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VLMP Hardware Kit

VLMP Hardware Kit

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The VLMP Heat Set Insert Press is a precision tool for mounting soldering irons to securely press brass heat set inserts into 3D printed parts with accuracy and consistency.

  1. Customisable grip to fit any soldering iron
  2. Easily adjustable counterbalance
  3. V-slot wheels and extrusion for smooth linear motion
  4. Built-in handle
  5. Designed for easy assembly
  6. Adjustable stop for repeatable insert precision
  7. 3D printed parts you can print at home

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Soldering Iron Compatibility

Since the grip can be any size any off the shelf soldering iron should work fine. Share your grip sizes in the discord or google form so that we can get as many soldering irons validated as possible.


The assembly of the VLMP Heat Set Insert Press is really straightforward I've made a full step-by-step manual which is available in the downloads section.

You'll need a few tools:

  • 2mm Hex/Allen Key
  • 3mm Hex/Allen Key
  • 8mm Spanner/Socket (for M5 Nuts)
  • 10mm thin spanner (for V-slot Wheel Adjustment)

Get Support for VLMP Heat Set Insert Press

The best place to get support is the Vector 3D Discord, post in the #vlmp channel and you'll find help from me or other builders.


This purchase permits use the provided physical product for any purpose. The license for the digital files does not permit selling, distribution or any commercial use, they are personal use only.

Open Source

I feel I've completely redesigned this tool since I first worked on it so I do not consider this a derivative, adaptation or modification of any previous design. Nevertheless here are the links for the old design that inspired my previous creation which led to this current design.

*soldering iron grips can come in any size so it will fit provided you use the right size, and don't have some crazy 6ft soldering iron.


VLMP Guide

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