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FDM 3D Printing Services

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a 3D printing technology widely known for its great material selection, accuracy, possibility to print large parts, and competitive cost. FDM parts are great for end-use, low-volume production, for rapid prototyping. FDM 3D prints usually do not require any post-processing.

Advantages of FDM with Xometry

Massive Capacity

Massive Capacity

We can quickly produce both prototypes and large batches thanks to the largest manufacturing network in Europe, with over 2,000 vetted partners

Fast Production

Fast Production

You will get your 3D printing fast delivered in as fast as 3-5 days.

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

We have strong QA procedures, controlled by an in-house team of QA engineers, which allows us to deliver high quality parts.

Engineering Check & Status Updates

Engineering Check & Status Updates

All designs are checked by engineers before they’re sent for 3D printing. After confirming your order, you will receive status updates on your production.

FDM 3D Printing Materials

Polymers
  • ABS (Black, Dark Grey, White, Ivory, Red, Blue)
  • ABS ESD7
  • ABS M30
  • ASA (Black, Dark Grey, Light Grey, White, Ivory, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Dark Blue)
  • Nylon PA12
  • Nylon PA12 Carbon-Filled
  • Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polyamide 12
  • PC-ABS Polycarbonate
  • PC-ISO Polycarbonate
  • PC-like Heat Resist Translucent
  • PC-Polycarbonate
  • PLA
  • PETG
  • PEEK
  • ULTEM 1010 High-performance thermoplastics (Natural, Black)
  • ULTEM 9085 High-performance thermoplastics

Finishing Options

Standard

In most of the cases FDM parts do not require any finishing. Since materials (filaments) are available in a wide color choices initially, the parts are initially printed in desired color.

Custom finish

Additional processing and finishes on request, such as sanding.

Pros & Cons of FDM 3D Printing

Advantages Considerations
Large platform: you can print very large parts using this technology Needs support elements, which can leave undesired marks after removing them
A very wide selection of materials and colours: over 40 Sweats small details
Usually do not require any post-processing Significant layer stepping
Fast: Xometry can deliver them in just 3 days Limited scalability
Cheap: for non-complex geometries this option might be around 15% cheaper than SLS

FDM Manufacturing Specifications & Capabilities

FDM HP MJF SLA SLS Carbon DLS DMLS Polyjet
Lead time 3 days 3 days 3 days 3 days 5 days 5 days 7 days
Build volume up to 914 x 610 x 914 mm up to 380 x 284 x 380 mm, while we normally recommend the maximum size of 356 x 280 x 356 mm up to 736 x 635 x 533 mm up to 340 x 340 x 605 mm, but usually, we recommend the maximum size of 320 x 320 x 580 mm up to 119 x 189 x 300 mm. Recommended size: Within 100 x 100 x 150 mm 250 x 250 x 325 mm up to 490 mm x 391 mm x 200 mm
Layer thickness ~0.05-0.3 mm ~0.08 mm min 0.02 ~0.1 mm and for water-tight parts 1.5 mm, when wall thickness is higher ~0.1 mm 0.02 – 0.08 mm depending on the material 0.004 mm
Minimum feature size up to 0.2 mm min 0.5 mm, 0.7 is recommended 0.1 mm min 0.5 mm, 0.75 is recommended min 1 mm is recommended 0.75 mm for cosmetic features, 1.5 mm for structural features 1.2 mm or greater for rigid. 2 mm or greater for rubber-like
Tolerance ±0.3% (± 0.3 mm) ±0.3% (± 0.2 mm) ±0.2% (± 0.2 mm) ±0.3% (± 0.3 mm) ±0.1% (± 0.1 mm). However, tolerances are not guaranteed on the first attempt at a new design. ±0.2% (±0.1 – 0.2 mm) ±0.1 mm for the first dozens of mm is typical, plus ±0.05 mm for every mm thereafter
Description Widely known for a great material selection, accuracy, and possibility to print large parts. A technology that produces highly accurate and durable parts at fast speeds, especially compared to other powder bed fusion technologies A technology that produces extremely accurate and high-resolution parts One of the most popular and inexpensive technologies for industrial 3D printing A breakthrough technology that uses digital light projection, programmable liquid resins, and oxygen-permeable optics to produce parts with exceptional durability, resolution, and surface finish Metal 3D printing technology. Selectively fuses a fine metal powder in aluminium or stainless steel Polyjet is a rigid photopolymer 3D printing technology that produces high-detailed models.
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