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Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Thermoplastics are used in this procedure and are heated past their glass transition temperature.  This material is then deposited layer-by-layer by an extrusion head, which follows a tool-path defined by CAM software, and is built from the bottom up. Using extrusion technology by depositing a thin bead of material to produce part layers, FDM prototypes result in very durable parts.

FDM is often used when form and function may be more important because the strength of these parts is comparable to injection molded parts. The end prototype accurately produces featured details of the design. FDM uses thermoplastics, which are known for their heat resistance properties. Thus, FDM prototypes are often used in aviation applications. FDM has become an ideal process for direct manufacture of assembly jigs and fixtures.

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

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chesspieces

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blocks

iphone

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boat

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rings

shoes

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WB Engineering uses a variety of additive manufacturing (3D printing) techniques for our rapid prototyping services. In just a few hours, we can transform your conceptual designs into physical, working prototypes. Our variety of 3D printing options allow for rapid turnaround times on your parts and a wide selection of materials to meet your prototyping needs.

Most often, thermoplastics are used in this procedure and are heated past their glass transition temperature.  This material is then deposited layer-by-layer by an extrusion head, which follows a tool-path defined by CAM software, and is built from the bottom up.  The end prototype accurately produces featured details of the design. FDM uses thermoplastics, which are known for their heat resistance properties. Thus, FDM prototypes are often used in aviation applications.

1. Good for concept models and functional prototypes
2. Prototypes superior to engineered plastics
3. Functional, durable, and stable parts
  • Industrial design
  • Manufacturing
  • Aviation
  • Automotive
  • Commercial
  • Medical

3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. The company also provides CAD, reverse engineering and inspection software tools and consumer 3D printers, apps and services. Its expertly integrated solutions replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce real parts, empowering customers to manufacture the future.

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