Fused Deposition Modeling FAQ’s

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Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology, invented by Stratasys, builds professional-quality models, prototypes and parts in a range of production-grade thermoplastics. It is easy to use, reliable, clean and office friendly. Learn more with some of the most frequently asked questions answered! 1. What file format do I need to process a part for my Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) system? The Short Answer — FDM requires the use of an STL file. The Extended Version — The process of 3D printing begins […]

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Fused Deposition Modeling FAQ’s

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Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology, invented by Stratasys, builds professional-quality models, prototypes and parts in a range of production-grade thermoplastics. It is easy to use, reliable, clean and office friendly. Learn more with some of the most frequently asked questions answered! 1. What file format do I need to process a part for my Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) system? The Short Answer — FDM requires the use of an STL file. The Extended Version — The process of 3D printing begins […]

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ULTEM 1010 Material Expands 3D Printing Applications

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One of the benefits of 3D printing parts using FDM technology is that designers and manufactures can print in common industry standard materials like ABS or Polycarbonate. FDM materials are generally strong and versatile plastics used in a wide range of industries and applications. Recently, Stratasys announced a full line of brand-new products designed to expand on their already wide range of 3D printing capabilities. One of the most exciting announcements in this product launch was the release of the […]

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Joe Gibbs Racing Uses Stratasys Fortus Technology to Maximize Driver Safety

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When it comes to safety, the Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) design engineers don’t leave anything to chance. Thanks to a new SR-100 soluble support material used with Fused Deposition Modeling® (FDM) from Stratasys, they can now create complex carbon monoxide filter housings for their cars using polycarbonate (PC) material, which has a higher temperature rating than the previous material used. “We are now very comfortable producing quality production parts using our Fortus system,” said Brian Levy, JGR design engineer. “We don’t worry about […]

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