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Thread Cutting Screws

Thread cutting screws are considered self-tapping screws and are designed to be inserted into an existing hole. When applied, thread cutting screws create a thread in the material they are applied to, which is generally metal, wood, or plastic. MW Components' thread cutting screws offer greater holing power, reduced hoop stress, and fewer burst bosses.

Our trilobular thread forming screws were developed specifically for use in plastic. These fasteners roll-form precise threads, without chips, in a variety of thermoplastics and certain thermosetting compounds.

Thread cutting screws come in many head and body variations and can be created in several different sizes as required for the application. There are also many types of thread cutting screw shafts, some of which include, Type-1, Type-23, Type-25, and Type-F. These “types” refer to the end-point configurations of the screw shaft and have different application purposes.

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Custom Thread Cutting Screws

Determining the type of thread-cutting screw for your desired application might seem complicated with the number of shaft configurations and head types available. Lucky for you, MW Components specializes in custom fastener manufacturing. Our team of design and engineering experts is ready to help you find a standard fastener option to suit your needs or create a custom option that’s specifically tailored for your intended application.

The list of customizations we can do are vast, including various head styles, thread styles (including hi-low, trilobular, and wide-spaced), various standard and metric sizes, and lengths ranging from 0.250" - 4" (6mm - 100mm).

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Thread Cutting Screws Manufacturing

Thread cutting screws are generally made from steel or stainless steel and can be produced in a variety of sizes and head or shaft configurations. Added finishes can also be applied to ensure performance and longevity in difficult environments.

With multiple manufacturing facilities worldwide offering standard and specialty materials, finishes, and manufacturing processes, MW Components has what it takes to create the exact part you need, no matter the performance requirements.

Size Ranges and Configuration Options:

  • Thread styles: Hi-low, wide-spaced thread types, 60-1, 48-2, 45-1 trilobular threads
  • Head styles: Available with any style
  • Size range: #2 - 3/8” (metric also available)
  • Length: 0.250” - 4.00” (6mm - 100mm)

Quality Materials

MW stocks standard and specialty materials of all types. Below are some commonly requested materials used to manufacture this product:

  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel


Our manufacturing facilities produce a variety of parts with custom finishes or coatings. Some examples of possible finishes for this product include:

  • Anodized
  • Black Oxide
  • Cadmium Plate
  • Chromium
  • Electro Polish
  • Gold Iridite
  • Lubricant
  • Nickel Plate
  • Passivation
  • Silver Plate
  • Zinc

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Need a Large Order?

We can design and manufacture a component for your specific application in any quantity. For quantities over 1,000, please request a quote.

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