Fused Deposition Modeling or FDM

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Great for proving designs, fit and function testing, small production runs, jigs, and fixtures.

Fused Deposition Modeling is a solid-based rapid prototyping method that extrudes material layer-by-layer to build a model.

Fused Deposition Modeling

The system consists of a build platform, extrusion nozzle, and control system. This is a fast and cost effective process great for proving designs, fit and function testing, small production runs, jigs, and fixtures.

  • Large material selection - including production-quality ABS and food-grade ABS
  • Short lead times, standard lead time - 3 to 5 days.
  • High strength
  • Extremely durable
  • Concept models
  • Engineering models
  • Functional testing
  • Consumer products
  • High-heat applications
  • Initial prototypes


Applications

  • Concept
  • Engineering models
  • Functional testing
  • Consumer products
  • High-heat applications
  • Initial prototypes

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