Robust Capabilities with FDM
What is FDM?
FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) offers 3D printing’s unparalleled design freedom and fast lead times coupled with strong thermoplastics. It utilizes strong, engineering-grade materials like ABS, Polycarbonate and ULTEM™ 9085.
FDM can create production parts and functional prototypes with outstanding thermal and chemical resistance and excellent strength-to-weight ratios.
What is FDM Best Used For?
FDM technology allows you to use engineering-grade thermoplastics that are ready for harsh environments, tough testing, and demanding applications.
Use the same strong, stable plastics you’re familiar with to build geometries only attainable with 3D printing.
Engineer-Grade Thermoplastics with FDM
A wide-range of industry-specific thermoplastics will help you achieve specific characteristics.
Projects in the industrial, heavy machinery and transportation industries utilize PC-ABS for its superior strength, and aerospace engineers favor ULTEM™ 9085 and 1010 for their FST ratings and FAA 25.853 compliance. Some materials feature biocompatibility and MRI transparency for medical applications.
Fused Deposition Modeling Applications
FDM has proven to build durable production parts for low-volume and short-run production applications.