1. Horizontally Oriented Printed Parts using Brass Insert:
These parts are produced with the model-oriented so that the layer lines are perpendicular to the direction of the insert hole path through the part.
2. Vertically Oriented Printed Parts using Brass Insert:
This style uses the exact same design and model as the previous method, however, the part is oriented so that the layer lines are parallel with the path of the hole through the part.
3. Reverse Insert:
This design features an insert that is installed through the part to end up recessed under the outer surface. A gap, similar to an insert hole, runs through the entire part and the insert is driven through the part where the bolt will be used on the other side. This method is better suited for shallow parts.
4. Embedded Nut:
This design features a nut that is dropped into the part in the middle of the 3D printing process.
5. Slotted Nut:
This design features a slot in the back that the nut is dropped into.
6. Printed Thread:
The thread is modeled into the part’s geometry and printed as part of the piece itself.