FDM 3D Printing Services

About FDM Fused Deposition Modelling

“Functional high-strength components – without the need for tooling”

 

FDM Technology build parts layer-by-layer from the bottom up by heating and extruding thermoplastic filament. The 3D printer heats the thermoplastic to a semi-liquid state and deposits it in ultra-fine beads along the extrusion path. Where support or buffering is needed, the 3D printer deposits a removable material that acts as scaffolding.

Complex geometries and cavities that would otherwise be problematic become practical with FDM 3D printing technology, using the same tried and tested thermoplastics found in traditional manufacturing processes. For applications that demand tight tolerances, toughness and environmental stability – or specialized properties like electrostatic dissipation, translucence, biocompatibility, VO flammability or FST ratings – there’s an FDM thermoplastic that can deliver.

 

FDM materials offer specialised properties like toughness, electrostatic dissipation, translucence, biocompatibility, UV Resistance, VO flammability and FST ratings. This makes them perfect for demanding designers and engineers in aerospace, automotive, medical and other industries.

Materials available include ABS, Nylon, PC ABS, PPSF/PPSU, ULTEM1010, ABSi, ABS-M30i, ASA, Ultem9085.

FDM 3D Printed Machining Jig

Printed using fused deposition modelling (FDM) in a high temperature material (ULTEM)

Storm Trooper Food Mould

Printed using fused deposition modelling (FDM) in a high temperature material (ULTEM) this model was for reference prior to CNC of a vacuum forming tool. Due to the loose layering on an FDM model air can still be pulled...