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Tappex Thread Inserts Ltd

Tappex Thread Inserts Limited is based in the UK and is key part of a privately owned SME group of companies established over 60 years serving both UK and International manufacturing supply chains and OEM customers alike, successfully, from its Stratford upon Avon HQ. Within the group is Pressworks Co: Pressavon Ltd (www.pressavon.co.uk); Sales/Distribution Co's: C Edgren,Scandinavia (www.c-edgren.se) & Tappex Finland (www.tappexfinland.fi).

With extensive experience in the design, development and manufacture of threaded inserts for plastics, composites, woods and light metals the company can offer both off-the shelf standards or bespoke solutions to customers exacting requirements supported by in-house design, testing & comprehensive manufacturing facilities.

Application engineers are available to guide customers to the appropriate technical solution for brass, steel or stainless steel threaded inserts for plastics and metals, compression limiters, installation-tooling and other fastening solutions including: Grooved Pins, Thread forming screws and now Rivetnuts for plastics/brittle-composites.

Tappex takes pride in itself on its Technical Advisory Service & its experienced team of Applications Engineers that provide cost effective solutions for fastener applications, on a global basis. It sees itself as a major resource for customers to solve fastening problems rather than simply a fastener supplier.

Tappex has an extensive range of brass inserts and steel inserts for plastics, includes more than 24 standard variations from M1.6 to M12, for use in all grades of thermoplastic, thermoset, structural foam, composite material, carbon-fibres, woods and light-metal alloys.

Mission Statement: Our purpose is to anticipate, influence, and satisfy the needs of our customers. This will be achieved by dedicated and competent employees maintaining high standards of quality and service, whilst attaining predetermined financial objectives.

Tappex serves a diverse & discerning range of customers in many Industrial sectors including: Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, Machine Tool Controls, Motorsport, RAIL, Telecommunications, White & Brown Goods. Key characteristics of Tappex support is technical innovation, quality & exemplary global-customer service.


Products

Advanced Engineered Threaded Inserts

Advanced Engineered Threaded Inserts

The unique Trisert self-tapping range of inserts is also available in an advanced engineered range for critical plastics and all thermoset materials. ...

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Anti-creep Spacers

Anti-creep Spacers

Anti-creep spacers are designed to provide reinforced clearance holes for bolts to pass through in a plastic moulding, and thus allow metal-to-metal t...

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Bespoke Plastics Inserts

Bespoke Plastics Inserts

If there is not a standard Tappex insert, which suits your application, you may well find that there is already a ‘Special' Tappex insert available th...

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Blind Drive Pin Rivets

Blind Drive Pin Rivets

This product is simply set and permits use in a wide range of applications. Various clamp lengths are available typical applications include attaching...

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Blind Ended Stainless Steel Inserts

Blind Ended Stainless Steel Inserts

With the same external features as the standard Trisert-3 the blind ended version is supplied with a closed end. This variant offers all the benefits ...

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Brass Reduced Headed Self-tapping Insert

Brass Reduced Headed Self-tapping Insert

Self-tapping, reduced headed inserts that may be manufactured in short, regular and long lengths in a range of thread sizes from M2 to M10. The Reduce...

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Brass Self-tapping Inserts

Brass Self-tapping Inserts

The Tappex Trisert range of brass self-tapping inserts includes three primary designs: Double Ended, Reduced Headed, and Regular Headed variants, to s...

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Dedsert Thermoplastic Inserts

Dedsert Thermoplastic Inserts

If there is not a standard Tappex insert, which suits your application, you may well find that there is already a ‘Special' Tappex insert available th...

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Double Ended Foamsert Inserts

Double Ended Foamsert Inserts

The Foamsert is a special version of the Trisert and has a very coarse truncated external thread form. Like the Trisert it has three equidistant cutti...

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Double Ended Trisert Inserts

Double Ended Trisert Inserts

A self-tapping, double ended insert available in short, regular and long lengths in a range of thread sizes from M2 to M10. The Double Ended Trisert h...

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Ensat Self-tapping Threaded Inserts

Ensat Self-tapping Threaded Inserts

Slotted | 'H' Type | Thin Wall Slotted | Thin Wall 'H' TypeThe Ensat is a single ended self-tapping threaded insert with an internal and external thre...

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Foamsert Inserts

Foamsert Inserts

The Foamsert is a special version of the Trisert and has a very coarse truncated external thread form. Like the Trisert it has three equidistant cutti...

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Future Developments

Future Developments

Tappex Thread Inserts Ltd is continuously developing products to meet market demand and customer requirements please contact us with your requirements...

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Grooved Pin Fastener Insert

Grooved Pin Fastener Insert

The Grooved Pin has three longitudinal grooves swaged or formed into a cylinder of material, this has the effect of increasing its diameter. In each a...

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'H' Type Ensat Threaded Inserts

'H' Type Ensat Threaded Inserts

Slotted | 'H' Type | Thin Wall Slotted | Thin Wall 'H' TypeThe Ensat is a single ended self-tapping threaded insert with an internal and external thre...

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Hardened Steel Threaded Inserts

Hardened Steel Threaded Inserts

Slotted | 'H' Type | Thin Wall Slotted | Thin Wall 'H' TypeThe Ensat is a single ended self-tapping threaded insert with an internal and external thre...

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HiMould Brass Inserts

HiMould Brass Inserts

The Tappex HiMould range of brass inserts has been designed as a technical improvement on the superseded Yardley style of insert, specifically for mou...

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Inserts for in-mould installation

Inserts for in-mould installation

The Tappex HiMould range of brass inserts has been designed as a technical improvement on the superseded Yardley style of insert, specifically for mou...

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Installation Equipment

Installation Equipment

Tappex offers a range of Installation Equipment for small and medium volume applications. Designed to be adjustable and flexible, with the ability to ...

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Low Density Materials Inserts

Low Density Materials Inserts

The Foamsert is a special version of the Trisert and has a very coarse truncated external thread form. Like the Trisert it has three equidistant cutti...

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M10 Thread Self Tapping Inserts

M10 Thread Self Tapping Inserts

A self-tapping, double ended insert available in short, regular and long lengths in a range of thread sizes from M2 to M10. The Double Ended Trisert h...

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M3 Trisert Insert

M3 Trisert Insert

Self-tapping, reduced headed inserts that may be manufactured in short, regular and long lengths in a range of thread sizes from M3 to M8. The Reduced...

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Male HiMould Inserts

Male HiMould Inserts

Tappex offer a range of Male Inserts based upon the female equivalent. The basic insert families and variants of Trisert, Multisert or HiMould are ava...

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Male Inserts

Male Inserts

Tappex offer a range of Male Inserts based upon the female equivalent. The basic insert families and variants of Trisert, Multisert or HiMould are ava...

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Male Multisert Inserts

Male Multisert Inserts

Tappex offer a range of Male Inserts based upon the female equivalent. The basic insert families and variants of Trisert, Multisert or HiMould are ava...

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Male Threaded - All styles

Male Threaded - All styles

Tappex offer a range of Male Inserts based upon the female equivalent. The basic insert families and variants of Trisert, Multisert or HiMould are ava...

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Microbarb Brass Inserts

Microbarb Brass Inserts

The Tappex Multisert range of brass inserts for plastics has been developed to provide a multi-purpose insert for various environments and application...

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Mould-in Anti-creep Plastics Spacers

Mould-in Anti-creep Plastics Spacers

Anti-creep spacers are designed to provide reinforced clearance holes for bolts to pass through in a plastic moulding, and thus allow metal-to-metal t...

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Multisert

Multisert

The Tappex Multisert range of inserts for plastics has been developed to be a multi-purpose insert for various environments and application criteria. ...

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Multisert  - Brass thread inserts

Multisert - Brass thread inserts

The Tappex Multisert range of brass inserts for plastics has been developed to provide a multi-purpose insert for post-mould installation (Cold/with H...

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Threaded Inserts for 3D Printed Products or Prototypes

Threaded Inserts for 3D Printed Products or Prototypes

Tappex® are often asked the question… “Which thread insert should I use in my 3d printed prototype” Before we answer this question, firstly perhaps w...

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A ten point guide to best design practices – Overview – Thread Inserts for plastics

A ten point guide to best design practices – Overview – Thread Inserts for plastics

Tappex are UK-based original manufacturers of Threaded inserts for plastic, metals and composite materials. Below is a helpful ten point guide for Des...

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Tappex – Further Investment in Vision Sorting Technology

Tappex – Further Investment in Vision Sorting Technology

Following Tappex’s philosophy of continuous improvement, we have recently invested in a new multi camera sorting machine giving a 360° view of each co...

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Introducing the new ‘Elec-Arm’ – Electric Thread Installation Tool for Self-Tapping Thread Inserts

Introducing the new ‘Elec-Arm’ – Electric Thread Installation Tool for Self-Tapping Thread Inserts

Tappex have recently introduced a high quality range of electric installation tooling machines, for installing self-tapping type threaded inserts. ...

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Vacancy – Tappex Thread Inserts – Sales Dept. > Positioned filled

Vacancy – Tappex Thread Inserts – Sales Dept. > Positioned filled

As part of our on-going expansion , with substantial sales of our own UK-manufactured products globally, we wish to recruit an additional administrato...

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Tappex Trisert-3 now available in Titanium

Tappex Trisert-3 now available in Titanium

Threaded Trisert-3 self threading inserts now available in titanium for critical applications. Trisert-3® has patented three cutting features to pro...

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Tappex Self-Tapping Thread Inserts for Solid Core Laminate Materials.

Tappex Self-Tapping Thread Inserts for Solid Core Laminate Materials.

Solid core laminate materials have become a main stay in the furniture Industry and their use can present manufacturers with significant difficulties,...

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Tappex at Advanced Engineering Show 2018

Tappex at Advanced Engineering Show 2018

Tappex are exhibiting at this years Advanced Engineering Exhibition at the NEC on 31st October and 1st November. Our experienced Technical sales engin...

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Heat Insertion v Self-Tapping Thread Inserts – which is best for my application?

Heat Insertion v Self-Tapping Thread Inserts – which is best for my application?

One of the questions to consider when designing or manufacturing a product is which type of thread insert to use. The Tappex range of products all...

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New product range revealed – Trisert 3 Self-Tapping Thread inserts – now available in Grade 5 Titanium

New product range revealed – Trisert 3 Self-Tapping Thread inserts – now available in Grade 5 Titanium

Tappex can now offer from stock a range of Trisert 3 Self-tapping thread inserts, manufactured from Grade 5 Titanium. These new Titanium threaded ins...

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Further investments at Tappex to embrace increasing demand

Further investments at Tappex to embrace increasing demand

Tappex group of companies have been investing in more CNC machines recently, both to increase our overall capacity and also to increase our depth of p...

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Reasons to talk to Tappex about your thread insert requirements, at the upcoming Interplas Exhibition (NEC Hall 4 on 26-28th September 2017)

Reasons to talk to Tappex about your thread insert requirements, at the upcoming Interplas Exhibition (NEC Hall 4 on 26-28th September 2017)

Reasons to talk to Tappex about your thread insert requirements, at the upcoming Interplas Exhibition (NEC Hall 4 on 26-28th September 2017) In-house ...

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Tappex Group of Companies & the SMMT

Tappex Group of Companies & the SMMT

Tappex Group of Companies & the SMMT Thank you to all the current (and possibly new) customers that came to talk to us at the SMMT Regional forum in B...

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Tappex Group of Companies – Investing for the future.

Tappex Group of Companies – Investing for the future.

With strong demand, in the wake of Brexit, Tappex are investing in a further 3 CNC lathes to ensure that we can meet with both our increasing home and...

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 Tappex Website - Major Update & Overhaul.

Tappex Website - Major Update & Overhaul.

Tappex is in the process now of updating is well-respected websites with increased information, improved navigations & features. Both Tappex 'co.uk'...

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 Tappex Blog - new information about 'threaded inserts' for 3D printed components.

Tappex Blog - new information about 'threaded inserts' for 3D printed components.

Check out our Blog posting for more information about Threaded Inserts for 3D printed products often found for concept & prototpye studies.

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Additional Manufacturing Operators & Maintenance Fitter required for Multi-Spindle Turning Operations!

Additional Manufacturing Operators & Maintenance Fitter required for Multi-Spindle Turning Operations!

Specifically , Tappex have vacancies for : x2 Multi-Spindle Lathe Operators (Davenport experience would be benefiicial but not essential) x1 Mainten...

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Tappex Thread Inserts Ltd - Stocktake Week 51, 2015

Tappex Thread Inserts Ltd - Stocktake Week 51, 2015

Tappex shall undertake a scheduled review of it's finished goods/warehouse stock during the period 15th December through to 18th December 2015. Norm...

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Tappex Group of Co's - Exhibiting @ Automechnika 2016 , Birmingham NEC, 7-9 June 2016

Tappex Group of Co's - Exhibiting @ Automechnika 2016 , Birmingham NEC, 7-9 June 2016

The Tappex Group will present it's UK-based Manufacturing & International Distribution capabilities @ the forthcoming International Automechnika Show ...

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FAST SHOW WITH PPE, Manchester, 21st April 2016 - TAPPEX EXHIBITING.

FAST SHOW WITH PPE, Manchester, 21st April 2016 - TAPPEX EXHIBITING.

Tappex Thread Inserts Ltd will be exhibiting @ the PPME / FAST Show, Concorde Suite, Nr. Manchester Airport April 21st 2016, 08.30 - 14.30 hrs. www.p...

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Tappex - Quality & Environment Management Systems updated Accreditation(s).

Tappex - Quality & Environment Management Systems updated Accreditation(s).

Tappex was found to be 100% compliant with the latest requirements of each standard maintaining its reputation for high perfomrance products, excellan...

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027KS-08M4-M10 Handtool.pdf

027KS-08M4-M10 Handtool.pdf

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10 Point Guide.pdf

10 Point Guide.pdf

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317 Datasheet.pdf

317 Datasheet.pdf

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Catalogue Tappex MultiRiv.pdf

Catalogue Tappex MultiRiv.pdf

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ETP12 Production Driver.pdf

ETP12 Production Driver.pdf

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ETP41 Hand Tools 031(1).pdf

ETP41 Hand Tools 031(1).pdf

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ETP45 Forming Screws.pdf

ETP45 Forming Screws.pdf

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ETP58-Titanium-Trisert-3s.pdf

ETP58-Titanium-Trisert-3s.pdf

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ETP59-M12-Trisert-3s.pdf

ETP59-M12-Trisert-3s.pdf

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FlexiArm_Introduction.pdf

FlexiArm_Introduction.pdf

Catalogue

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Grooved Pin Catalogue.pdf

Grooved Pin Catalogue.pdf

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Hand_Tool_Introduction.pdf

Hand_Tool_Introduction.pdf

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heat inserter flyer 2014.pdf

heat inserter flyer 2014.pdf

Catalogue

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LATEST ISO 14001 CERT(1).pdf

LATEST ISO 14001 CERT(1).pdf

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LATEST ISO 9001 CERT(1).pdf

LATEST ISO 9001 CERT(1).pdf

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TAPPEX_BROCHURE_2016.pdf

TAPPEX_BROCHURE_2016.pdf

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Trisert-brochure.pdf

Trisert-brochure.pdf

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  • Masons Road
  • Stratford upon Avon
  • Warwickshire
  • CV37 9NT

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