Why choose FDM?
The great advantage of FDM is the durable materials it uses, the stability of their mechanical properties over time, and the quality of the parts. The production-grade thermoplastic materials used in FDM are suitable for detailed functional prototypes, durable manufacturing tools and low-volume manufacturing parts.
Ideal applications for FDM
- Low-volume production of complex end-use parts
- Prototypes for form, fit and function testing
- Prototypes directly constructed in production materials
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How Does FDM Work?
FDM is a filament-based technology where a temperature-controlled head extrudes a thermoplastic material layer by layer onto a build platform. A support structure is created where needed and built in a water-soluble material.
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