The primary use for threaded inserts is repairing damaged threads and improving the thread strength of the parent material but they can be used as a method of changing to or from unified to metric threads as well. Wixroyd’s threaded inserts are available in steel, carbon steel or stainless steel. They are also easy to install and remove without the need for special drills, tape or pre-winder tools. We are able to provide military grade threaded inserts on request as well as regular specifications for commercial use.
If you would like more assistance on using threaded inserts for your application our technical support team is happy to provide assistance, or you can request a free catalogue with detailed product specifications.
A heavy duty insert that is an ideal solution for strengthening a parent hole or to repair a damaged thread.
Our solid inserts are quick and easy to install without the need of any specialist tools. Ideal to protect any exposed threads by plugging the thread.
Thinwall inserts are an inexpensive option to giving a parent hole more strength. There is slight variation between its outside and inside diamters whilist they still offer substanial strength.
Our extra heavy duty inserts are ideal for soft materials as they will rapidly increase the strength of the hole.
Use the specified installation tool to push down the drive keys with serveral hammer taps. Use the thread inserts datatable to identify the correct tool.
Wixroyd threaded inserts, if required, can be removed without damage to the parent/surrounding material, follow these steps.
1. Refer to the product data table of the installed threaded insert and identify the drill size and drill depth required for removal. Drill out the material between the insert keys and the internal thread to specifi ed depth.
2. Bend the locking keys inward and break off.
3. Remove the old insert using a screw extractor or similar.
4. Install a replacement insert into the original tapped hole as per installation instruction above.
Carbon steel inserts, stainless steel inserts and solid inserts.