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FDM, or Fused Deposition Modeling technology, is the most frequently used 3D printing process today. From the creation of complex geometries and parts with internal cavities to applications that need exact tolerances, strength, and stability in various conditions, FDM delivers. FDM 3D Printers use production-grade thermoplastics fit for cost-effective prototyping and applications production of quality parts for any industry.
FDM 3D Printers use production-grade thermoplastics fit for cost-effective prototyping and applications production of quality parts for any industry.
What is FDM technology?
In 1989, Scott Crump, the founder of Stratasys, invented and patented FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling). Over the last three decades, FDM has become the most popular 3D printing process and is often referred to as FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication).
FDM is an additive manufacturing (AM) process which builds the desired object from the bottom up, layer by layer, rather than the traditional subtractive process which requires cutting away at a block of material to create the desired object.
Compared to traditional manufacturing techniques, FDM technology is clean and simple to use, and is suitable for office environments using production grade materials which are mechanically and environmentally stable. These materials include thermoplastics, which are commonly used in conventional manufacturing processes such as injection molding.
What are the key advantages of FDM?
- Simple-to-use and office-friendly
- Reduce production expenses
- Manufacturing in shorter lead times (get to market faster.)
- Rapid turnaround – FDM Parts skip tooling, reducing lead times from weeks to days
- On-demand production of end-use parts
- Complex geometries and cavities that would otherwise be problematic become practical with FDM technology
- Large build capacity
- Large range and best-in-class materials – engineer-grade thermoplastics of the highest quality that are mechanically and environmentally stable
- Precision – Trusted for its repeatability, reliability, and engineer-grade precision.
- Strength – multiple high-performance options available for applications that require element resistances.
The World’s Best Brands use Stratasys FDM 3D Printing Technology
FDM Technology is transforming industries with scalable additive manufacturing solutions. From aerospace to healthcare, FDM helps companies optimise design, production, efficiencies, and speed.
TCL Hofmann is proud to partner with Stratasys to bring the best of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions to Australia and New Zealand.
FDM 3D Printers
Reliable. Repeatable. Exceptional.
Superior technology. Better outcomes.
FDM tecnology provides unmatched versatility and proven performance.
Flexible Options. Durable Results.
Turn CAD files into durable parts for advanced conceptual models, functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and production parts. Use different files and materials to produce a variety of products.
Superior Materials. Unrivaled Repeatability.
FDM technology works with engineering-grade thermoplastics to build strong, long-lasting and dimensionally stable parts with the best accuracy and repeatability of any 3D printing technology.
Bigger Parts. Improved Designs.
Deliver longer, uninterrupted build times, bigger parts and higher production run quantities than other additive manufacturing systems with advanced FDM 3D Printers boast the largest build envelopes and material capacities in their class.
Faster workflow. Efficient Processes.
Create an idea, and test it the same day. Streamline processes from design through manufacturing, reducing costs and eliminating traditional barriers along the way. Industries can cut lead times and costs, products turn out better, and get to market faster.
FDM 3D Printing Materials
More Materials. More Benefits.
Reduce production cost, increase ROI with over 25 options of material for a variety of solutions.
- Polylactic Acid (PLA)
- FDM Nylon 12CF (Carbon Fiber)
- FDM Nylon 6
- ULTEM™ 1010 resin
- Addigy® PA6/66-GF20 FR LS
- Polycarbonate (PC)
- VICTREX AM™ 200 PAEK
- FDM Nylon 12
- Diran 410MF07
- FDM Nylon-CF10
- Antero 800NA
- Polyphenylsulfone (PPSU)
- FDM HIPS
- Antero 840CN03
- FDM TPU 92A
- Kimya PC-FR
- ULTEM™ 9085 Resin
- Kimya PC-FR
Stronger. Faster. Better. The FDM technology with unmatched versatility and proven performance. FDM® (fused deposition modeling) 3D Printers offer unparalleled versatility to turn your CAD files into durable parts.Download