Frequently Asked Questions
What are the material options for Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)?
3D Printing, or Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) has hit the headlines time and time again emphasising how easy it is to do. Upload a design, press a button and away you go!
As with most things, there is slightly more to it than may be suggested. Stratasys have released a short video to help address the need for people to make material choices, and explains the effects each material can have on their product.
3D Print.com recently featured the video, which shows good examples of FDM materials and a range of parts. Materials featured range from ABS-M30, a general purpose plastic, to Ultem 9085 and Ultem 1010, high end, high performance plastics.
View the video here. (Not sure if we totally agree with the CNC comparison in the video though...!)
For more information and a comparison between FDM and Polyjet see our article here.
Read more expert articles in our FAQ section where we discuss topics on materials, methods and products.
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