FDM Metal Filament 3D Printing
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FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) is an additive manufacturing method that creates parts additively using a filament. The process deposits the filament layer by layer, according to your 3D model.
During the FDM 3D printing process, the filament is extruded through a nozzle which melts while being gradually deposited in a structured way on the build platform until the object is finished. This process works by material being melted and extruded through a nozzle to 3D print a cross-section of an object each layer at a time. The extruder of the 3D printer is attached to a system with three different axes: X, Y, and Z directions. When the material is melted and extruded, it is deposited in predetermined locations on the 3D printing bed, where it cools and then solidifies. The bed lowers for each new layer and this whole process repeats until the object is completed.
There is also a certain importance of support structures in filament 3D printing technologies. While 3D printing with FDM technology, support structures are often required. Indeed, some geometries such as overhangs can’t be printed without supports
FDM is one of the most popular 3D printing technologies. It is a great option for prototyping, but also for series production of functional parts. It is an affordable 3D printing solution. This technology is offering the possibility to print diverse materials, from plastic to metal.
The finished parts are reliable and ready to withstand repeated stress.
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This FDM technology is one the most cost effective options.
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While using FDM 3D printing with plastic filament, it appears to be a great process to improve your rapid prototyping process and create reliable functional prototypes.
Using metal filament, this metal FDM process is the perfect choice for tooling, jigs and fixtures, molds, and other functional parts, where resistance and durability are needed. From medical, automotive to aerospace industries, this FDM technology can print functional prototypes and series production.
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