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Basic Principles for Manufacturing a Thread

Threads have always been a very common and popular manufacturing requirement. There are many different types of thread callouts and an equal amount of ways to manufacture them. However, understanding

What is a Thread?

A thread is a helical form designed and engineered for the purpose of fastening and retaining components. There are many different types of threads, and knowing some basic terms in

Different Types of Key Inserts

STG Machine has covered many topics related to key inserts, so we thought it would be helpful to explain the different types of key inserts available. This article does not

How do Key Inserts Work

We have published an article on the differences between key inserts and helicoils, but we have yet to cover the basics of how key inserts work.  As mentioned before, key

How to Install a Key Insert

Here is a quick rundown of how to install key inserts otherwise known as key locking inserts Countersink, drill and tap according to the key insert manufacturer specs. All key

How to Remove Key Inserts

STG Machine has published a few articles on key inserts, so we thought it would be helpful to share how to remove key inserts. Removing inserts is not the most

Difference Between a Key Insert and a Helicoil

We have published a few articles pertaining to helicoils, how to install them and how to remove them. However, key inserts provide an alternative to helicoils and they have their

What is a Helicoil Tang?

A helicoil tang is a small piece of metal located on the bottom of a helicoil. The tang helps drive the insert into place when using a helicoil installation tool.

How to Remove a Helicoil

STG Machine has published some articles recently on helicoils and how to install them, so we thought it would be helpful to share our knowledge on how to remove them.

How to Install a Helicoil

We have published articles on the definition of a helicoil and the different types of helicoils, so we thought it would be helpful to explain how to install them into

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