Does Your Lead Screw Need End Machining? by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 29 2019

Does Your Lead Screw Need End Machining?

Linear motion applications utilizing a ball screw or an acme screw require high tolerance screw end machining matched with precision bearing mounts. Helix Linear Technologies has designed a family of standard machined ends applicable to a variety of bearing arrangements.

Build Your Own Custom Lead Screw by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 22 2019

Build Your Own Custom Lead Screw

Build a custom lead screw in three clicks and download it in over 100 different file formats.

Ball Screws vs Lead Screws - Pros and Cons by Christopher Nook
Date: May 10 2019

Ball Screws vs Lead Screws - Pros and Cons

Lead screws and ball screws have been the most trusted and cost effective means of translating rotational energy to linear motion.

4 Things to Know About Buying a Lead Screw by Christopher Nook
Date: May 07 2019

4 Things to Know About Buying a Lead Screw

Lead screws are an excellent linear motion product that converts rotary motion to linear motion very economically and until recently offered only moderate accuracy and repeatability.

This Is Why You Should Invest In Plastic Screws by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 30 2017

This Is Why You Should Invest In Plastic Screws

One of the benefits of lead screw assemblies is how easily they can be customized. Engineers have the option of working with a variety of materials from stainless steel, alloy steel, aluminum, titanium, and bronze. The manufacturing methods range from rolled, ground, machined...and molded?

10 Reasons Why the Helix H10X™ Coating Is Better by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 18 2017

10 Reasons Why the Helix H10X™ Coating Is Better

Our Helix H10X™ coating is now available. We have debuted a new PTFE coating in order to ensure an even longer life of your lead screw. Below are the top 10 reasons why our H10X™ coating is an improvement:

Your Lead Screw Coating Matters — Here’s Why by Christopher Nook
Date: Apr 12 2017

Your Lead Screw Coating Matters — Here’s Why

Coatings are made up of resin, additives, and a liquefying agent that’s either “water-based” or “solvent-based”. Water-based coatings and solvent-based coatings have distinct purposes that depend on your needs. One coating may work better under mild weather conditions.

The Acme Lead Screw Backlash Survival Guide by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 18 2017

The Acme Lead Screw Backlash Survival Guide

So what's so important about perfecting your acme lead screw backlash design and why do you need a survival guide to help steer you in the right direction? Find out everything you need to know about backlash here.

Linear Actuators - When DIY Turns into Why by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 11 2016

Linear Actuators - When DIY Turns into Why

We have all been there – you saw a great idea and thought “I can do that”. Whether it was a repair on your car, a landscaping project in your backyard, or even a craft idea for your house, we have all had a DIY project go wrong.

A Custom Lead Screw Nut Might Be the Answer by Christopher Nook
Date: Apr 28 2015

A Custom Lead Screw Nut Might Be the Answer

There are a bevy of factors that dictate the performance of a lead screw, to include how it is mounted, as we covered in our last article. However, we believe that the most important factor is the pairing of the lead screw with the lead screw nut.