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.
Many OEM's are turning to 3D printing for production parts largely because 3D printing is faster and more efficient traditional methods, while still producing parts at a lower cost. Read More
Jigs & Fixtures
Building jigs and fixtures with additive manufacturing is faster and less expensive, making it possible to deploy them in many new applications, resulting in substantial improvements in manufacturing cost, lead-time and quality. Read More
Sacrificial tooling is a process that allows designers and engineers to create hollow, seamless, and complex composite structures with smooth internal surfaces and simplified tool removal. Read More
When you purchase a Stratasys FDM 3D printer, your material options may seem endless, but it's important to make sure you're using the best Stratasys materials for your FDM applications. Read More
Whether you are considering the purchase of a Stratasys FDM 3D printer, or already have one, it's important to us that it be used to it's fullest potential. Read More
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Cooper Standard Case Study - Stratasys 3D printers & Fisher Unitech support help reduce cost of fixtures 30-40%. Ready Case Study
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Fly High with Rapid Prototyping - Toy State drones soar with Stratasys 3D printers. Read Case Study
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