Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a 3D printing process that uses a continuous filament of a thermoplastic material. Parts with desired mechanical properties can be produced by using different materials, i.e. PLA, ABS and TPU.

Application areas:

  • Results of Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Prototypes of forged parts
  • Setup jigs for roll forming machines
  • Prosthesis
  • Machine spare parts
  • Ready-to-use parts
  • Gaugers for quality control
  • Molds for composite, silicon, etc. materials

NETFORM can perform generative design of parts prior to printing by using MSC Apex Generative Design.

Necessary information for 3D Printing:

  • STL model of the part
  • If generative design is requested, forces and moments acting on the part and stress threshold after optimization
  • Other mechanical properties
    • Colour
    • Infill density
    • Surface quality
    • Dimensional tolerances

Technical specs

  • Build dimensions: 250x250x400mm
    • Remark: Parts with one dimension bigger than 240mm can be placed diagonally or produced as jigsaw-like interlocking parts.
  • Materials: PLA / ABS / TPU
  • Accuracy: +/- 0.1 mm

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