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Fused  Deposition Modeling (FDM), also known as Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), is indeed one of the most popular and widely adopted 3D printing technologies in the world.  The technique involves the layer-by-layer deposition of material to create a 3D object. The material, usually a thermoplastic filament, is heated to a semi-liquid state and then extruded through a nozzle. The nozzle moves horizontally on a two-dimensional plane, while the build platform moves vertically to accommodate each new layer of material. This layer-by-layer approach continues until the entire object is created.

FDM offers a significant advantage in terms of material availability. It supports a wide range of materials, including various plastics, composites, and even some flexible or specialty filaments like carbon fiber-reinforced plastics or conductive materials.

Overall, FDM is a versatile and accessible 3D printing technology that has found widespread use in various industries and applications due to its affordability and adaptability to different materials and project requirements.

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Material Advantages with FDM

FDM offers a significant advantage in terms of material availability. It supports a wide range of materials, including various plastics, composites, and even some flexible or specialty filaments like carbon fiber-reinforced plastics or conductive materials.  Overall, FDM is a versatile and accessible 3D printing technology that has found widespread use in various industries and applications due to its affordability and adaptability to different materials and project requirements.

UltiMaker FDM/FFF Software

Ultimaker Cura is a popular and user-friendly software application for preparing 3D models for 3D printing. The first step is to import the 3D model you want to print, most 3D modeling software allows you to export your design in a file format that Ultimaker Cura can read, such as .STL or .OBJ.  If your model has overhangs or complex geometries that require support during printing, Ultimaker Cura can automatically generate support structures to ensure a successful print.  Your design is then converted into a set of instructions that your 3D printer can understand. It essentially slices your model into layers and generates the toolpaths for the printer.

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SLA, SLS and FDM, whichever your printing technology of choice, we have the expertise to help you choose the right printer for you. We offer the full range of printers from both Formlabs and UltiMaker, leading manufacturers in their field. We not only supply the printers but also their full range of peripherals, consumables, and replacement parts. So if you’re considering 3D printing, you can try it out for free. Get a free part printed free sample to see how great the print quality is and get a sense of how much time and money and time it will save you – so, If you are thinking of buying a 3D printer, contact us to try before you buy.

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