Frequently Asked Questions

What are the material options for Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)?

FDM3D 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 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.

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