Stratasys FDM and PolyJet 3D Printing – Determining Which Technology is Right For Your Application
CATI offers both Stratasys FDM and PolyJet 3D printers and production systems throughout the Midwest. Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and PolyJet are two of the most advanced and effective additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing technologies available. They span the range from budget-friendly, desktop modeling devices to large-format, factory-floor equipment that will draw from the capital expenditure budget, and which can produce a range of output from precise, finely detailed models to durable production goods.
While there is crossover in applications and advantages, these two technology platforms are distinctly different and bring unique benefits. Understanding the differences is the baseline for selecting the right technology for your application, demands and constraints.
Stratasys 3D printers slash the manpower and time required to create detailed, accurate scale models that effectively communicate the unique concept of each design to the client. They replicate fine design elements to scale exceptionally accurately in just hours, at a fraction of the cost of fabricated or hand-built models. Made of strong, durable materials, the models can include walls as thin as 0.6mm and intricate details that are surprisingly robust.