Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

How It Works

Plastic filament is melted, extruded, and deposited one layer at a time by a stylus.

Why FDM?

  • Production Grade Thermoplastics
  • Used for Performance Testing and Design Assessment
  • Single Prototypes or Production Batches
  • Manufacturing Jigs, Fixtures and Molds
  • High Heat
  • In-flight Applications with Ultem Material
  • Chemical and Dirt Resistant
  • Design Verification: Form, Fit and Function

Key Attributes

  • Accuracy: ± 0.0035”/Inch or ± 0.0015”/Inch, Whichever is Greater
  • Layer Thickness 0.005” Typical
  • Build Envelope: 36.0” x 24.0” x 36.0”(h)
  • Larger Parts Are Built in Sections and Bonded Together
  • Surface Finishes: Layered, Can be Prepared for Painting
  • Build Style:
    • Solid
    • Sparse
  • Materials:
    • ABS
    • PC
    • PC-ABS
    • Ultem
    • PLA


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