Trisert(reg) coarse thread metal inserts meet the demand for holding power in thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics. A wider-spaced external thread reduces installation torque and provides a stronger hold. Three external flutes give full cutting action, while retaining chips, keeping thread area clean. The inserts are available in brass only. Applications include automotive ones.
Yardley Products Corp., 10 W. College Ave., Yardley, PA 19068, FAX (215) 493-6796.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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