Turning filament into
FDM, also known as FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication), can build just about any geometry you have in mind. That’s why you can find FDM parts as end-use components in airplanes, as production tools in an automotive factory, and as prototypes just about anywhere.
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.