On this edition of 30 on 3D our Senior R&D Cameron Williams explains how to add high quality threads to FDM thermoplastic parts with heat set threaded inserts.
To start off, you’ll need a few tools:
- Soldering Iron
- Specialized Tip For The Inserts
Step One: Place the inserts into the specially designed holes. For the threads to successfully work, they need to fit perfectly within your FDM part.
Step Two: Use your preheated soldering iron to heat set the inserts into your plastic part.
Step Three: Use your compatible hardware with your new inserts.