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The ribbed inserts are pieces of various materials, mainly plastic, which are placed at the end of an object to protect it. Originally, the ferrule was a helmet made of iron or blade that was used in the medieval period to thicken shields and make them more robust. Its primary function was to tone the ends and prevent the width of this antelope from succumbing to a fight. Currently, there are ribbed inserts of various types of ribbed inserts, depending on their material and purpose. However, in this article we will focus on talking about the exterior ribbed inserts.

What are the exterior ribbed inserts?

The exterior ribbed inserts are pieces of great versatility. Their inclusion is essential in certain groups of metal structures, and their participation in the assembly of certain metal frames allows them to maximize their effectiveness. This is the main reason why manufacturers and experts in assembling metal structures are aware of the need for these elements.

Considering what was explained in the previous point, it is time to answer the main question: What is the purpose of including exterior ribbed inserts in certain structures, and specifically, metallic ones? Next, we explain its different uses.

Uses of exterior ribbed inserts

Termination to avoid accidents

It is not difficult to imagine that when the metal structure is installed, it is very likely that some dangerous spots will remain on it. For example, this is the case when the metal has chipped or rough finishes after cutting. Or the location of the junction point between one and the other substructure. In these cases, the ribbed inserts serve as an element designed to cover these areas, thus eliminating the possibility of scratches, cuts, etc.

Grip and support points

As part of the metal frame, the plastic exterior ribbed insert also serves as a grip or support. The plastic material is resistant and prevents possible slipping very effectively. Furthermore, in the case of FORTAPS, especially the specific use of high- and low-density polyethylene, thermoplastic rubber, or ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), a very high resistance is guaranteed. Therefore, it is ensured that it fully responds to structural conditions, thermal changes, etc. They are also very durable like the environment they face during their life.

In another sense, these components, also due to their manufacturing materials, have great advantages, because they have a high resistance to the exercise of force. This makes the ribbed inserts a strong and solid support.


FORTAPS: experts in the manufacture of tips

At FORTAPS we focus very well on the preparation of each project and commercialization of exterior ribbed inserts. We have more than 20 years of experience using the latest technologies in computerized machining to offer the highest quality parts.

In our catalogue, you can find different models of plastic exterior ribbed inserts. All of them are guaranteed production under strict quality controls. We pay the utmost attention to processes and materials to ensure your satisfaction. In addition, we offer alternatives that are adapted to the specific needs of each client.

In this sense, our ribbed inserts, whether made of plastic or any other material, have various installation mechanisms. However, all of them are extremely easy to place, without the need for special experience or skills. In addition, at FORTAPS we offer the possibility of creating customizable exterior ribbed inserts. You just must send us your design, or engraved with the relief, even with the logo or corporate identity that you require, and we will adapt it.

Advice is our experience, so we are ready to answer all your questions. Contact us!

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