FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling)

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.

Let’s have a look at the benefits of using the FDM technology:

  • 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.

How It Works

  • 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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