The Benefits of Stratasys FDM 3D Printers

Article by Rod Mackay updated March 1, 2015

Ultem parts printed with an FDM Printer

Ultem parts printed with an FDM Printer

Stratasys Performance Production Series systems run on Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM®) technology, which builds parts layer by layer from a CAD model using a variety of production-grade thermoplastics. With FDM technology, the traditional fabrication process is substantially simplified. Toolmaking becomes less expensive and time consuming. Intricate designs that are impossible to make with conventional tooling are now possible. As a result, manufacturers realize immediate improvements in productivity, efficiency and quality.

FDM technology also lets you choose from a wide range of production-grade thermoplastics, each with specific qualities to meet your manufacturing needs. Whether it’s the familiar family of ABS thermoplastics or advanced materials certified for aircraft components, biocompatibility or food contact, there’s an FDM material that will meet the challenge. Whether you’re developing prototypes or end-use parts, the resulting component is made from the same durable material as traditional injection molded plastics. Watch the video below to learn about FDM technology and the benefits:

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Rod Mackay

Rod has been using 3D CAD software for over 25 years and has trained thousands of designers to use their CAD systems more effectively. Rod is the Javelin Webmaster and is based in Ottawa, ON., Canada.