Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
· Very accurate
· Compatible with a variety of thermoplastics
· High temperature, medical grade and food grade options
FDM Design Guidelines
When using the data below, please keep in mind that FDM materials are orthotropic, not isotropic. As a result, FDM materials have different material properties for different directions.
Please note that these are are guidelines, not hard-and-fast rules. Follow these, and you should be in pretty good shape. We'll let you know if we see any problems with your design.
|Maximum Part Size||36 x 24 x 36*||914 x 609 x 914*|
|Expected Tolerance||+/- 0.2%**||+/- 0.2%**|
|Minimum Supported Wall Thickness||0.040||1.00|
|Minimum Unsupported Wall Thickness||0.020||0.50|
|Minimum Supported Bosses||0.040||1.00|
|Minimum Unsupported Bosses||0.020||0.50|
|Minimum Embossed Detail (Height and Width)||0.040||1.00|
|Minimum Engraved Detail (Height and Width)||0.040||1.00|
|Clearance Between Parts/Bodies||0.020||0.50|
*Build volume is up to 36 x 24 x 36 inches. Larger models can be manufactured in sections and assembled after printing.
**FDM allows for some of the highest 3DP tolerances for large parts due to geometric stability. Minimum tolerance is +/- 0.005 in.
This data is provided for the convenience of our customers. It does not on its own represent a sufficient basis for any part design, nor does it provide any agreement about or guarantee the specific properties of a product or part or the suitability of a product or part for a specific application. It is the
responsibility of the producer or customer of a part to check its properties as well as its suitability for a particular purpose. This also applies to any possible intellectual property rights as well as regional laws and regulations. The data are subject to change without notice.
ABS-M30 (Standard Fortus ABS)
ABS-M30i (Medical Grade)
ABSi (Translucent ABS)
ABS-ESD7 (Static Dissipative)
PA 12 (Nylon)
PC-ISO (Medical Grade)
PPSF/PPSU (Heat and Chemical Resistant)
ULTEM 9085 (Strong and FST-Rated)
ULTEM 1010 (Strong and FST-Rated)