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Industrial FDM
3d Printing Service

Being our most automated technology, our industrial FDM 3d printing service is the most versatile manufacturing service that we offer. With a wide range of materials, from PLA to engineering nylons, flame-retardant filaments and PVDF plastics, we have the technology and materials to suit any additive manufacturing project.

Thanks to low costs and short lead-times, FDM printing services are suitable to be used both for one-offs and prototypes as well as for larger production volumes.

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Technology Overview

FDM is the most commonly available and versatile technology for 3d printing. It is a technology for additive manufacturing that works by extruding a plastic filament through a small, moving, nozzle in order to build 3d prints layer by layer.

Traditionally, items printed with FDM technology has been known to have inferior surface quality compared to other additive manufacturing methods, however, with new and more precise production equipment, this is a thing of the past.

Maximum dimensions for FDM items

380 × 380 × 380 mm

Industrial FDM Use-cases

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Rapid Prototyping

With lead-times of just 1–2 days and a low starting price for any quantity, FDM is an ideal technology for producing both prototypes and end-use products.

  • Short lead-times
  • Low prices
  • Large material portfolio
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Design Verification

Quickly produce items for design verification of your products and verify their properties in rigid or flexible materials.

  • Rigid and flexible materials
  • Fast turnaround
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Volume Production

No tooling required, short lead-times and a wide range of materials and colours available. FDM is a perfect choice for short and medium production runs.

  • Volume discounts
  • No tooling costs
  • RAL colours available

Our FDM Machinery

All of our FDM production is managed by a custom-designed, fully automated production system, producing part-quality far exceeding that of machines made by market-leaders such as Stratasys and Ultimaker. With more than 50 printers available for 24/7 production,we use industrial technology to produce large production runs of end-use products within just a few days, or prototypes and one-offs within a few hours.

FDM Materials

We carry a very wide range of FDM materials, from simple PLA to potent PVDF via carbon-fiber infused nylons and polycarbonates. While not all materials are available via our 3d printing service’s instant quoting system at the moment, feel free to reach out to us if you are looking for a material that isn’t available on our website yet.

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PLA

Our most commonly used thermoplastics.

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ABS-like Resin

Strong and durable material perfect for all components requiring excellent finish.

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PA12 Nylon

Provides exceptional strength and toughness, ideal for harsh environments.

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Castable Resin

Designed to allow for all forms of casting. Makes high detail one-time use moulds.

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ASA

Similar properties to ABS but with better UV resistance. Suitable for outdoor use.

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PETG

Exceptional mechanical properties and an ideal choice for larger items due to low shrinkage.

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High-detail Resin

Engineered to capture the smallest details. Great for parts with texts and extreme features.

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PLA Wood-fill

PLA-based material mixed with wood fibers giving a look, feel and smell like real wood.

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PLA Metal-fill

PLA-based material composed of approximately 20-40% metal by weight. For aesthetic purposes.

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PP

Due to being slightly flexible, it allows for tough use without breaking.

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ABS ESD-safe

ABS plastic that has received an electrically conductive additive.

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ABS

Our go-to material used for everything from prototypes of mechanical assemblies.

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PC

One of our strongest materials offered, perfect combination of mechanical properties and temperature stability.

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PA12 Glassfiber

Glass-fiber reinforced nylon. Added glass-fiber makes for extra stiff parts.

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PA12 Carbonfiber

Carbon-fiber reinforced nylon. Added carbon-fiber makes this one of our stiffest materials.

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316L Stainless Steel

ilament containing 80% metal particles bonded by a polymer base. Must be sintered after printing.

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HIPS

Plastic suitable for use in mechanical assemblies as a load-bearing component.

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ABS Flame-retardant

ABS base with flame retardant additives. Certified UL-94 V0.

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PC Carbonfiber

Carbon-fiber reinforced PP. Added carbon-fiber makes this extra stiff.

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Biodegradable PHA

Fully compostable, as well as being approved by the FDA for food contacts. Safe to use in a dishwasher.

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Visual Resin

or "Standard Resin". Perfect for visual prototypes and decorative objects. Usually too brittle for functional parts.

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TPU-A95

Flexible material that can bend and deform without breaking.

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PA12 Nylon

One of the most common grades of Nylon; PA12 has exceptional strength and toughness.