Traveller type "A" Free Trader Beowulf, mesh model by JayThurman (Cyberia23); This section is basically a rough outline of Rick Robinson's Interstellar Trade: A Primer.You'd probably be better off reading the full article but some people want executive summaries.
A common method of threading is cutting with taps and dies. Unlike drill bits, hand taps do not automatically remove the chips they create. A hand tap cannot cut its threads in a single rotation because it creates long chips which quickly jam the tap (an effect known as "crowding" ), possibly breaking it.
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