Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a 3D printing technology widely known for its speed, accuracy, and competitive cost.
Our FDM solution offers large build volumes up to 24″ x 36″ x 36″, a variety of colors, and a diverse selection of production-grade thermoplastics ‒ from ABS to Polycarbonate to Ultem.
Advantages of FDM
FDM 3D Printing lets you produce durable, accurate, and repeatable parts suitable for concept modes, prototypes, and end-use.
Since manufacturing is done without the need for tooling, FDM is considered a faster alternative to injection molding.
We use the most advanced industrial FDM 3D printers designed to meet tolerances of +/- 0.004” or +/- 0.002” per inch, whichever is greater.
FDM printed parts are available in a variety of high-performance plastics for applications that require resistance to the elements.
Xometry can produce FDM parts with large build volumes up to 24″ x 36″ x 36″.
Geometries can be built more easily due to the 3D printing process, adding complexity without additional cost.
Parts can typically be shipped within 3 days, allowing for faster design iterations and speed to market.
FDM is capable of producing end-use parts on-demand, increasing throughput.
The speed and versatility of FDM lets product developers create physical snapshots of their designs through the iterative process.
FDM can be used to create durable prototypes that withstand thermal, chemical, and mechanical stress.
High-performance materials make FDM a perfect solution for producing jigs, fixtures, tool masters and production tooling.
FDM parts are built with support material that is removed during post-processing. The part surfaces are left with fine layer lines.
Xometry can provide additional processing (i.e., painting or sanding) to meet your needs.
FDM Design Guide
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a 3D printing technology that builds a part layer by layer by depositing heated thermoplastic along an extrusion path. We’ve put together this guide to help inspire and inform your decisions when designing for FDM 3D printing.
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