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Threaded Inserts for Plastics: Types, Comparison and Selection Tips

This article reviews threaded inserts for plastics, covering press-fit, heat-set, helical, and molded-in inserts. It highlights their applications, benefits, and suitable materials & production technologies as well as explains how to order parts with threaded inserts.

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3D Printing File Formats Compared: STL, AMF, 3MF and OBJ

MJF vs SLS: 3D Printing Technologies Compared

3D Printed Guitar Picks Experiment with Niko at Xometry

Will It Break? A Live Experiment With 3D Printed Guitar Picks

Surface Roughness In 3D Printing

Basic 3D Printing Articles

Latest 3D Printing Articles

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Flame test on an FDM ULTEM 9085 part

Flame Retardant Plastics & UL 94 Flammability Standards In Parts Manufacturing

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PA11 vs. PA12: What Are the Differences?

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Students using a 3D printer and a laptop, they are printing plastic prototypes

Unlocking Efficiency: The Power of Rapid Prototyping in Modern Manufacturing

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HP MJF 3D Printing Design Guidelines

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Choosing Right File Formats for Manufacturing

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Infographic: Design Rules for 3D Printing

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