What is Fused Deposition Modeling ?
Fused deposition modeling (FDM), a process also known as fused filament fabrication (FFF), is best used for small to large prototype parts, jigs, assembly, check fixtures, and end-use production parts. FDM or FFF is the most common additive manufacturing technology. It uses thermoplastic filaments to create objects from engineered materials like ABS, PC, and Ultem™. Parts are typically rougher with heavier build lines but durable and accurate.
Fortus 400mc Large
- Has the ability to print a wide range of production grade materials
- Uses: functional prototypes, production-grade parts, manufacturing tools
- Materials: all available materials (PC, Nylon, PC/ABS/ ABS etc.)
- Dimensions: 16 x 14 x 16 in.
- Tolerances: +/-.005” for the first inch, then +/-0.002 per inch after that
- Large format printer at 13 cubic feet of build volume
- Uses: Jigs & fixtures, Master Patterns, Prototyping, End use parts
- Materials: ABS, ASA
- Dimensions: 39 x 24 x 24 in.
- Tolerances: +/-.010” for the first inch, then +/-0.002 per inch after that
- Fit & function models
- Show models
- Master patterns
- Jigs & fixtures
- End-Use production parts
- ESD Safe
Ease of use
Real thermoplastic materials
Testing same as production materials
- Part Size: Small to Very Large
- Tolerance: +/-.005” for the first inch, then +/-0.002 per inch after that
- Build Layers: 0.005”-0.013
- Build Style: filament extrusion in solid and sparse
- Supports: Yes
- Lead Time: 2-3 days