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When Threads Get Screwed Up

Threads in plastic parts are commonly used to assemble or fasten components. The thread geometry used for plastic threads is commonly inherited from existing specifications used in metals. In many cases there is given little latitude to change the thread geometry since it must conform to an already existing mating component. In these instances, the designer may be limited to slight modifications of the geometry. However, a frequent problem with plastic threads is not always related … [Download to continue reading…]

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