Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)

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Experience industrial superiority with Fused Deposition Modeling, the only additive manufacturing technology that works with production-grade thermoplastics under a patented self-calibrated heated chamber.

The chamber ensures consistent bonding of layers, as every layer is heated at a specific temperature. With the high accuracy and limited warping of the parts produced using FDM technology, multiple parts can be put together to produce extremely large parts and overcome the maximum build size limitation.

As FDM technology uses the same thermoplastic materials found in traditional manufacturing processes, there’s always an FDM thermoplastic that suits your requirements.

THE TECHNOLOGY

FDM technology works by first heating the thermoplastic to a semi-liquid state. The ultra-fine threads in the semi-liquid state are then deposited along the extrusion path layer by layer. A removable material is deposited by the printer if support is required. The support can be removed during post-processing either by detergent or water.

THE RESULT

FDM technology allows users to build products of unrivaled resistance and strength in chemical, mechanical and thermal properties, which are unlikely to be distorted in ambient conditions with time. The technology is also ideal for the creation of components which require complicated geometries and performance durability. Design ideas are thus freed from the constraints of traditional manufacturing methods, which have often compromised extreme precision.

ENHANCED ERGONOMICS. FASTER PRODUCTION.

Learn why FDM 3D printed assembly fixtures hold several distinct advantages over traditional manufacturing.

FDM Thermoplastic Materials

ABS-ESD7, ABSi, ABS-M30, ABSplus, ABS-M30i, Antero 800NA, Antero 840CN03, ASA, Diran 410MF07, Nylon 6, Nylon 12, Nylon 12CF, PC, PC-ABS, PC-ISO, PLA, PPSF, ST-130, TPU 92A, ULTEM 1010, ULTEM 9085, and more.

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Industrial FDM 3D Printer

Industrial FDM 3D printers from Stratasys can cater to any of your design and engineering needs for any environment.

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MakerBot Materials

MakerBot ABS, MakerBot ASA, MakerBot NYLON, MakerBot PETG, MakerBot TOUGH, MakerBot PLA, MakerBot PVA, and more.

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Performance FDM 3D Printer

Method from MakerBot was developed to bring industrial technologies into an accessible platform, breaking the price-performance barrier and redefining rapid prototyping.

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