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Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling
Author: Staff of STRATASYS
Source From: STRATASYS
Posted Date: 2012-10-25
What is Fused Deposition Modeling?
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is an additive manufacturing technology that builds functional prototypes and production parts layer-by-layer in engineering-grade thermoplastics.
FDM Technology is the only additive manufacturing method that uses production-grade thermoplastics which can endure high heat, caustic chemicals, sterilization and intense mechanical stresses.
Building layer by layer makes it possible to create complex geometries unattainable with traditional manufacturing methods. And, because FDM Technology uses the same thermoplastics as traditional methods – it builds strong parts that last.
Who invented FDM Technology?
Stratasys invented Fused Deposition Modeling more than 20 years ago and has continued to lead the 3D printing andadditive manufacturing revolution ever since.
Only genuine FDM Technology builds accurate parts that perform like machined parts – opening new worlds of innovation while reducing costs, streamlining operations and accelerating time to market.
Is FDM Technology right for me?
Fused Deposition Modeling frees you from traditional design and manufacturing limitations because it builds in small layers, one at a time, from the bottom up.
Today, FDM Technology is being used by designers and engineers in nearly every industry. Students as young as grade-schoolers use Fused Deposition Modeling right in their classrooms because educators know students will use it in their design and manufacturing careers.
If you are ready to transform your 3D CAD files into plastic parts without machining, tooling or outsourcing – genuine FDM Technology is right for you.