Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), also known as Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), is the most common type of additive manufacturing. FDM has short lead times, a relatively low cost per part, and can produce larger parts than many other additive polymer technologies. Thanks to a variety of material choices and finishing options, FDM is ideal for creating everything from quick prototypes to the final product. Our in-house FDM technologies include the Fortus 450mc and the Stratasys F900.

Producing parts with FDM

Max. part size

• 914 x 610 x 914 mm
• 36.0 x 24.0 x 36.0 in

min. feature size

0.4 mm
• 0.016 in

LEAD TIME

• Get your parts in as little as three business days.

Ultem 1010PC-ISOABS-ESD7PPSFNylon 12
Ultem 9085PC-ABSABS-M30iST-130Nylon 12 CF
PC-10ASAABS-M30Nylon 6Antero 800NA

FINISHING/POST-PROCESSING OPTIONS

PaintingSandingHeat staked insertsEpoxy impregnation
Bead blastingVapor smoothingPress-fit inserts

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Common FDM Applications

Thanks to a variety of material choices and finishing options, FDM is ideal for creating everything from quick prototypes to the final product.

Regulatory requirements

Aerospace, food-grade and automotive applications.

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Large parts

Larger build size than other additive technologies.

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Jigs and fixtures

Practical and reliable tooling.

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Prototypes

Quick turnaround allows for rapid iteration.

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FDM resources

Learn more about the FDM services we offer at the Fast Radius resource center.

The difference between industrial-grade FFF and desktop 3D printers
FFF vs. 3D Hero
Choosing the best rapid prototyping process
Rapid Prototyping Hero
Five tips to help you design for additive manufacturing
Design

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