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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

Compression Molding Design Tips

Vacuum cast parts

Design Tips for Vacuum Casting

HP MJF 3D Printing Design Guidelines

Basic Design Articles

Latest Design Articles

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Infographic: Design Rules for 3D Printing

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FDM PLA parts

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D Printing Design Tips

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SLS Nylon PA12 as-printed sample part

Design Tips for Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D Printing

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Design Tips for Direct Metal Laser Sintering 3D Printing

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Design Tips for Carbon DLS™ 3D Printing

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Polyjet printed part

Polyjet 3D Printing Design Tips

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