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Fused Deposition Modeling 2018-11-27T11:52:37+00:00

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

In the rapid prototyping process Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), wire-shaped plastic material, so-called filament, is melted in a heatable nozzle and applied layer by layer. In the case of overhangs, a supporting structure is also printed, which is subsequently dissolved residue-free in an acid bath. One nozzle head supplies the model material, while the other nozzle head builds up the support material and framework. The filament is fed from the material spools to the print head, which moves along the X-Y axes and completes each layer before the base plate moves along the Z axis and the next layer begins.

The main advantage of the 3D printing technology FDM is to produce components that are prone to distortion (+/- 0.15mm) in detail.

Materials

ABS M30 gives you the option to manufacture components from ABS in production quality. Therefore, this material is particularly well suited for concept models and components with a medium-heavy requirement profile.

Applications:

  • Functional prototypes
  • Assembly jigs
  • Production tools

PC (polycarbonate) can be used to produce functional prototypes, tools and end components from a durable material.

Properties:

  • High tensile strength
  • High bending strength

Applications:

  • Functional prototypes with high requirements
  • Assembly jigs
  • Tools

Ultem is a proven thermoplastic high performance plastic that is particularly suitable for demanding function prototypes.

Applications:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • End components