I am new to 3D Printing and have discovered brass insert to make things that require screws that can be removed and reinserted.
I would like to use these for making waterproof boxes with removable lids to build projects that employ electronic outdoors as well as a power supply case with removable front panel.
I also seems that they would be a much neater solution for projects such as hobby vises to replace the “nut in a slot” where an M6 insert would be useful.
Threaded Inserts in 3D Prints - How strong are they? - YouTube is a video from CNC Kitchen that is a part of a series that investigates the strengths of various inserts and other way to screw parts together.
It focuses on M3 screws but other sizes are available.
At 3D Printing Canada, I can only find a package of 2 M3 inserts for about $1.00. (M3x10 Brass Knurled Insert Nut). This seems expensive and it you need 10, it is cheaper to buy 50 on-line.
On-line large packages of 50 or 100 pieces can be purchased for $4 or $5.
I am not sure that I can use that many in the intermediate term.
It would be nice to be able to buy a package of 20 M3s or M4s or M6s for $2 to $3.
- Does anyone have experience using brass inserts?
- Would you like to be able to purchase reasonable quantities locally.