FDM 3D Printing Services

Source high-performing parts for rapid prototyping and low-volume industrial production with FDM 3D printing. 

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What is FDM 3D Prining?

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printing revolutionizes manufacturing by employing precise layer-by-layer extrusion of thermoplastics to craft tailor-made components. FDM proves versatile, catering to initial and functional prototyping, as well as low-volume production across an array of robust plastic materials. Recognized for its affordability, FDM extends beyond small-scale manufacturing, offering accessibility to an assortment of thermoplastics, including PLA and PETG, with a commendable dimensional accuracy of ±0.5% and a minimum limit of ±0.5 mm.


FDM 3D Printing Materials


Black,white.Environment friendly materials.


Black,white.Good shock resistance and flexibility.


Blue,white. Engineering plastic, strong.

FDM Infill Options

For prototyping with FDM, customization thrives with infill options of 20%, 30%, 40%, 60%, and 80%.

FDM 3D Printing Finishes

FDM constructs parts with temporary support materials, facilitating their removal during post-processing, though fine layer lines remain on part surfaces.

FDM 3D Printing Tolerance

Maximum build sizeStandard lead timeDimensional accuracyLayer heightInfill
Prototyping FDM500 x 500 x 500 mmFrom 2 business days±0.5% with a lower limit on ± 0.5 mm100-300  μm20-80%

FDM 3D Printing Guidelines

The table below summarizes the recommended and technically feasible values for the most common features encountered in FDM 3D printed parts.

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Recommended Size

Unsupported Walls

0.8 mm

Supported Walls

0.8 mm

Minimum Feature Size

2.0 mm

Minimum Hole Size

2.0 mm

FDM 3D Printing Advantages And Drawbacks



FDM 3D Printing Application

Concept Models

The speed and versatility of FDM lets engineers create physical snapshots of their designs.

Rapid Prototyping

An FDM machine can be used to create durable prototypes that withstand thermal, chemical, and mechanical stress.

Direct Digital Manufacturing

High-performance materials make FDM ideal for producing jigs, fixtures, and production tooling.

3D Printing Technologies Comparision

MaterialsDimensional accuracyStrengthsBuild VolumeLayer ThicknessMin. Feature Size
FDM3± 0.5% with a lower limit on ± 0.5 mmLow cost, wide range of materials500 x 500 x 500 mm100-300μm2.0 mm
SLA3± 0.2% with a lower limit of ± 0.127 mmSmooth surface finish, fine feature details, big print area500 x 500 x 500 mm50-100μm0.2 mm
SLS2± 0.3% with a lower limit of ± 0.3 mmDesign flexibility, supports not required395 x 500 x 395 mm100μm0.5 mm
MJF3± 0.3% with a lower limit on ± 0.3Design flexibility, supports not required380 x 285 x 380 mm80μm0.5 mm
SLM5± 0.2% with a lower limit of ± 0.127 mmMetal parts320x320x400mm200μm1 mm

3D Printing Technologies

Stereolithography (SLA)

A high resolution, production grade technology.

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Ideal for functional testing, low to mid volumes.

Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)

Ideal for functional testing, low to mid volumes.

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Low cost process for early state prototypes.

Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

Produce metal parts for prototyping or production quickly.

SLA 3D Printing FAQs

In general, part accuracy depends on how you’ve calibrated your FDM printer and the complexity of your model.

FDM printers produce high-quality parts from durable materials, able to retain sound mechanical properties. Both types of FDM machines offer high dimensional accuracy, and even at the industrial level, FDM tends to be more cost-efficient than other AM processes.

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