Benefits of FDM
- Cost Effective
- Reduced Leadtimes
- Large Build Envelopes
Best suited for
- Concept Modelling
- Functional Prototypes
- Manufacturing Tools
- End-Use Parts
Materials for MJF
- MJF PA12
- ABS M-30
Using Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) we can produce great form factor prototypes, checking jigs and fixtures.
The nature of FDM leads to very cost-effective parts and allows us to control the densities of the infill of parts. Geometry dependent, parts can be built 100% solid, semi-solid or completely hollow shells.
The Fused Deposition Modelling process:
FDM technology works with engineering grade thermoplastics which are heated and extruded through a nozzle along a precise toolpath creating the shape of each layer. This process is repeated layer by layer until complete and results in strong, long-lasting and dimensionally stable parts with great accuracy and repeatability.
Parts are tough enough to be used as advanced conceptual models, functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and production parts without the cost or lead time of traditional tooling.
Using FDM with ULTEM 9085 resin is widely used in aerospace, and defence sectors due to its high strength to weight ratio and FST (flame, smoke, toxicity) rating and meets the stringent test criteria and material traceability required by the aerospace industry.