Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

FDM uses the same tried and tested thermoplastics found in traditional manufacturing processes. Inside the 3D printer, plastic filament travels through a tube to the print head, where it’s heated to a semi-liquid state and extruded in thin, accurate layers that print a cross-section of the object. The bed is lowered for each new layer and this process is repeated until the object is fully built. This technology is good for producing jigs, fixtures, factory tooling and production parts, as well as functional prototypes to withstand stringent testing.

We have two FDM systems in-house: The Fortus 450mc and the Dimension Elite.

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Stratasys Fortus 450mc

Choose this Printer for:
  • Faster print speeds and higher throughput
  • Increased accuracy and repeatability for multiple prints
  • Four layer thickness options: 0.005”, 0.007”, 0. 010”, 0 .13”
  • Maximum Part Size: 406 x 355 x 406 mm (16 x 14 x 16 in.)
  • Material Selection:
    • Ultem 1010: Flame-retardant, high-performance thermoplastic that offers good chemical resistance, high heat resistance and tensile strength
    • ASA: General purpose, production-grade thermoplastic that is UV-stable. Suited for end-use parts in outdoor commercial and infrastructure applications
    • PC (Polycarbonate): Industrial, strong thermoplastic suited for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, and end-use parts
  • Color Selection:
    • Ultem 1010: Natural
    • ASA: Black, White, Green, Yellow, Orange, Ivory, Red, Dark Blue, Dark Gray, Light Gray
    • PC: White

Stratasys Dimension Elite

Choose this printer for:
  • Fast print speeds and accuracy
  • Cost effective solution for smaller parts
  • Two Layer Thickness Options: .007” and .010”
  • Maximum Part Size: 203 x 203 x 305 mm (8 x 8 x 12 in.)
  • Material Selection:
    • ABSplus: General purpose, durable, production-grade thermoplastic
  • Color Selection:
    • ABSplus: Ivory, White, Black, Dark gray, red, blue, olive green, nectarine, fluorescent yellow