Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Agile Manufacturing offers FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) prototyping and low volume production services.  Whole parts built up to 36" x 24" x 36".  FDM 3D printed parts are used in product development applications as well as additive manufacturing applications because of the robustness of the parts. ABS prototype parts are often used for first off fit and function prototype tests but rarely when smooth surface finish is critical because of the relatively thick build lines. FDM is best suited for non visible parts where surface finish is not critical. FDM prototype parts are porous but can be sealed using different processes or chemicals. Sparse build technology can also be used to reduce cost or weight of parts. Agile provides FDM parts in ABS, PCABS, PC, PC-ISO, PPSF and Ultem 9085, Ultem 1010