What is FDM?
Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) is a type of manufacturing process; more specifically it is an additive manufacturing process (3D printing). FDM printing is used mainly for prototyping products during the product’s design and development stages before it is manufactured on a larger scale. FDM is performed by melting a thermoplastic through a nozzle onto the machine bed. The machine then moves in the X and Y directions to create the required layer of material. Once the layer is complete the nozzle moves in the Z axis to create another layer on top of the layer below thus building the object layer-by-layer.
FDM is the most used of the additive manufacturing processes. An example of the FDM process can be seen in the video.
We keep some materials and colours in stock as standard, these are listed and described below.
If you require a material or colour that we do not keep in stock, please contact us to discuss your requirements. Ordering materials or colours that we do not have in stock will likely increase the lead time of your order.
If you are unsure on which material to select you can contact us directly to discuss your requirements.
Please order your parts as early as possible as lead times are not guaranteed.
Other materials are available to be ordered in, please contact us for any enquiries.
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Maximum build volumes
We have a range of machines with different capabilites.
Nylon & TPU
Minimum Wall Thickness