Lead screw

dryspin lead screw technology

Zoe Moser | 25. September 2020

The dryspin lead screw technology was developed and patented in 2016 by the drylin lead screw technology development team. Particular emphasis was placed on increasing service life and improving efficiency. The dryspin product portfolio includes high-helix lead screws made of stainless steel or aluminium and the matching lead screw nuts made of igus high-performance polymers.


Multi-start thread

Zoe Moser | 18. September 2020

In this post we will go into more detail about the threadability or number of threads. What do the two terms actually stand for and what is their significance for my application? Single-start lead screws, as the name suggests, consist of only one single thread pitch (single start). In other words, by pitch …


Production of a lead screw

Zoe Moser | 5. June 2020

How does the production of a lead screw work? And what is the difference between the thread rolling and thread whirling manufacturing processes? To find out, we should first compare the two manufacturing methods of thread rolling and thread whirling.


Heavy-duty thread

Zoe Moser | 4. May 2020

When threads are used in heavy-duty applications, they must meet many requirements. One of the most important aspects for heavy loads is the stability of the threads under high axial and radial loads. But does this also work with lead screw nuts made of polymer? Clear answer: Yes! The drylin lead screw technology development team has set itself the task of developing a robust alternative to the flange lead screw nut.


Self-locking – what is it?

Zoe Moser | 26. March 2020

If you go into the problem of threads, you often encounter the word “self-locking”. But what does “self-locking” mean exactly in conjunction with lead screw technology? And what are the differences between high helix threads and trapezoidal threads? We have explained it briefly and simply.