How to Insert Metal During an FDM 3D Print Job

7 0 Beginner
If not done right, metal that is inserted in FDM parts can look sloppy and unprofessional. With a few easy steps, a metal part can be inserted seamlessly and damage-free.

Inserting Hardware Post-Build

0 0 Intermediate
Various types of hardware are commonly used in plastic parts to withstand the torque and load applied when joining parts to create assemblies. Like machined or molded plastics parts, components made with FDM technology can also have hardware inserted into them. Inserts may be added during an FDM build or in a secondary, post-build operation. This Best Practice covers secondary insertion of hardware with common methods such as adhesive bonding, pressing, and heat setting.