I cut a lot of buttress threads before I retired.
My first encounter with the design was when I was repairing hydraulic cylinders for Bobcats. Since the tubing is thin walled, using a buttress thread helped to not exert force outward, thereby expanding the thread fit. Also, it was said that the thread stood up better to the constant hammering from the full extension of the cylinder.
The thread actually has a 45° flank, and a 7° flank that took the load.
Our company purchased insert tooling to make it more efficient time-wise.
The thing I had to get in my head was to use opposite ground tool bits for internal and external threads.
The next odd thing is that like all machinists, I would take small cuts and "sneak up" on a very nice fit. With buttress threads, when you test fit, and it wont go, you take .003" more, and it feels too loose. But it isn't too loose, that is the nature of it.
Larry in WV
--- In email@example.com, Jerry Durand <jdurand@...> wrote:
> Looking through an old book I have on machinery it shows several
> different threads. One is trapezoidal, instead of say 60 degrees on
> both faces, one is 90 degrees and the other is 45 degrees. Any idea
> what this would be for?
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