Do you ever wonder what's involved when you order a Special tap? What determines whether you are quoted 24-hours to manufacture, or 3 weeks?
Every company has developed processes for successful completion of the sale of goods or services. At North American Tool, our focus on quick delivery of special tools, in relatively small quantities, requires those processes to be efficient to the max. Customers today expect a quality product sold at a fair market price, delivered to them yesterday! The demands are the same no matter your place in the chain.Read More
North American Tool Corporation has announced the release of their new comprehensive 2017 Special Taps, Dies and Gages catalog. The 132-page color catalog is a complete resource guide for users of industrial tapping and thread tools.
Featuring popular special and made-to-order taps, threading dies, thread gages and other threading tools in an easy to read format, many of the items can be manufactured and shipped within 24 hours.
The catalog features a comprehensive engineering section relative to taps and threading applications. It also includes an overview of the company’s mobile and cloud
North American Tool is proud to announce the release of Tap Designer, its latest Cloud App, which is available at http://designer.natool.com.
Tap Designer makes custom tap design easy. It intelligently guides the user through the process of collecting important job information. Next, it provides a complete design environment with 2 D and 3D visualizations, and easy to use pick lists. Finally, an expedited quote can be requested, sending all Job and Design information to the North American Tool Design Team with the push of a button. Tap Designer
Many people will first be exposed to threading tool features in the form of a quote request, or order, from a customer. Example: Please quote 6 pieces of a 1"-20 NEF HSS 2B LH GH-3 6-FL PL tap.
Dissected, the customer has defined this tap as one with a "major" or "outside diameter" measuring 1 inch, with 20 threads per inch.
NEF, or National Extra Fine, is a thread-form symbol that refers to a National Standard for this combination of diameter and threads per inch (TPI). Others are UNC (National Coarse), UNF
Acme threads appeared sometime in the late 1800's, as an improvement on the square thread form. Square threads were the first choice for motion transfer and heavy loads. But, square threads were difficult to produce with available cutter technology. Although the square form was relatively efficient for the purposes required, it was inherently weak at the base of the thread due to the sharp 90-degree angle of the flank. Modifying the included-angle to 29-degrees widened the base of the thread making it stronger. Over time, standards in Acme diameters and pitches were established, all with Imperial Inches in
Curt Lansbery has been chosen as a recipient of the ISA’s Golden Eagle Award for his 28 years of valued contributions to the industry. The award was presented by the President of IBC, Ron Nunez.
In announcing the award at the IBC National Meeting in Rosemont, IL, Nancy Schwind, Director of Business Development for IBC stated that “Curt has proven to be a leader who has devoted time and resources to develop his team”.
Barb Bishop, North American’s Manager of Customer Service, stated; “He is the most respected and caring individual
In the beginning, machining was less complicated, at least it seems that way from present day point of view. Material available for use was found on a much shorter list. Options for machinery and tooling were more limited. Coolants and lubricants were literally water and oil.
Today, we are presented with nearly unlimited options in the machining process. Tooling has improved, so have available coolants and lubricants. Engineers and designers are willing to stretch the limits of what is possible. Manufacturing is left to produce a part that matches the specifications of the print. A
On National Manufacturing Day, American manufacturers open their doors and take up the important work of inspiring our
young people to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering. North American Tool was honored to host Beloit Memorial High School for MFG DAY 2016. Students got to experience the entire tap manufacturing process observing how our associates operate their machines, and the wide variety of products we manufacture.
We always look forward to the opportunity to host local students for tours of our facility, not
North American Tool Corporation has announced the recipients of its annual Taylor Memorial Scholarship. Each year, a committee of community leaders selects two recipients for each of the $1,000 scholarships. Students must submit an application, and be accepted by an accredited institution of higher learning, or acknowledged school of trade.
Established in memory of North American Tool founders, K.Y. and Roger Taylor, the scholarships are granted to children or dependents of associates at North American Tool or sister-company, Gaylee Saws (Sterling Heights, MI).
“The Taylors had great affection for all people they
Are you trying to "chase", or clean-up existing internal threads? Use a tap designed for the job at-hand.
When we at North American Tool are informed that a tap is to be used for " re-threading", another term for this task, we always recommend at tap with 0-3 degree Rake for the cutting edge.
Different Than Threading the First Time
When re-threading, very little material, if any, is being removed from the existing threads. It's possible that none of the substrate will be touched, especially when the need is