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unidirectional material testing may mislead manufacturing

Entdecken Sie, wie optimierte einseitige Werkzeugbahnen die Wärmeableitung, das Zugmodulund die Streckgrenze von Stratasys FDM® Nylon-CF10in beeindruckender Weise verbessern und das Potenzial für verbesserte FDM-3D-Druckmaterialienaufzeigen.

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Stratasys FDM Materials vs Competitors

When switching from the standard toolpaths used by Stratasys to the optimized unidirectional toolpaths used by the competitor. Stratasys FDM® Nylon-CF10 demonstrated the results that follow:

  • 160% increase in heat deflection temperature (HDT)
  • 152% increase in tensile modulus
  • 94% increase in the tensile yield strength

3D printing mechanical samples with unidirectional toolpaths is appropriate to show the maximum strength of a carbon fiber filled material, but is not representative of the material strength within the typical FDM 3D printed part. 

FDM vs FFF 3D Printing Systems and Materials

Fused Deposition Modeling vs Fused Filament Fabrication 

Stratasys pioneered Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), a groundbreaking patented innovation that has become synonymous with quality and precision. Meanwhile, Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), based on the same Stratasys-developed technology, operates without patent limitations and embraces open-source principles.

Although the naming differs, the fundamental principles powering FDM and FFF remain similar. Both methods employ molten thermoplastic material extruded through a nozzle, constructing objects layer by layer.

The key differences arise from the proven 3D printing technology and materials: 

  • Carbon Fiber 3D Printers: Stratasys FDM harnesses exclusive 3D printers, including the F190™CR and F370®CR FDM® composite printers. FFF technology is open-source, enabling multiple manufacturers to create compatible 3D printers.
  • Composite 3D Printing Materials: Stratasys FDM printers offer an expansive spectrum of high-performance and engineering-grade thermoplastics, including ABS-CF10 and Nylon-CF10.

These materials showcase exceptional mechanical attributes, heat resilience, and chemical durability, rendering them ideal for demanding applications within sectors such as aerospace, automotive, and healthcare.

FFF 3D printers typically support a narrower range of materials and thermoplastics, which are more commonly used in hobbyist and consumer-grade applications.