Balax Offers Threading
Solutions for Every Industry
Inc. is a privately held corporation located near Milwaukee in North
Lake, Wisconsin. Founded in 1958, Balax pioneered a design for cold
forming taps featuring "Lead Form Geometry Correction", a process
which reduces tapping torque by creating lead threads on pitch. The
new taps, called Thredfloers, were said to be "BALanced AXially",
giving rise to the company's name, BALAX.
with their low torque capabilities, soon found acceptance among US
manufacturers across the country. Balax has since added other
metalworking tools to its product line, including Thredshaver
Cutting Taps, and Thread Gages.
manufacturing processes are done in house at Balax, including blank
making, heat treating, shank and square grinding, fluting, thread
grinding and surface treatments. Balax also maintains a fully equipped
tapping laboratory to test new design concepts for tapping torque,
tapping speed, tool geometry, coolant or lubrication performance,
pretap hole sizing, and material compatibility.
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Balax Forming Taps, Cutting Taps & Thread Gages.
Balax Thredfloer Forming
Thredfloer Forming Taps
Advanced forming tap geometry. Chipless tapping,
stronger threads, better thread gaging, stronger taps, longer tap life, more
efficient production, & ideal for non-lead screw tappers.