AM Technologies and Insights
Stratasys FDM Technology utilises production-grade thermoplastics to build strong, durable and dimensionally stable parts, which have the best accuracy and repeatability of any 3D printing technology. This technology is suitable for applications such as:
- Concept Modeling
- Manufacturing Aids
- Production Parts
FDM uses the same tried and tested thermoplastics found in traditional manufacturing processes.
The most commonly Thermoplastics used at AFS include:
- ABS-M30 (ABS-M30 datasheet) is ideal for concept models and moderate requirement parts including functional prototypes, jigs, fixtures, manufacturing aids.
- ULTEM 9085 (ULTEM9085 datasheet) features a high strength-to-weight ratio, high thermal and chemical resistance, and flame, smoke and toxicity (FST) ratings. This material is ideally suited to production parts for aircraft interiors.
- ULTEM 1010 (ULTEM1010 datasheet) is the strongest FDM thermoplastic. Possessing high heat resistance and thermal stability, it’s able to withstand autoclave operations associated with composite fabrication tooling.