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Comparing Threaded Rod and Lead Screws

March 1, 2017
Comparing Threaded Rod and Lead Screws

In this Tech Tip we compare two very similar looking products - Threaded Rod and Lead Screws.  Although they are very similar in apperance, they have different functionalities/uses.  

Threaded Rods are often used in a structural kind of application or to transfer motion from one part to the next.
Lead Screws are designed ultimately to create linear motion.