Think FDM is Just for Prototypes? Look Up!

3D printed components using Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) TechnologyForward-looking news and information blog Big Think is out to clear up a misconception about 3D printing: that it’s only good for prototypes. Big Think editors point out that, in aerospace alone, thousands of 3D printed components are already in the skies as end-use parts on military and commercial aircraft.

I can’t resist noting that many of these end-use parts come from Stratasys Fused Depostion Modeling (FDM) systems, which work with ULTEM 9085, a lightweight thermoplastic with great strength, heat resistance and toxicity compliance. It’s a good example of how materials advances can break innovation wide open. Has this happened in your organization?

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