Plastite®48°

These thread forming screws combine a unique tri-lobular body with a 48° thread profile to maximize performance and reliability in softer thermoplastics.


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Overview

The Plastite® 48 screw combines a unique tri-lobular body with a 48° thread profile to maximize performance and reliability. Two thread-forming styles are available to meet the specific requirements of a wide range of thermoplastics.

Features

  • Tri-roundular configuration that allows displaced material to cold flow back into releif areas.
  • 48° profile allows thread to penetrate deeply into plastic material
  • Twin lead design and steep helix angle provide greater shear in soft plastics

Benefits

  • Reduces possibility of boss failure
  • Increases product reliability
  • Eliminates need for inserts and lock washers
  • Minimizes radial stress
  • Allows design of thinner bosses
  • Generates strong mating threads
  • Resists vibration loostening
  • Reduces probability of strip-out and pull-out
  • Increases holding power
  • Allows faster seating of fastener

Design Guidelines

  • Sizes: #00 – 5/16″; other sizes may be available upon request
  • Head Styles: Can be used with any external or internal head designs; pan, hex washer, and flat styles standard
  • Drive System: Can use any system, including TORX PLUS® Drive
  • Finish: As required