FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) is a layer additive manufacturing (or 3D Printing) process that uses production-grade thermoplastic materials to produce both prototype and end-use parts. Solid Concepts offers a number of thermoplastic FDM materials that can be used for direct digital manufacturing including ABS, PC-ISO polycarbonate and Ultem-9085 for high-temperature applications.
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Since FDM parts are constructed with production-grade thermoplastics, they are functional and durable. In fact, Ultem-9085 is flame, smoke and toxicity certified to UL-94V0 and FAA 25.853 standards and posesses an excellent strength-to-weight ratio.
Our FDM service creates strong parts and prototypes and is known to accurately produce feature detail.
- Concept models — Test form and fit, communicate design intent
- Functional prototypes — Tough prototypes that can be used for functional tests
- End-use parts — Low volume production without tooling expense and lead times
- Manufacturing tools — Quickly manufacture jigs, fixtures, tooling masters and production tooling without machining