Choosing a 3D Printer – Why FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)

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Choosing a 3D Printer – Why FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) Selecting a 3D printer is much like choosing your car. While the initial cost is generally your first criteria, as you explore options, features, safety, reliability, maintenance, etc. your focus often shifts from “cost” to “value”. Value often includes extra or ‘non-tangible’ benefits beyond the physical dollars. Some of the value questions you should be asking about 3D Printers are: Is the technology proven? Is the technology safe? Will the […]

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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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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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Testing the durability (stiffness and strength) of plastic 3D printing materials.

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Have you ever wanted to know how rapid prototyping/3D printing materials stand up to each other? Well, the team at rapid prototyping service bureau VistaTek have and commissioned an independant study to test the durability of the most common materials on the market for rapid prototyping and 3D printing. An independant lab tested materials from a variety of technologies including; Objet, FDM, SLA, and SLS. Guess what? Objet came out on top. Thats right, the Objet RGD5160 DM (AKA Objet […]

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