Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) Printing

 Fused Deposition Modeling or FDM 3D printing has become the probably most popular 3D printing technology. It is also referred to as FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication). To many, this technology is synonymous with 3D printing. FDM/FFF is simple, cost efficient and the right choice for many hobby applications.
PLA and ABS are by far the most used materials in FDM/FFF 3D printing. ABS is heat-resistant and strong, while PLA, an organic compound, allows more detailed prints.

How does FDM 3d Printing work?

  • Computer Aided Design Files are required in .STL format.
  • Material is fed into the extrude. The thermoplastic material comes in the form of a spool.
  • The cold end of the printer pulls the material from the spool and pushes it into the hot end which consists of an extrusion head and a nozzle.
  • They are further connected by a computer which controls the x, y and z axis during the printing of the part.
  • The material is collected layer by layer and it cools down and solidifies.
  • When one layer is deposited by the extrusion head, it is pushed down to the build platform and a new layer is formed. This process is repeated until the part is completed.

Benefits of FDM 3d Printing

  • FDM produces parts with great precision and accuracy. The parts have a strong build and are durable which is the major reason why it is widely used.
    Some other benefits include:

    • Cost effectiveness
    • Lesser lead times
    • Used for a wide range of prototyping products
Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) Printing

Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) OR Fused Filament Fabrication:

FDM 3D Printing is the most widely used additive manufacturing process which involves fusion of layers of materials together in order to create a part. FDM 3d printing employs thermoplastic material as a filament to produce the best quality and strong parts with the help of a CAD model. The material is fed into the heated 3d printer end thereby melting it and creating a structure by depositing the layers of the material. FDM 3D Printing is the most commonly used process for fabricating industry grade parts. This technique is fairly simple and widely accepted.

The Biggest advantage of FDM printing is scalability and material flexibility. FDM can provide high finish standards after various post-processing methods such as polishing, painting and cold welding. Our printing services provide shorter lead times and economical cost.

Why CAD Deziners?

CAD Deziners has been continuously leading the market in production of highly accurate and durable parts from the past 8 years. Our team of expert designers provide the best solutions for printing complex parts.We offer cheap and efficient FDM 3D Printing services in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane.
Some other benefits include:

  • Cost effectiveness
  • Lesser lead times
  • Used for a wide range of prototyping products

FDM Printing Methods

Material NameQualityMin DetailsMinimum Wall ThicknessMaximum Size
PLA(FDM)Slightly rough1.0mm1.0mm300x300x450
ABS-M30iSlightly rough1.0mm1.0mm900x600x900mm
ASASlightly rough1.0mm1.0mm900x600x900mm
PC-ISOSlightly rough1.0mm1.0mm900x600x900mm
PC-ABSSlightly rough1.0mm1.0mm900x600x900mm
NYLON 6Slightly rough1.0mm1.0mm900x600x900mm
NYLON 12Slightly rough1.0mm1.0mm900x600x900mm
NYLON 12CFSlightly rough1.0mm1.0mm900x600x900mm
Vero pure whiteUltra smooth surface0.7mm1mm490x390x200mm
Vero Black PlusUltra smooth surface0.7mm1mm490x390x200mm
MED-610Ultra smooth surface0.7mm1mm490x390x200mm
ASA(UV resistant)Slightly Rough1.0mm1.0mm914mm X 609mm X 914 mm
ULTEM 9085Slightly Rough1.0mm1.0mm914mm X 609mm X 914 mm
ULTEM 1010(FDM)Slightly Rough1.0mm1.0mm914mm X 609mm X 914 mm

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