Salvo designs and manufactures many different types of knurls such as: straight, helical, tapered, diamond and square. They can be rolled by many different methods including Bump Rolling (very simple), Straddle rolling (very accurate), and End rolling (accurate). We design tooling as well as make dies for your present tooling (ours or theirs).
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Knurls are fairly simple to roll, but in order to get a good clean knurl without flaking or slivering and good die life, it is necessary to know specific details about them. Regardless of the exact number of teeth produced, it must be possible to divide the circumference of the blank evenly by the decimal pitch. For example, a one inch diameter 30 T.P.I. (T.P.I = teeth per inch) knurl would be calculated as follows:
Decimal pitch is equal to 1” divided by the T.P.I. hence; 30 T.P.I. divided into 1” equals .0333. The circumference of a one inch diameter is 3.1416.
3.1416 divided by .0333 equals 94.2 teeth. Since the pitch must divide evenly into the circumference of the blank and it obviously does not, the blank must be increased to 95 teeth or decrease to 94 teeth. Multiply the number of teeth desired by the decimal pitch .0333 and it will equal the circumference of the blank, dividing this by Pi (3.1416) equals the corrected blank diameter.