Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a 3D printing technology widely known for its speed, accuracy, and competitive cost. An FDM machine precisely extrudes melted plastic filament to create a part. FDM parts can be made in as fast as one day.
Fused deposition modeling can build fully functional parts in standard plastics. However, they have anisotropy in the z-direction (vertical direction) and a step-structure on the surface. Fused deposition modeling works with standard materials, for instance, ABS/PA/PC. Therefore, parts have good mechanical properties and are durable over time. Parts can be post-processed as any plastic part produced with conventional manufacturing.
|Maximum build size||500 x 500 x 500 mm (19.68'' x 19.68'' x 19.68'')*|
|Dimensional accuracy||± 0.5% with a lower limit on ± 0.5 mm (0.0196'')|
|Layer height||100-300 μm|
The table below depicts the general tolerances for industrial-grade Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) services. Stresses during the build, support strategy and other geometry considerations may cause deviation in tolerances and flatness. Improved tolerances may be possible with a manual quote review, after successful completion of a prototype build, and must be approved on a case-by-case basis.