There are various shapes of screw taps due to the purpose of use. The JIS specification stipulates that there are hand twisted taps, nut taps, tube taps and so on.
A report published by Global Industry Analysis in early 2009 predicted that the global market demand for cubic boron nitride (CBN) abrasives would reach $194 million by 2012, which is an average of $194 million over the period 2008-2012. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) reached 3.6%. Among them, the demand for CBN abrasives in the Asia-Pacific region grew the fastest, with a CAGR of 5.2% during this period. Japan is the main regional market for CBN abrasives, and the market demand in 2008 is expected to be $42.2 million.