Fused Deposition Modeling Design Guidelines

These guidelines are to be used as a starting point in understanding the basic aspects of part design and preparation for FDM components. When designing a part to be built using FDM technology, build process must be considered. FDM is accomplished by extruding thin layers of molten thermoplastic layer by layer until a part is produced. Because FDM produces parts with specific characteristics and capabilities different from those of other prototyping processes, the systems have become increasingly used as a tool for producing manufactured products.

 


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Fused Deposition Modeling Resources

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3D Printing Puts Fixtures into Gear

Automotive parts supplier gets up to speed on FDM’s capabilities for fixtures

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Bringing Downtown Detroit to Life

The District Detroit Project Uses FDM to Showcase a New Motor City

The District Detroit Project Uses FDM to Showcase a New Motor City

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Jigs & Fixtures for the Production Floor

Open up new possibilities for manufacturing-floor productivity.

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How it Works: Fused Deposition Modeling

“It can create parts and geometries that you can’t do in injection molding.”