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DIN 7500, similar to - Hex Head with Flange Thread Rolling Screws for ISO Metric Threads

This product guide contains the specification for metric hex headed thread rolling screws, available from Westfield Fasteners. The basis of this specification is the DIN standard DIN 7500.

Product Description
Thread rolling screws are designed to tap their own threads into pre-drilled holes in light metals and steel. The end of these screws have a triangular tip and the threads decrease in height towards the tip. This design allows the thread rolling screw to form a thread by forcing the softer material outwards, so no need to tap the hole.

As these tapping screws 'cold form' the thread by displacing it, they don't cause chips and swarf to occur. Another benefit of this method of thread forming is that it increases resistance to vibration and loosening of the fastening. They are able to create threads into ductile metals to a depth that is twice their diameter. Drilling the correct pilot hole diameter for the screw to form the thread is crucial.
Scope of the DIN standard.
DIN 7500 specifies the requirements for case hardened and tempered metric thread forming screws, with various forms of head geometry. The screws in this standard are designed to form internal ISO metric threads, with a nominal diameter from 2 mm to 12 mm. Part one of this standard outlines the technical specifications for the screws, and part two provides guidelines for the hole diameters required. Table 1 below states the dimensions for these metric hex flange thread rolling screws. Table 2 defines the recommended hole diameters for fitting of these thread rolling screws, in both steel and aluminium.

technical drawing of Hex Head with Flange Thread Rolling Screws for ISO metric threads - Similar to DIN 7500

Figure 1: Hex Head Flanged Thread Rolling Screw

Notes to figure 1:

Application Notes

Table 1: Dimensions & Tolerances according to DIN 7500-1

Thread, dM3M4M5M6M8M10
head diameter, dk88.410.41316.922.1
head height, k2.12.923.654.155.457.2
flange width, c0.60.670.831.041.351.8
across flats, e5.97.668.7911.0514.3818.9
spanner size, s5.578101317

Table 2: Guidline Values for Hole Diameters according to DIN 7500-2

Thread Size, dM2.5M3M3.5M4M5M6M8M10
Length of EngagementHole Diameter dh
>12 to ≤15-----------5.607.45-9.35-
>15 to ≤16-----------5.607.509.35-
>16 to ≤18-----------5.60-7.509.35-
>18 to ≤20-------------7.509.35
>20 to ≤24-------------7.50-9.35
>24 to ≤30---------------9.40

For further details, please refer to the ISO/DIN standard document for this item.