ABE Engineered Fasteners

ABE Engineered Fasteners

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Above Board Electronics, or ABE, manufactures and supplies engineered specialty precision CamCar® style micro machine screws. These Taptite 2000®, Plastite®, Delta PT®, and Mag-Form® style drive systems meet the highest in precision electronics applications.


Taptite® 

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TAPTITE 2000 fasteners are high performance thread rolling screws specially designed to lower your in-place fastening costs.

TAPTITE 2000 screws form internal threads into plain holes in ductile materials upon initial installation, which:

  • Eliminates the need to pre-tap the nut member
  • Reduces problems associated with assembling screws and bolts into pre-tapped holes, such as cross-threading

Plastite® ​

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PLASTITE® 45The PLASTITE 45 screw is designed to facilitate thread-forming in less-compressible plastics while providing high resistance to strip-out and pull-out. It has smaller root and major diameters than a 48° PLASTITE, so it can be used in smaller bosses.

Features

  • Tri-roundular configuration that allows displaced material to cold flow back into relief areas.
  • 45° profile allows thread to penetrate deeply into plastic material
  • Single lead design and narrow helix angle lowers drive torque and failure torque in stiffer plastics

PT® / Delta PT®

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  • PT® Thread-FormingWith a high thread profile and recessed thread root, the PT screw provides increased thread engagement with minimal stress on the boss. It provides optimal performance in a wide range of thermoplastics.

    Features

  • Narrow 30° thread profile
  • Optimum thread pitch
  • Round body
  • Recessed thread root

Mag-Form® 

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Standard thread-forming screws with a 60° flank angle create excess debris when driven into low-ductile materials. They can easily exceed the ductility limits of the material, causing damage to the formed threads.

MAG-FORM screws are specifically designed with a broader flank angle to eliminate tapping operations while forming strong threads in conventional magnesium die-castings and similar materials. The design also minimizes debris, making MAG-FORM fasteners the optimal solution for critical applications such as electronics and air bag modules.

Features

  • Lobular Configuration
  • Wide-spaced thread design
  • Broad flank angle compresses, rather than roll-forms, threads into the mating material

Torx Plus®

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TORX PLUS® Drive System

TORX PLUS Drive System is proven to outperform and outlast every other screw and bolt drive system available today.

The TORX PLUS Drive System has proven to keep assembly lines running smoother and more efficiently by offering increased drive system strength

Features

  • 0° drive angle
  • Elliptical geometric configuration maximizes drive bit engagement
  • Large cross-sectional area at lobes
  • Vertical sidewall

Torx Plus with Crest Cup® 

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TORX PLUS® Machine Screws with Crest Cup® Washer

The ideal alternative to helical/flat washer assemblies and most other commonly used washers

Specifications

  • Sizes: #2 – 1/4″ and M3 – M5
  • Head Styles: Pan
  • Drive System: TORX PLUS® Drive
  • Material: Low carbon steel
  • Plating: Zinc and clear

Fastite® 

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FASTITE 2000 fasteners feature a thread-forming design created to deliver cost-effective and optimum joint performance in sheet metal applications as thin as 0.7mm (.028 in.) This unique design employs many of the design innovations for high-performance thread-rolling fasteners featured in TAPTITE 2000® fasteners.

SW

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Thread-forming fasteners for metal applications. Type SW Fasteners – Pan Head
Specifications

  • Diameters: #4 – 1/4″
  • Lengths: 1/4″ – 1-1/4″
  • Head Styles: Pan
  • Drive Systems: Phillips
  • Material: Carbon steel
  • Finish: Zinc and clear

Tooling

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The patented drive system proven to outperform and outlast every other drive system.
Features & Benefits

  • 0º drive angle
  • Elliptical geometric configuration maximizes drive bit engagement
  • Large cross-sectional area at lobes
  • Vertical sidewalls
  • Provides an average 100% improvement in drive bit life; can reduce assembly downtime by reducing the number of bit changes and rework
  • Optimizes torque transfer
  • Virtually eliminates camout – reduces driver end load and worker fatigue