A 3D printed taillight prototype has red, clear and amber lenses.

FDM Thermoplastics

3D print durable parts in production-grade materials

FDM Technology builds parts in the same strong, stable plastics used in injection molding, CNC machining and other traditional manufacturing processes. Harness the power of 3D printing while relying on tested, established thermoplastics.

Find your FDM thermoplastic

Subject 3D printed parts to tight tolerances, tough testing and harsh environments. FDM fixtures, tools and prototypes withstand constant use on the production floor and perform well in punishing applications such as HVAC prototyping and auto racing.

FDM materials offer specialized properties like toughness, electrostatic dissipation, translucence, biocompatibility, UV Resistance, VO flammability and FST ratings. This makes them perfect for demanding designers and engineers in aerospace, automotive, medical and other industries.

Two gas caps with metal washer inserts embeddedABSplus
Opaque standard plastic in 9 colors
A 3D printed taillight prototype has red, clear and amber lenses.ABSi
Translucent standard plastic in 3 colors
A 3D printed, curvy fan blade has embedded metal inserts.ABS-M30
Opaque standard plastic in 6 colors
A 3D printed medical device with a gripped lever handleABS-M30i
Biocompatible, sterilizable engineering plastic

A 3D printed assembly fixture holds electronic components.ABS-ESD7
Static dissipative standard plastic

ASA Auto Mirror CTAASA
UV-resistant, durable standard plastic

A sturdy shovel handle prototype 3D printed in nylonFDM Nylon 12
Tough plastic for advanced applications
Flat, white wrench with notches 3D printed from polycarbonatePC
Strong engineering plastic in white
A black 3D printed saw handle has a wide grip and screw holes.PC-ABS
High-impact engineering plastic in black
3D printed mold master with molded water bottlePC-ISO
Stronger biocompatible, sterilizable engineering plastic

3D printed filter prototype looks as if it's been used in an auto shop.PPSF/PPSU
Sterilizable, strong
high-performance plastic

A 3D printed airplane vent is built from ULTEM 9085 thermoplastic.ULTEM 9085
FST-rated high-performance plastic

Build Nylon 12 Parts With FDM

hands bend a 3D printed nylon 12 bar 

3D print the toughest nylon parts in the industry, right on your Fortus 3D Production System.

Learn about FDM Nylon 12

Auto Prototyping in ULTEM

Black ULTEM 3D printed mounting hardware with metal inserts

Watch Minimizer test its tough-as-nails heavy truck fenders in black ULTEM 9085.

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