Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Services

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FDM 3D Printing Capabilities

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.

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Upload your CAD files
Upload your CAD files

Multiple designs for different parts can be imported at the same time to produce a single quote. In less than a minute, a detailed cost estimation appears on the screen.

Choose the process
Choose the process

First, select the manufacturing process you require. You can then choose from over 70 materials, both metals and plastics, and from a wide range of finishes and certifications.

Order your parts online
Order your parts online

Once you have selected the required options, all you need to do is confirm the order and pay for it on the secure payment platform. Your design will be analysed by engineers.

Receive your parts
Receive your parts

Within a short amount of time, you will receive the parts you ordered directly to your shipping address. You can track your package at any time in your personal account.

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 printed parts fast delivered in as fast as 8 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

Rigid Plastics
  • ABS
  • ABS M30
  • ABS-ESD7
  • ASA
  • Industrial PEEK
  • Nylon 12 / PA 12 (FDM)
  • Nylon 12 full-colour / CB PA 12
  • Nylon 12CF / PA 12 carbon-filled
  • PC (Polycarbonate)
  • PC ISO (Polycarbonate ISO 10993 USP Class VI)
  • PC-ABS Polycarbonate
  • PETG
  • PLA
  • Standard PEEK
  • ULTEM 1010
  • ULTEM 9085

Finishing Options


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.

FDM Infill Options

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a 3D printing technology that builds a part layer by layer by depositing heated thermoplastic along an extrusion path. In this process, there are several different ways the interior areas of a part can be interpreted when the part is built. Infill describes how those interior areas of a part should be filled in.

Xometry offers three types of infill options:

  • Ultralight FDM infill: Up to 20% infill density. Ultralight infill parts are filled with a single zig-zag pattern. This is the lightest and least expensive infill option
  • Light FDM infill: 20-50% infill density. Light infill parts are filled with a double cross-hatch pattern. This option provides increased rigidity and is lighter than a complete solid infill
  • Solid FDM infill: 50-80% infill density. Solid infill parts are filled for a higher density. This is the heaviest and more expensive option but offers the highest strength

From left to right in the picture, solid, light and ultralight FDM infill examples

Pros & Cons of FDM 3D Printing

Large platform: you can print very large parts using this technologyNeeds support elements, which can leave undesired marks after removing them
A very wide selection of materials and colours: over 40Sweats small details
Usually do not require any post-processingSignificant layer stepping
Fast: Xometry can deliver them in just 8 daysLimited scalability
Cheap: for non-complex geometries this option might be around 15% cheaper than SLS

Gallery of FDM 3D Prints

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