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TX Flange Head Thread Forming Screw for Plastic

SKU: TFS11 Category: Tag:

FasPlas TX Flange thread forming screws, also known as 6 Lobe or Star Drive, are designed to be installed into pre-drilled or moulded holes in plastic and other soft materials.

  • TX / 6 Lobe Drive – high torque and cam-out resistance than regular Phillips / Pozi drives.
  • 30° thread angle – 45° and 60° to order only.
  • Range of diameters and thread lengths.
  • Manufactured in Steel Zinc or Zinc & Black, with Stainless Steel also available.
  • Also referred to as self tapping screws for Plastic.

When fixing screws to Metal, Wood and other hard materials it is relatively easy to form a tight, secure fit. When working with a less sturdy material such as Plastic, it can be more difficult. At a certain torque, the screw can start to strip the Plastic so it is important to use the right type of screw, such as the FasPlas TX Flange thread forming screw.

FasPlas TX Flange self tapping screws for Plastic use a 30° thread angle to form a mating thread into the plastic as they are driven rather than actually removing the material which ensures a strong pull-out resistance and leaving no mess after installation.

The FasPlas TX Flange Screw is designed with grooves in a six point pattern making it a superior choice over the Pozi or Phillips version as it is much more user friendly, offering a reduced incidence of slippage and cam-out. This in turn reduces the risk of damage to the tool, screw and application.

In addition, the flange head acts as a built in washer that allows the torque and clamping force to be spread over a wider surface area, as well as sitting flat on the surface of the material.

FasPlas TX Flange thread forming screws come in a variety of sizes in a range of diameters and lengths. They are manufactured in different finishes – Zinc Steel, Black Steel and Stainless Steel.

All available sizes are listed below. These screws are available to order in non-standard sizes and finishes, including small volume manufacture, modifications and custom parts to drawings.

TX Flange Threadforming screw technical drawing

Metric Technical Information & Available Sizes – 30° Flank Angle
Thread Diameter M2.2 M2.5 M3 M3.5 M4 M5 M6
d1 max. (mm) 4.5 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 10.0 12.0
k (mm) 1.4 1.5 2.1 2.4 2.6 3.3 3.6
Tool Size T6 T6 T10 T10 T20 T20 T25
Available Sizes M2.2 M2.5 M3 M3.5 M4 M5 M6
5mm
6mm black icon image black icon image
8mm black icon image Stainless steel finishblack icon image black icon image black icon image black icon image
10mm black icon image Stainless steel finishblack icon image Stainless steel finishblack icon image Stainless steel finishblack icon image black icon image
12mm Stainless steel finishblack icon image Stainless steel finishblack icon image Stainless steel finishblack icon image Stainless steel finishblack icon image black icon image
14mm Stainless steel finishblack icon image Stainless steel finishblack icon image Stainless steel finishblack icon image Stainless steel finishblack icon image black icon image
16mm black icon image Stainless steel finishblack icon image Stainless steel finishblack icon image Stainless steel finishblack icon image black icon image
18mm black icon image black icon image black icon image black icon image black icon image
20mm black icon image black icon image black icon image black icon image black icon image
25mm black icon image black icon image black icon image black icon image black icon image
30mm black icon image black icon image black icon image
Stainless steel finish = Stainless Steel // black icon image = Steel (Zinc or Black Zinc)
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