by Dave Arguin
Date: May 06 2022

The Ins and Outs of Precision Ball Screw Assemblies

Ball screws are manufactured by rolling or grinding the threads. In some specific situations, they are whirled due to end machining features or tooling availability. Otherwise, rolling and grinding are the primary and preferred methods of ball screw manufacturing.

by Zhane Isom
Date: Feb 25 2022

Benefits of Using Standard Freewheeling Lead Screw Nuts

Standard freewheeling lead screw nuts from Helix Linear Technologies are available in both threaded and flanged configurations and are designed to fit screws ranging from 2 mm - 25 mm in diameter.

by Zhane Isom
Date: Feb 03 2022

Top 5 “Ask an Engineer” Questions Answered

Do you have linear motion questions that need to be answered? We’d love to hear from you! Here are our top 5 most popular questions from our “Ask an Engineer” weekly social media feature.

by Dave Arguin
Date: Jan 25 2022

Stay “On-Track” When Selecting a Linear Guide System

Linear Guide Systems are perhaps the most diverse group of products in the motion control industry. Available in numerous configurations with widely varying performance characteristics, selecting the right linear guide system for your application can be challenging. One of the essential characteristics to consider is guide rail performance -- primarily based on speed, load-carrying capacity, and moment load limitations.

Linear Motion Components Take Flight in Aerospace and Defense Industry by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 17 2022

Linear Motion Components Take Flight in Aerospace and Defense Industry

The aerospace and defense industry are positioned as one of the largest and most powerful industries in the United States. In fact, for over 100 years, this industry has moved, connected, and secured the modern world we live in today. It spans five markets: military aircraft, missiles, space, commercial airlines, and general aviation. Moreover, the United States aerospace sector is considered the most significant globally and serves as the primary military and civil aerospace hardware supplier.

by Dave Arguin
Date: Jan 11 2022

What is Thread Rolling?

Thread rolling is a metal forging process that forms screw threads by passing material under high pressure through a set of hardened dies

Helix Linear Technologies Cuts Ties with Nook Industries and Launches Ball Screw Product Line by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 07 2022

Helix Linear Technologies Cuts Ties with Nook Industries and Launches Ball Screw Product Line

Helix Linear, a leader in the manufacture of lead screws and linear actuators is formally announcing the separation from its affiliated company Nook Industries.

Completely Customize Your Lead Screw Design with Helix Linear Technologies by Christopher Nook
Date: Nov 16 2021

Completely Customize Your Lead Screw Design with Helix Linear Technologies

Helix Linear Technologies designs and manufactures custom lead screws and Acme screws in a variety of materials, including stainless steel, alloy, titanium, and aluminum.

by Dave Arguin
Date: Oct 12 2021

3D Printing in Space Driven by Lead Screws from Helix Linear Technologies

Lead screws from Helix Linear Technologies are widely used in additive manufacturing applications (commonly known as 3D printing) what's not so common -- the location of one of those recent projects. Our precision lead screws are now driving results 250 miles above the Earth inside NASA's Refabricator project.