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NAS & MS Inserts from KATO

Need Wire Thread Inserts That Meet Military & Aerospace Standards?

Look no further than KATO!

KATO offers a large variety of wire thread inserts that meet Military Standard (MS) and National Aerospace Standard (NAS) specifications. Often referred to as heli-coil (helicoil) or helical inserts, wire thread inserts are formed from coiled wire and provide a cost effective solution for increasing thread strength or repairing damaged threads. KATO manufacturers both tanged and tangless inserts available in free-running (non-locking) and locking configurations.

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Manufacturer Profile: Acme Industrial

Founded in 1914, Acme Industrial began as a manufacturer of shaft seals, bushings, and pins.  In the following decades Acme’s manufacturing capabilities continued to expand and in 1988 Acme began manufacturing keylocking inserts.  Today, Acme is one of the leading manufactures of threaded inserts and keylocking inserts in the world. Acme produces a wide range of inserts that provide economical equivalents to manufacturers like Keensert (Alcoa) and Helicoil. In addition, many of Acme Industrial’s keylocking inserts are manufactured to military (Mil, MS) and aerospace (NAS, AS, AN) standards.

Top Selling Acme Industrial to Mil-Spec Equivalents

Acme inserts are machined from solid steel bars providing superior strength compared to coil inserts. Keylocking inserts also help reduce Foreign Object Debris (FOD) by not utilizing tangs for installation.


bisco: Your Authorized Source for Acme Inserts

bisco industries is proud to be an authorized Acme Industrial distributor.  We offer hundreds of Acme inserts in stock with cross equivalent information to mil-spec, Keensert, and Helicoil inserts. To find pricing, availability, and specification information on the entire catalog of Acme inserts visit bisco’s Acme Industrial microsite.

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