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New Video: 6 Tips to Help You Get the Most from FDM® 3D Printing Materials

In the latest video from the Stratasys Materials Business Unit, you get a closer look at some of Stratasys’ most popular and versatile FDM® 3D printing materials and learn six useful tips and tricks for getting the best results from each.

fdm-materialsThe materials covered in this video span from standard plastics (ABS-M30 and ASA) to engineering (Nylon 12) and high performance plastics (ULTEM™ 9085 and ULTEM 1010).

The parts and examples shown in the film are relevant to a range of applications covering prototyping, tooling and manufacturing of end-use parts.

The ASA segment of the film showcases the new Fortus 900mc Acceleration Kit with the T40A tip. This produces two to three times faster throughput (compared to the T20 tip) – a very valuable advantage when looking to build large parts such as tooling and concept models within a tight time limit!

fortus-3d-printingAnother very useful point covered in the film is the use of self-supporting angles – particularly when 3D printing functional prototypes or production parts in the ULTEM™ materials.

In this shot, a functional hollow aircraft wing is 3D printed in the upright position using ULTEM 9085 material. In this position, the internal struts are purposefully aligned at an angle of 45 degrees to the print tray which allows them to be ‘self-supporting,’ i.e., they require no use of the support material – which would have been extremely difficult to remove from the internal cavities of the wing.

All in all, this film should help you imagine how a Fortus Production 3D Printer can be used within your company to answer even more application challenges, whether they are jigs, fixtures, tooling parts, large parts, concept prototypes and geometrically complex production parts.

And the tips and tricks covered here should help you get the best results whether you’re using standard, engineering or high performance materials.

Watch the video now.

This post is also available in: Portuguese (Brazil)

Sam Green, Head of Marketing for Rapid Prototyping Solutions, Stratasys

Sam Green, Head of Marketing for Rapid Prototyping Solutions, Stratasys

Sam Green is Head of Marketing for Rapid Prototyping Solutions at Stratasys.

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