Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is an additive manufacturing technique that is clean, simple, and easy to use. It is widely preferred by automotive and aerospace industries, including OEM for making production tools. It can turn any complex geometrical shapes into solid functional parts. FDM 3D printing is also the most affordable rapid prototyping process to manufacture industrial-strength parts. It is used for building parts with thermoplastics commonly used in traditional manufacturing methods, CNC machining, and injection modeling. Using high-performance thermoplastics with FDM technology produces mechanical, thermal, and chemical resistance parts.
Once the 3D CAD model is ready, the printer is loaded with a spool containing thermoplastic filament. The printer nozzle is then heated to the desired temperature. After which, the thermoplastic filament is then fed for melting into the extrusion head and the nozzle. The nozzle and extrusion head is controlled by a computer to convert the dimensions of the 3D model into X, Y, and Z coordinates during the printing. The extrusion head is programmed to draw the part one layer at a time. The layer is then pushed down to the build platform after melting and extrusion is completed by the nozzle. Then a new layer is added for printing the remaining part.
FDM technology can print complex geometrical properties with great precision. It is widely used by a variety of industries the world over. It can print in different thermoplastic materials for testing and production. FDM is also used in manufacturing specialized production tools, and for packaging of food products and medicines.
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