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Threaded rod is frequently metallic; steel, stainless steel and titanium rods are commonly available as well as aluminum, brass, bronze and copper. Non-metallic threaded rods are made of plastic, nylon, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or synthetic rubber. Read More…

Threaded Rod Threaded rod is a fastening rod that has threading along its length. The length and diameter of the rod varies; it is usually sold in increments of three feet and is usually less than two inches across.
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Reed City, MI  |  231-832-2356

H & R Screw Machine Products-ISO 9001-certified manufacturer of high-volume screw machine products for many industries. We also produce CNC turned parts and provide machining of customer supplied castings, forgings and stampings.

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Brentwood, NY  |  800-238-3929

It is Thuro’s mission to be the leading choice for screw machine parts, and to offer our products at the highest quality and the lowest cost. Our team members dedicate themselves to ensuring that our customers receive the perfect part on time, every time.

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Thuro Metal Products, Inc. $$$

Calabasas, CA  |  866-317-0208

Pacific West America, Inc. offers a wide variety of products and services including precision turning. We use Swiss CNC Turning for our more intricate parts. We use a variety of materials such as, aluminum, steel, brass, among others.

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Niles, MI  |  269-695-6859

C&S Machine is a leading contract manufacturer of ultra-precision components. With a combination of performance-driven machining and quality-driven personnel, we have over 50 years of experience producing top quality parts for industries ranging from aerospace to commercial. Our extensive Quality Management System ensures that every part meets the highest standards, no matter what the industry or application.

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Lockhart, TX  |  888-484-5188

For more than 120 years, Caldwell Manufacturing has provided quality precision turning for manufacturers around the world. Caldwell’s solutions are everywhere from homes to schools, office buildings to hotels, even the United Nations Secretariat Building and the Empire State Building in NYC. Caldwell raises a higher standard for itself in order to deliver you the quality results you deserve!

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Roselle, IL  |  630-582-9730

Abbate Screw Products has been producing the finest quality precision turning products since 1974. Over the years, we have provided our customers in Illinois and worldwide with a tremendous assortment of parts and components including specialty screw machine work. Call us today for more information on our threaded rods or any of our other products or services.

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In addition to length, diameter and material, thread direction is another important specification to consider when considering threaded rod. Right hand threads are tightened to a fastener with clockwise rotation; left hand threads, though less common, tighten with counterclockwise rotation and are beneficial for situations where vibration would loosen right handed threads. Some rods have right hand threading at one end and left hand threading at the other.

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Acme threading has a square flat surface on the threading peak; coarse and fine threads are available also. There are many uses for threaded rod across many categories of applications. They can be used with most standard fasteners and provide quick and easy disassembly or reassembly, so they are used to secure parts together and make repairs in the manufacturing, automotive and construction industries. They also serve in electrical, plumbing and hobby purposes. Because they are strong and can be cut and bent with simple tools, threaded rods find a wide assortment of uses.

Threaded rods are typically fabricated through thread rolling, a process in which a die is pressed onto a rotating blank or workpiece. The force behind the die is gradually increased, which causes the die to effectively sink into the material and transfer its shape. Because the workpiece is worked while cold, this process produces threaded parts with greater strengths, hardness and wear resistance.

A thread rolled part has a larger diameter than the rod from which it was made, and this process wastes less material, sometimes saving up to 20% in material costs. Milling machines produce threaded rods larger than 1.5 inches and use a rotating blank to cut a thread into the workpiece. Other threaded parts such as screws are fabricated through screw machining, a process similar to milling, which removes selected material through use of an automated system to minimize human errors and produce precise parts.

Threaded rods are helpful for many reasons but also must be recognized as a simple part. For example, a threaded rod cannot be substituted for a headed bolt when used as a high strength fastener because the rod has less strength and therefore may pose a danger. Grades of threaded rods help identify the best rod for an application.

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