3d printing FDM/FFF

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)


ABS - Product description

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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PLA - Product description

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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PC-ABS - Product description

A mixture of two plastics with improved mechanical properties

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PET-G - Product description

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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PEEK - Product description

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 - Product description

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

What affects costs and

  • Part capacity
  • Used material
  • Used parameters (e.g. layer thickness)
  • Bottom brackets - check other technologies without support
  • Production series size
  • Applied postprocessing - more information in postprocessing
  • Choosing express execution options

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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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