3D Printing

FDM

Need parts manufactured form more traditional methods and materials?

FDM 3D printing technology explained:

FDM Proccess

Layer resolution of 100 microns available

The principle of this technique is to melt and force a thermoplastic (usually in the form of a preformed filament) through a small diameter die and draw a filament across the area of a 2D slice.

Once a slice or layer is completed the z-axis increments downwards so that the next layer can be deposited.

The good thing with FDM is that there are hardly no restrictions with material choice, there are a full range of materials choices from, PLA to ABS, through to Nylons and Polycarbonates. 

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drawback

One drawback of this technique is that resultant structures are not gas or water tight. However, we can provide a post processing method that can be used to improve surface finish and fill.

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How FDM 3D printing works:

How FDM 3D printing works: