FDM technology works with 3D printers specifically designed to build strong, durable, and dimensionally stable parts from production-grade thermoplastics. Invented by Stratasys founder Scott Crump a couple of decades ago, this technology is known for its excellent strength to weight ratio while providing the best accuracy and uniformity.
It is a clean, easy to use, and can be used in office environment.
Production-grade thermoplastics are mechanically stable.
Complex geometries and cavities can be manufactured using FDM technology.
The process begins by slicing 3D CAD data into layers.
The data is then transferred to a machine which constructs the part layer-by-layer upon a build platform.
The thermoplastics, made up of reels of thread are used to create each cross-section of the part.
Uncoiled material is slowly extruded through heated nozzles.
The extrusion nozzles precisely lay down material upon the preceding layers.
The finished part is removed from the build platform and cleaned of its support material.
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