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3d printing FDM/FFF

In FDM/FFF technology, the material in the form of a filament is processed. It is heated and extruded by the nozzle into the device work area. FDM and FFF technology are one of the most popular 3D printing technologies. Please note that the quality of 3D printed parts depends on the FDM / FFF system used. The best results are achieved through the use of professional FDM / FFF systems. The material is layered, and the way it is applied allows you to print closed spaces and those with reinforcing fill. The technology is successfully used in the production of functional prototypes, small series and tooling production. In advanced geometries, support structures are required. If support structures cause problems in your project, check out SLS
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What are the benefits of FDM / FFF?

Benefit #1

Relatively low price of FDM / FFF 3D printed parts due to low material costs

Benefit #2

High flexibility of 3D printing

Benefit #3

A wide range of materials, including high temperature materials (e.g. ULTEM, PEEK)



Other names: Poli(acrylionitrile-co-butadiene-co-styrene). This material is used across industries such as the automotive industry and the toy industry. It withstands higher temperatures than PLA and gives you the possibility to smooth. It is easy to grind and paint.

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Other names: Polylacticide, a material made of corn starch with a low processing temperature of ~190°. It is easy to process – the material can be sanded, puttied, and painted.

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A mixture of two plastics with improved mechanical properties

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A durable material combines the best properties of PLA and ABS, easy to print, process and paint while temperature proof up to 100 °C.

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Polyetheretheroketon combines very good mechanical, thermal and high chemical resistance properties, the material is distinguished by excellent resistance against high temperature as well as very good sliding properties.

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Ultem is an advanced thermoplastic material that is mechanically resistant, lightweight and flammable (UL 94 V0 certified). The material is recognized in the aerospace and automotive industry. Other applications include functional prototypes and production tools.

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Costs and Lead Time

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FDM/FFF design guidelines

With FDM/FFF technology, we recommend that you follow these recommendations

Minimum hole diameter 3 mm

Minimum wall thickness 2 mm

The access to areas with a bottom bracket should be secured in order to remove it

Positioning pins should be at least 3 mm thick/medium

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