FDM Technology

3D print durable parts with real thermoplastic

Discover the FDM Technology

Create functional parts and prototypes

What is FDM?

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology is a powerful Stratasys-patented additive manufacturing method.

FDM builds concept models, functional prototypes and end-use parts in standard, engineering-grade and high-performance thermoplastics. It’s the only professional 3D printing technology that uses production-grade thermoplastics, so parts are unrivaled in mechanical, thermal and chemical strength.

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology

Advantages of 3D printing FDM Technology with a Stratasys FDM Machine

Tough long-lasting parts

FDM technology works with engineering-grade thermoplastics to build strong, long-lasting and dimensionally stable parts with the best accuracy and repeatability of any 3D printing technology. FDM Technology parts are tough enough to be used as advanced conceptual models, functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and production parts.

Meet production demands

FDM systems are as versatile and durable as the parts they produce. Advanced FDM 3D Printers boast the largest build envelopes and material capacities in their class, delivering longer, uninterrupted build times, bigger parts and higher quantities than other additive manufacturing systems, delivering high throughput, duty cycles and utilization rates.

Gain new possibilities

FDM 3D Printers streamline processes from design through manufacturing, reducing costs and eliminating traditional barriers along the way. Industries can cut lead times and costs, products turn out better and get to market faster.

FDM 3D Printers

A range of FDM machines from Stratasys

Fortus 380mc

Fortus 450mc

A workhorse 3D printer for engineers that require demanding flexibility to print larger-sized or many parts in an array of engineering-grade materials with high speed and unfailing throughput.

Stratasys F123 Polyjet

Stratasys F123

The Stratasys F123 series combines powerful FDM technology with design to print GrabCAD software for the most versatile and intelligent solution available

Stratasys F123CR

Stratasys F123CR

The Stratasys F123CR Composite 3D Printers F190CR and F370CR produce carbon fiber-reinforced composite material production parts for tooling.

Stratasys F3300

Stratasys F3300

Lower your production costs and print in half the time. The Stratasys F3300 embodies advanced FDM technology to minimize labor and maximize economics

Stratasys F770

Stratasys F770

Print big with the Stratasys F770™ large format 3D printer. 3D printing large, complex parts is now more affordable, reliable and easy.

Stratasys F900 Production Machine

Stratasys F900

The Stratasys F900 is the ultimate manufacturing-grade production 3D printer with the widest array of engineering-grade materials, maximum throughput, largest build platform, and highest accuracy.

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FDM Materials

Multiple colours, textures and forms

ABS-CF10 Pipe Weld Fixture


Stratasys ABS-CF10 combines standard ABS 3D printing material with 10% chopped carbon fiber, 50% stiffer and 15% stronger than standard ABS

ABS-ESD7 hard drive fixture


ABS-ESD7 thermoplastic Stratasys 3D printing material has static dissipative properties for applications where a static charge can damage products, impair their performance or cause an explosion.

ABS-M30 fan


ABS-M30 is ideal for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools and production parts. ABS-M30 has greater strength than standard ABS.

ABS M30i 3D printed foot


ABS-M30i is a Stratasys biocompatible 3D printing material perfectly suited for medical, pharmaceutical and food-packaging applications.

ABSi Material Example Part


ABSi thermoplastic Stratasys 3D printing material is a clear choice for prototypes that mimic the final product. No outsourcing means greater versatility for automotive, aerospace and medical industries.

ABSPlus-P430 screw caps


ABSplus-P430 is a production-grade thermoplastic for the uPrint 3D Printer and is ideal for building 3D models and prototypes in an office environment.

Agilus 30 jelly shoe

Agilus 30

Agilus 30 is a PolyJet Photopolymer 3D printing material with superior tear-resistance, capable of withstanding repeated flexing and bending.

Antero 800NA Material

Antero 800NA

Antero 800NA PEKK-based thermoplastic combines FDM’s design freedom with the excellent mechanical properties and low outgassing characteristics of PEKK.

Antero 840CN03 PEKK based composite with carbon nanotubes

Antero 840CN03

Antero 840CN03 is a PEKK based composite with carbon nanotubes giving it excellent mechanical, chemical, outgassing, and ESD properties.

Stratasys Thermoplatics ASA exterior outlet 3D printed part


Outdoor-use production parts benefit from the strength, colour choice and UV resistance of ASA material

Bio-compatible MED610 ex4

Bio-compatible (MED610)

Bio-compatible PolyJet photopolymer (MED610) is a rigid medical rapid prototyping material, featuring high dimensional stability and colourless transparency

Digital Abs injection mold group

Digital ABS Plus

Digital ABS Plus™ is designed to simulate standard ABS plastics for better impact strength with high-temperature resistance, toughness and superior finish.

Diran 410MF07 3D Printing Material

Diran 410MF07

Diran 410MF07 is a nylon-based thermoplastic FDM material. Typical applications include jigs, fixtures and other forms of general manufacturing tooling.

DraftGrey example part


Stratasys DraftGrey is a rigid PolyJet 3D printing material used exclusively with the Super High Speed print mode for concept modeling.

Elastico Rubber Material


Stratasys PolyJet Elastico 3D Print Rubber Material for Prototypes that can simulate products requiring soft-touch, flexible qualities.

ESD PEKK Example Model


ESD PEKK is a thermoplastic with static dissipative properties for applications where a static charge can damage products or impair performance.

FDM Nylon 12 battery box

FDM Nylon 12

FDM Nylon 12 combines strength with excellent fatigue properties suitable for repetitive closures, snap fits and vibration-resistant parts.

FDM Nylon 12CF fixture

FDM Nylon 12CF

FDM Nylon 12CF combines strength with excellent fatigue properties suitable for repetitive closures, snap fits and vibration-resistant parts.

Nylon 6 Jig 3D Printed Part

FDM Nylon 6

FDM Nylon 6 possesses excellent strength and stiffness while maintaining good impact resistance among the three Nylon 3D printing materials from Stratasys

FDM Nylon-CF10 Material

FDM Nylon-CF10

Stratasys FDM Nylon-CF10 is a composite material combining a blended nylon polymer with chopped carbon fiber enhancing strength and rigidity

FDM TPU 92a flexible tube Elastomer Material


FDM TPU 92A brings the benefits of elastomers to Stratasys FDM 3D printing and offers the capability to quickly produce large and complex elastomer parts.

Formlabs dental resins materials

Formlabs Dental Resins

Formlabs Dental Resins enable high precision, low-cost digital production of a range of dental products in-house, including surgical guides, orthodontic models, retainers, and aligners.

Engineering resins

Formlabs Engineering Resins

The Formlabs library of versatile, reliable Standard and Engineering Resins is formulated to help you reduce costs, iterate faster, and bring better experiences to market.

Formlabs jewelry resin materials

Formlabs Jewelry Resins

Formlabs Jewelry Resins are high-detail materials for jewelry design and clean investment casting. Delivering the best surface finish on the market, from idea to fitting to casting.

Formlabs medical resin materials

Formlabs Medical Resins

Formlabs medical resins are validated for FDA-cleared workflows, plus the biocompatible materials are produced in an ISO 13485 certified facility.

Formlabs medical sls powder materials

Formlabs Medical SLS Powder

Formlabs medical SLS powder materials have been developed to deliver peak performance while optimizing cost per part.

Formlabs SLS powder materials

Formlabs SLS Powder

Formlabs SLS Powder materials for new Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer. The powders have been developed to deliver peak performance while optimizing cost per part.

Fortus 380mc

Fortus 450mc

A workhorse 3D printer for engineers that require demanding flexibility to print larger-sized or many parts in an array of engineering-grade materials with high speed and unfailing throughput.

High Temperature faucet

High Temperature (RGD525)

Stratasys High Temperature PolyJet 3D printing material is ideal for thermal testing prototypes that require hot-air or hot-water flow.

PC Blow Mold

PC (polycarbonate)

PC (polycarbonate) material is widely used in automotive, aerospace, medical and many other applications. PC offers accuracy, durability and stability.

FDM Technology Benefits

Stratasys makes it simple to build production models

Rapid Prototype Example

Physical Testing

Prove your design before going to production. Get to market faster by printing your physical prototypes quickly in-house. You will be able to identify any product deficiencies and make improvements early in the design process when it’s least costly.

Producing functional prototypes typically takes from a few hours to overnight. It will allow you to catch flaws before they become costly engineering changes. It also reduces time-to-market and maximizes product performance.

3D Printer Production Run

Production Parts

Printing a low-volume production run with FDM machines can maximize sales opportunities while minimizing cost and lead time because there’s no minimum quantity requirement. Plus, part complexity doesn’t add time or cost, so production can begin as soon as the CAD files are sent to the 3D production system.

The FDM systems provide a fast and accurate means of producing tooling. The efficiency of the FDM 3D Printing process makes it practical to optimize tooling design.

ABS-M30 Paper pulp mold

Molding & Tooling

Print jigs, fixtures, gauges, patterns, molds, and dies. With FDM 3D Printing you have the opportunity to create tooling and custom fixtures giving you the flexibility to embrace more opportunities, act faster and shrink the cost and risk associated with traditional production.

Instead of spending time and money to machine, fabricate, mold or cast your tools you can easily print them using a variety of high performance materials.

3D Printing Success

Learn how manufacturers are using Stratasys FDM Technology

Stratasys FDM 3D Printers build the most durable, stable, repeatable parts in the industry.

With accuracy that rivals injection molding and an array of real thermoplastic materials, manufacturers can now 3D print low-volume, customized production runs. FDM 3D printed parts removes the constraints imposed by traditional manufacturing processes, such as injection molding or die casting.

Example Parts

Take a look at example models created with the FDM Technology:

Get your CAD model 3D printed with FDM Technology

Javelin 3D Printing Service

We provide designers and manufacturers with a variety of 3D printing services, to create custom high-performance prototypestooling, manufacturing aids, end-use parts, and low-volume production.

By applying FDM Technology, our staff of highly-experienced specialists are capable of meeting the most stringent demands in terms of time, cost and precision in the creation of your part.

Is FDM Technology right for you?

Call us free at  1-877-219-6757  and get your questions answered