Turning filament into
industrial-strength parts

FDM 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.

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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

Technical Specifications

Standard lead time

Minimum of 4 working days (or 48 hours for models using the Fast Lane service), depending on part size, number of components and finishing degrees

Standard accuracy

±0.15% (with a lower limit on ± 0.2 mm)

Layer thickness

0.18 – 0.25 mm (varies depending on the chosen material)

Minimum wall thickness

1 mm

Maximum build dimensions

Dimensions are unlimited as components may be composed of several sub-parts. The maximum build envelope is 914 x 610 x 914 mm

Surface structure

Unfinished parts typically have a rough surface but all kinds of fine finishes are possible. FDM parts can be smoothed, painted and coated

Materials

ABS

ABS

  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
  • High durability and fine feature detail
  • Lead time: 5 working days (48 hours for Fast Lane orders)
  • Maximum part dimensions: 914 x 610 x 914 mm
ABS-ESD7

ABS-ESD7

  • Durable and electrostatic-dissipative material
  • Suitable for applications where static charge could impair performance
  • Lead time: 5 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 914 x 610 x 914 mm
Polycarbonate

PC

  • Polycarbonate
  • Excellent impact strength and temperature resistance
  • Lead time: 5 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 914 x 610 x 914 mm
PC-ABS

PC-ABS

  • Blend of polycarbonate and ABS plastic
  • High impact strength and thermal resistance
  • Lead time: 5 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 914 x 610 x 914 mm
Ultem 9085

Ultem 9085

  • Strong, lightweight and flame-retardant (UL94-V0 rated)
  • Superior mechanical performance and strength-to-weight ratio
  • Lead time: 5 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 914 x 610 x 914 mm
ABSi

ABSi

  • Biocompatible
  • Translucent
  • Lead time: 5 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 914 x 610 x 914 mm
ABS-M30

ABS-M30

  • 25-75% stronger than the standard ABS material
  • Smoother parts with finer feature details
  • Lead time: 5 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 914 x 610 x 914 mm
ABS-M30i

ABS-M30i

  • High strength, durable & fine feature detail
  • Biocompatible in its raw state (complies with ISO 10993)
  • Lead time: 5 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 914 x 610 x 914 mm

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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