FDM 3D PRINTING

Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) is one of the most common 3D printing processes available. It builds on pre-determined geometry through wire fed plastic feed stock.

FDM MATERIALS

Below is a list of our standard materials for FDM 3d printing. To instantly compare material prices, upload your parts to our online platform

Group

Type

Standard

Standard

Nylon-6, Nylon-645, Nylon-12

Fire Retardant (V-0) & Transparent

Carbon Fibre & Fire Retardant (V-0)

ULTEM 1010, ULTEM 9085, ULTEM-CF

Standard & Carbon Fibre

Standard

Fire Retardant (V-0)

Shore Hardness 95-A

FDM MANUFACTURING STANDARDS

DIMENSIONAL ACCURACY

Parts are produced to a dimensional accuracy of ± 0.5% with a lower limit of ± 0.5 mm (± 0.020″)

CONSISTENT SURFACE FINISH

Consistent surface finish with no bumps or delamination. Marks left by retraction and layer changing are acceptable

SUPPORT MATERIAL REMOVAL

All support material is removed such that the supported surface has a consistent finish.

WALL THICKNESS

All parts are printed with 3 outline / perimeter shells or a wall thickness of 1.2 mm.

The table below summaries the recommended values for common design features we can print. We don’t recommend values smaller than these listed and cannot guarantee the quality of parts in these areas:

Feature

Recommended Size

Unsupported walls

Supported walls

Minimum feature size

Minimum hole diameter

0.8 mm

0.8 mm

2.0 mm

2.0 mm

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