I'm tapping a 10-32 hole in Black Nylon MD. Also called Nylatron. Drilling
the hole to .161 dia before tapping. Machine rigid tapping. The threads
are very tight. Can hardly screw a screw into it, and the thread gage is
really tight. The material is pushing away from the tap, HS, fast spiral,
bottoming, and then springing back.
I know I could get a H5 tap, maybe not spiral, but that would open up the
pitch dia. What about speed? I tried both 1000rpm and 500rpm, same result.
Tried new tap, same result. With coolant, or without, same result.
Any suggestions? Different fluid? faster?, slower? What about slowing the
feed down, so it doesn't track the tap lead? anybody try that before?
Thanks for the input.
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