Brass Heat-Set Inserts for Plastic - M3 x 3mm - 50 pack

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SKU: ADA4256 Brand: Adafruit
Wanna improve the connection strength between your project's 3D-printed parts, and also have nice clean surfaces? Instead of gluing bits together, or screwing plastic...
$13.05 AUD, inc GST
$11.86 AUD, exc GST

In stock, ships same business day if ordered before 2PM
Delivered by Fri, 19th of Apr

Quantity Discounts:

  • 10-25 $11.39 (exc GST)
  • 25+ $11.04 (exc GST)
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3 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

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  • FREE Pickup (Newcastle only - must order online*)

Shipping costs may increase for heavy products or large orders.

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page.

*Conditions apply, see shipping tab below.

Wanna improve the connection strength between your project's 3D-printed parts, and also have nice clean surfaces? Instead of gluing bits together, or screwing plastic screws directly into your 3D prints, use strong and reusable machine screws and heat-set inserts. Heat set inserts are only a few cents a piece and have a grooved outside, with theads on the inside. Originally they were designed for injection molded parts but they work fabulously for 3D printed plastic as well.

You could use a plain soldering iron to try to heat-press these in - Heat up the iron and use it to press the insert in, wait for it to cool, then use like a hex nut that's embedded inside the plastic. Adafruit strongly recommend Adafruit's heat-set insert tool for soldering irons because it's really hard to insert them straight otherwise and you risk damaging your print!

Check out this video from Noe & Pedro that shows you how to do it

Comes as a 50 pack of M3-threaded inserts that are 3mm long with a 4.5mm outer diameter.

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