.85d 1.80d 1.