What is FDM 3D Printing?

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology works with specialized 3D printers and production-grade thermoplastics to build strong, durable and dimensionally stable parts with the best accuracy and repeatability of any 3D printing technology.

Stratasys founder Scott Crump invented FDM Technology more than 20 years ago, and Stratasys has continued to lead the 3D printing revolution ever since.

Benefits of FDM Technology:

  • The technology is clean, simple-to-use and office-friendly
  • Supported production-grade thermoplastics are mechanically and environmentally stable
  • Complex geometries and cavities that would otherwise be problematic become practical with FDM technology

FDM Printers, Materials, and Services

FDM Printers

3D printers that run on FDM Technology build parts layer-by-layer from the bottom up by heating and extruding thermoplastic filaments.

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FDM Materials

FDM Technology uses the same tried and tested thermoplastics found in traditional manufacturing processes. For applications that demand tight tolerances, toughness and environmental stability - or specialized properties like electrostatic dissipation, translucence, biocompatibility, VO flammability or FST ratings - there's an FDM thermoplastic that can deliver.

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FDM On Demand

Empower innovation with manufacturing services and a team of experts from Stratasys Direct Manufacturing.

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FDM Systems 3D Printers

Production-Grade Strength

Compare FDM 3D Printers span sizes, applications and material capabilities.

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A Path to Certified Parts

Stratasys teamed up with aerospace industry partners to streamline the path to certified production parts.

Stratasys teamed up with aerospace industry partners to qualify the first polymer additive manufacturing material, streamlining the path to certified production parts.

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FDM Materials Chemical Compatibility

Better understand the general performance you can expect when exposing Stratasys FDM materials to various chemicals.

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Team Penske Gains Competitive Edge for NASCAR and INDYCAR Racing

Team Penske and Stratasys form multi-year partnership to support engineering and manufacturing efforts for NASCAR and INDYCAR racing platforms with 3D printing.

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