Fette thread rolling tools have versatility and can be applied to rolling other forms besides external threads. Knurling and swaging applications are easily done on axial, tangential and radial tools with great success. Axial heads are especially successful at rolling straight form, left hand helical, right hand helical and diamond knurl patterns.
The displacement of material forming the knurl pattern exhibits no sharpness in the formed knurl. This is especially important when handling knurled instruments wearing delicate gloves. Very fine to very course patterns are achievable and tooling set up is extremely easy. The application of rolling speeds, like threading, makes cycle times extremely short. This makes the tool application very cost effective.
Swaging is also easily adaptable and the axial approach to swaging yields consistent product quality hard to achieve with a side approach swaging tool. Distortion is nonexistent and swage roll life is extremely high. Symmetrical and step style swage forms can be accomplished. Form coining of nose radiuses is also done frequently. The tools are not limited to straight swage applications.
If your current tool selection includes thread rolling heads you may not have known that they have applications beyond male threads. Contact us with your Knurling and Swaging applications. We can identify your current tooling and determine if it’s applicable. We can also quote a new application with all the necessary tooling.