Fused Deposition Modeling
FDM Delivers Functional End-use Parts Built with Production-Grade Thermoplastic Materials in Days not Weeks!
Fused deposition Modeling (FDM) is an additive manufacturing process commonly used for 3D modeling, prototyping and production of end-use parts. The technology, developed and commercialized by Stratasys, extrudes thermoplastic filament from coil through a heated nozzle. The melted material is deposited onto a build platform in layers along a path directly controlled by a computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software package.
FDM offers numerous advantages to rapid prototyping and manufacturing industries. It is widely recognized in the manufacturing engineering community for time and cost-savings, and it’s also known for offering repeatability – ensuring that your first part looks and functions exactly like your last.
- Inexpensive concept models
- Large Format 3D Printing
- Jigs and fixtures
- Sand Casting Master Patterns
- Soluble Cores – Composites
- Low-Volume Production Parts
- Thermoforming patterns
Fusion PM’s experienced product development team has worked on numerous projects for the aerospace, architecture, automotive, consumer products, electronics, medical devices and more!
Whether you need a single prototype or are ready to launch a 100 unit direct digital manufacturing production run, we can help.
We have a wide range of materials for this technology, learn more here.