Fused Deposition Modeling

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is an additive manufacturing technology that builds segments or parts layer-by-layer via heating and extruding thermoplastic filament. This is well suited for building components that have complex designs and demand durability. FDM creates components with exceptional thermal and chemical resistance with superior strength-to-weight rations because it is the only 3D printing process that utilizes materials such as ABS, PC-ISO polycarbonate, and ULTEM 9085. Our rapid lead times and array of finishing options makes FDM a great option for anything from concept models to production parts.

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FDM 450CF & 900F Machines


3D printers that run on FDM Technology create parts layer-by-layer from the bottom up through heating and extruding thermoplastic filament. Pre-processing cuts and places a 3D CAD file and calculates a path to extrude thermoplastic and any necessary support material. The 3D printer then heats the thermoplastic to a semi-liquid state and deposits it in ultra-fine droplets along the extrusion path. Where support or buffering is needed, the 3D printer deposits a removable material that acts as scaffolding.

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