FDM Additive Manufacturing Technology

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This video shows how FDM 3D printing process works. The video is gently conceded by Solid Concepts.

FDM – What is it?

3D Printing technique has been a popular method of creating prototypes since the eighties and is quickly becoming the fastest, most affordable way to create custom consumer goods, as well.

How it works? 

Among other models, the most widely used is Fused Deposition Modeling. FDM printers use a thermoplastic filament, which is heated to its melting point and then extruded, layer by layer, and the goal is to create a three dimensional object.

Scott Crump was the technology behind FDM’s inventor. Co-founder and chairman of Stratasys Ltd., a leading manufacturer of 3D printers. Other 3D printing organizations have since adopted similar technologies under different names. The Brooklyn-based company MakerBot (now owned by Stratasys), was founded on a nearly identical technology known as Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). Find more information about Stratasys and additional additive manufacturing companies on Additive News’ AM Business Directory.


Sources & More information
Sources mentioned in the additve manufacturing news
Article: Elizabeth Palermo 09/19/2013, https://www.livescience.com/39810-fused-deposition-modeling.html , visited on 04/11/2018.

Video credit:
Solid Concepts, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHO6G67GJbM, visited on 10th April 2018.

Image credits:
Scott Crump photo, http://www.stratasys.com/investor/board, visited on 04/10/2018.


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