Production-Grade StrengthCompare FDM 3D Printers span sizes, applications and material capabilities. Read More
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FDM Technology works with specialized 3D printers and production-grade thermoplastics to build strong, durable and dimensionally stable parts with the best accuracy and repeatability of any 3D printing technology.
Stratasys founder Scott Crump invented FDM Technology more than 20 years ago, and Stratasys has continued to lead the 3D printing revolution ever since.
Benefits of FDM:
3D printers that run on FDM Technology build parts layer-by-layer from the bottom up by heating and extruding thermoplastic filaments.
FDM Technology uses the same tried and tested thermoplastics found in traditional manufacturing processes. For applications that demand tight tolerances, toughness and environmental stability - or specialized properties like electrostatic dissipation, translucence, biocompatibility, VO flammability or FST ratings - there's an FDM thermoplastic that can deliver.
Stratasys teamed up with aerospace industry partners to qualify the first polymer additive manufacturing material, streamlining the path to certified production parts.Read More
See how FDM technology is a great choice for tools used in composite part post-processing operations like drilling, trimming and bonding. Fast production and ease of customization result in lower costs than traditionally made tools.Read the White Paper