Carbide Taps

Carbide Taps

The selection of carbide taps for high volume production was limited to materials such as brass, bronze and high silicon aluminum where abrasion was the cause of tool wear. The design required strength behind the cutting edge limiting the flute geometry and range of materials to be tapped.

Regal’s carbide and carbo-clad taps are made from ultra fine-grain carbide with a high cobalt-content binder.  This allows us to design taps with high shear cutting edges when needed to thread hard metal, Inconel and other materials.  The combination of the sophisticated carbide grades with advanced multi-layered coatings is suitable for tapping at high speeds and ensuring unsurpassed productivity.

Regal offers solid carbide taps up to 3/8” from our catalog, and  above that size brazes carbide blades to HSS bodies up to 1 ½”. NPT and NPTF pipes sizes are available as well.  As is always the case, special taps to meet your specifications are made and coated in less than two weeks.  

Spiral point carbide taps are made from the finest micrograin carbide and are designed to cut steel as well as non-ferrous materials. Hook angles achieved assist in free cutting of hard and abrasive materials.

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Ultra fine micro-grain carbide is used to produce solid carbide taps to 3/8" diameter. This carbide structure allows designs providing superior results in a wide variety of materials.

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Tapping non-ferrous highly abrasive materials using carbo-clad taps give you the cutting performance of carbide and the shock absorbency of the high speed body.

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Carbide strips are brazed into a high speed steel body insuring strong torsional strength and utilizing the abrasion resistance characteristics of carbide at the cutting edges.

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