Fused Deposition Modeling
Durability That Lasts
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) utilizes a filament that’s heated in a nozzle and then extruded layer by layer until the part is fully built. FDM allows for printing with engineered plastics, producing very strong parts. This process is very slow though and can have medium to low surface finish. If needed, surfaces can be modified, post processed, and allow for minimum machining capabilities.
FDM is ideal for low volume end-use parts and prototypes.
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Process
Energy is applied, material is extruded through heated nozzle.
One layer/cross-section is applied to the build platform.
Platform is lowered and next layer of material is fused to the previous layer. Process is repeated.
Completed part is then ready to remove from build plate.
Max Size Capabilities
FDM utilizes dual heads. One for support and the other for the plastic. Due to the nature of how supports are printed, orientation of your part is critical. When designing for FDM if you have any questions please provide them along with your quote.
|X (length)||36"(914mm) stratasys 13" (330mm) markforged|
|Y (width)||24"(610mm) stratasys 10.63"(270mm) markforged|
|Z (depth)||36" (914mm) stratasys 7.87"(200mm) markforged|
|Layer Thickness||175µm-330µm stratasys 50µm markforged|
Many companies have developed filaments over the past few years, however only Stratasys and Markforged materials stand above the rest.
- ONYX with fibers
- Carbon Fiber
Utilizing printers and filaments with proven success, 3D parts unlimited will deliver high tolerance parts. If you have critical dimensions please specify.
- +/- .005 in.
- Z part accuracy includes an additional tolerance of -0.000/+ slice height
3D Printing Advantages
- Utilizes a fiber strand in between layers
- Robust machine floor filaments
- Smaller printer size
Stratasys Fortus 900MC
- Wide variety of colored filaments
- Accurate durable prints
- Larger build plate
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