balax, inc., located near milwaukee, wisconsin, manufactures thread forming taps, thread cutting taps, thread gages, and roughing end mills. balax, inc. has long been recognized as a pioneer and world leader in the manufacture of thread forming taps, and with the addition of our high performance cutting taps and ground thread gages, balax now has the capability to help you with any tapping or internal threading application you may have. additionally, our roughing end mills feature a precise, production-proven cutting edge geometry for high metal removal and fast feed rates.