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Additive Thread Options

There are several ways to add threads to 3D printed parts. At Wilson Tool International, we use three primary methods: printed threads, tapped threads and heat sink inserts.

Printed Threads

Available on resin-based parts, printed threads are created during the printing of the part at no extra charge. Our system allows us to print a good thread down to an M4x0.7 without any post-processing modifications. This thread style is suitable for low to medium load applications on parts that will not be subject to continual assembly and disaaembly.

Tapped Threads

Available on FDM based parts, tapped threads are created using a seconday application after the part is printed. This thread style works well for parts that will not be taken apart and put together repeatedly.

Heat Sink Inserts

Threaded inserts made from metal can be added to polymer printed parts after printing is complete using a heat sinking process. Ideal for when additional strength is needed or the part with a threaded hole will have a higher cycle life.

Additively Manufactured Solutions

Solv3D® is Wilson Tool’s additively manufactured solutions for fabricators and manufactures. 3D printed support parts can replace end-use parts that have traditionally been manufactured out of steel or plastic. Each solution is designed by an engineer who determines the best design, style of printing and material to ensure the quality of the tool meets customers’ expectations.
 
Solv3D solutions are ideal for prototypes, jigs or fixtures, or mold created parts. Our 3D process provides the ability to make complex parts with the flexibility to facilitate modifications quickly. The world is your oyster — we’ll use 3D processes to facilitate your imagination.
 
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