What is FDM Technology?
FDM Technology works with specialized 3D printers and production-grade thermoplastics to build strong, durable and dimensionally stable parts with the best accuracy and repeatability of any 3D printing technology.
Stratasys founder Scott Crump invented FDM Technology more than 20 years ago, and Stratasys has continued to lead the 3D printing revolution ever since.
Benefits of FDM:
- The technology is clean, simple-to-use and office-friendly
- Supported production-grade thermoplastics are mechanically and environmentally stable
- Complex geometries and cavities that would otherwise be problematic become practical with FDM technology
Precision printing. As easy as F123
Our F123 Series is the world’s most reliable range of industrial-grade 3D printers. Designed for the way you work, they are built on 30 years of research and development by a team of engineers, designers, educators and manufacturers. That means 100% accuracy, engineering grade outputs and repeatable results. Every time.
The F123 Series works with a range of materials – so you can produce complex parts with flexibility and accuracy. And it includes advanced features like Fast Draft mode for truly rapid prototyping, and soluble support to prevent design compromise and hands-on removal. All designed to shorten your product development cycle and keep you ahead of the competition.
The four F123 series printers – F120, F170, F270 and F370 – support a range of capabilities and budgets. F123 provides a solution for every stage of your work cycle, from prototypes to manufacturing floor solutions.
All our F123 series printers deliver:
Minimal setup – simply plug and print. Give your entire workgroup access to professional industrial grade 3D printing.
Non-stop printing – spend less time troubleshooting and more time getting results.
Fast and easy material swaps –maximize your team’s productivity.
Reliable results – high levels of accuracy and repeatability, with engineering grade materials.
Streamlined workflow – Go directly from CAD file formats to 3D print with GrabCAD Print software.
Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition
When the job demands exclusive production of accurate, high-strength parts for tough applications, rely on the Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition.
The Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition prints with FDM Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber and ASA. It’s a targeted solution for functional prototypes, production parts and rugged tooling that need the strength and stiffness of carbon-filled composite material.
Fortus 380mc & 450mc
Advanced Prototyping and Production
The Fortus 380mc and 450mc build parts in the materials you’re familiar with, but with the advanced complexity and high requirements needed for today’s manufacturers. With easy-to-use interfaces and software controls, the Fortus printing systems make it easy to produce complex parts more efficiently and effectively.
For demanding applications, rely on the Fortus 450mc for high-performance materials such as FDM Nylon 12CF (carbon fiber) , ULTEM™ resins and ST-130 soluble material for sacrificial composite tooling.
Complex, high-requirement parts production means you can embed hardware, circuitry, and other non-thermoplastic materials into your parts easily, with minimal downtime for changeover.
High-capacity material options on the 450mc increase your unattended build time up to two full weeks.
Advanced additive manufacturing is combined with the latest advances in FDM technology so you can expand your manufacturing business with speed, agility, and the freedom of your own designs.
Reduced operation and training time since Fortus systems require minimal training to operate and maintain, with a simple touchscreen interface and easy-to-replace build trays and loading options.
No special facility requirements means you can install the Fortus printing systems anywhere since they produce no noxious fumes, chemicals or waste.
The Stratasys F900 is built specifically for manufacturing and heavy industries, where you plan and work big. With the largest build size of any FDM system, it’s designed to handle the most demanding manufacturing needs.
Achieve faster build time for large parts by adding the Acceleration Kit to your printing system and scale up production quickly.
Enhanced efficiency and visualization for your part designs by directly importing the most commonly used CAD file formats into GrabCAD Print.
Production phase optimization with Insight Software lets you change your designs on the fly, revise production materials, and more, all without delaying your overall production schedule.
Automated production and monitoring capability with MTConnect-readiness with remote internal cameras, dew point monitor, dual material bays and high-capacity material options.
Fewer production system breakdowns because the printing system is built with many of the same standard, engineering-grade and high-performance thermoplastics used in traditional manufacturing processes