Exceptional Durability, Heat Resistance, and Strength
FDM also called Fused Deposition Modeling, is a 3D printing technology that utilizes the properties such as strength, thermal and chemical resistance, static dissipation, biocompatibility, UV resistance, and durability in engineering grade thermoplastics to create dimensionally stable parts with accuracy and repeatability. It is the most common 3D printing method and uses 2 kinds of materials during the 3D printing process.
The material composing the final product is called the modeling material which is held up by support material that acts as scaffolding. Each of these materials use a thread of plastic or filament which melts when it is extruded through the printer’s nozzle onto a build platform. Layer by layer, the part is “drawn” across the build platform. It then cools, hardens, and binds to the layer above it. The build platform lowers at the completion of a layer in order to make room for the build to grow.
After the completed part along with the support structure is removed from the build platform, the finishing of the final part is determined by what type of aesthetics are desired. Dinsmore Inc. has an expert FDM finishing department to help accomplish the final look of the 3D printed part.
Due to the composition of the process’ materials, Dinsmore Inc.’s FDM 3D printing services support a wide range of industries from additive manufacturing for Automotive to rapid prototyping for product development of consumer products. Contact us to find out how FDM Additive Manufacturing can add value to your application.