Durable 3D Printed Thermoplastics
Largest build volume we offer
Extremely durable, heat-resistant materials
Ideal for demanding applications
Layer height as low as 0.005”
Get your FDM parts in as little as 3 Days!
FDM at a Glance
|Build Size||Layer Height||Tolerance|
|16"x14"x16"||0.005″ – 0.013″||±0.005″|
Parts are printed using standard thermoplastics, such as ABS and polycarbonate, allowing you to use the same material for your prototype as the final part.
Materials are some of the most durable available in additive manufacturing, making FDM ideal for function testing and end-use applications.
FDM materials, particularly Ultem and PPSF, are heat resistant, making them ideal for 3D printed tooling and fixtures.
FDM is great for end-use parts as well as testing the functionality of designs that will eventually be injection molded.
Jigs & Fixtures
FDM is great for low-volume production of end-use parts, such as manufacturing aids and units for field testing.
Thanks to its high-heat resistance, we regularly use FDM to create molds for low-volume thermoforming.
General-purpose ABS material suitable for function testing and end-use parts.
Electrostatic-dissipative material for use when static charge may impair performance.
High strength, heat-resistant thermoplastic widely used in the manufacturing industry.
Widely used material more durable than most ABS plastics.
Heat and chemical-resistant material ideal for automotive and aerospace applications.
Durable, heat-resistant material suited to the most demanding applications.
Fatigue-resistant material ideal for snap fit and press fit applications.
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How FDM Works
FDM 3D printers use a spool of plastic filament which is fed into the print head. The print head melts and extrudes the filament as it traces the toolpath for each layer.
1. Material begins as a spool of filament similar to weedeater line
2. A series of motors feeds the filament into the print head
3. Material is melted at the print head and extruded
4. Melted material is extruded as additional filament is fed behind it
FDM Design Guide
There are a number of factors to bear in mind when designing parts to be 3D printed with FDM. Fortunately, we’ve written an in-depth design guide to help.