FDM 3D Printing

FDM Models are highly accurate and made of engineering grade thermoplastic perfect for:

Manufacturing aids, Jigs and fixtures, Low volume production, Composite layup tooling, Fully functional prototypes, Form Fit and function testing, sand casting mold cores

FDM can create comped shapes that would otherwise cause problems with more traditional methods of manufacture

  

FDM

MODEL CONSIDERATIONS

   

Minimum Wall Thickness: 0.4mm

Height to wall thickness ratio: 4:1

Threads: use a dog point of .8mm, small threads are not viable for FDM

Fillets: Add strength to walls with sharp inside corners

Assemblies: assemblies must have the proper gap between parts or they will fuse together

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MATERIAL CHOICES

FDM Printing uses a spool of plastic filament, the plastic is fead in to an extruder head that melts the plastic and extrudes it out as a 0.35mm diameter thread.   The printer uses 3D CAD data that it previously sliced in to layers to print the desired object

   

We can print

ABS

PLA

PETG

TPU - Great for seals, gaskets, protective applications ect

HIPS

Nylon 645

Alloy 910 - FDA CFR177.1500 food handling certified

Other exotic materials available upon request