FDM is an additive manufacturing process that creates your plastic parts by applying real thermoplastics in layers from the bottom up. At RedEye On Demand we use Fortus 3D Production systems and Dimension 3D Printers, both manufactured by our parent company, Stratasys.
FDM printing offers:
Stratasys FDM machines print in 100-
How does it work?
Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) is an additive 3D printing process where a thermoplastic filament is heated and exuded layer by layer to fit your CAD data. A layer of support material is also applied throughout teh build which is either soluble or breakaway depending on the thermoplastic chosen. Parts can then be finished to your specifications with either bead blasting, painting or Stratasys's own ReadyPart finish.
Wide variety of production grade plastics
Accurate and repeatable parts
Not suitable for fine feature detail
Not suitable where surface finish is paramount
What are RedEye Australasia's Capabilities?
RedEye Australasia runs several Stratasys FDM printers and the full range of thermoplastic materials; however the jewel in our FDM crown is the large platform Fortus 900MC.
The Fortus 900MC features a large build envelope of 900 x 600 x 900mm, building larger parts in a single piece. For more information on the capabilities of the 900MC, click here .