Screws for thin metal sheet
The best screws for thin metal assembly
Industry constantly seeks to reduce manufacturing and logistics costs. The use of thinner metal sheets helps to reduce material weight but present a new challenge to meet application requirements and avoid problems during the insertion of the screw.
Generally, we consider thin metal sheet assemblies those where the sheet thickness is less than one third of the screw diameter.
There are different solutions for the assembly of thin metal sheet. The optimal screw to be used in each case will depend on hole configuration, mechanical requirements and installation parameters.
Quick selector of thread forming screws for thin metal
You can find below different fastening solutions based on hole configurations. In all case we can consider both steel or aluminum thin metal sheets:
- Thin metal with extruded hole: TAPTITE 2000® screw
- Thin metal with extruded and misaligned holes: TAPTITE 2000® CA™ screw
- Thin metal with pilot hole: FASTITE® 2000™ screw
- Thin metal with pilot hole and metric thread configuration required: EXTRUDE-TITE® screw
- Thin metal without pilot holes: FASTITE® 2000™ screw with selfdrilling point
|Pivot Hole||Without Pivot Hole||Extruded Holes||Misaligned Extruded Holes|
TAPTITE 2000® CA™
Expert assistance and custom solutions
We work in cooperation with our customers to find the best solution for the assembly on thin metal, by analyzing the material, hole configuration, mechanical requirements and installation parameters.
Our technicians at CELO test laboratories provide technical reports with valuable data on screw capabilities for specific customer applications. Towards joint analysis and mechanical testing which include screw insertion, threading, failure, loosening torque and pull-out tests, we recommend the optimal solution to best meet your application requirements.
Additionally, to verify that the dimensions of the selected screws conform to your design, CELO offers you the possibility to download the 3D files of our products.
Call us today and give us the opportunity to share with you our knowledge on joining thin metal sheets!
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