Stratasys Fused Deposition

Advantage Engineering FDM

FDM is a fast and cost-effective 3D printing process whereby plastic resin is deposited layer-by-layer, producing a functional and durable part great for concept modeling or low-volume production.

Why Produce Parts With FDM?

  • For when you need strong parts fast, with accuracy for testing your design concept.
  • FDM allows for production of parts with complex geometries in small quantities, ideal for prototyping
  • FDM [or Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)] allows for wide range of thermoplastic material selection for parts resistant to heat, as well as mechanical and chemical stresses.
Stratasys FDM

Benefits of FDM Printing With Us

Fast & Durable

  • Parts produced through FDM are great for developing your idea, where you can see your design come to life with fast lead times

Quality & Design Support

  • Get one-to-one support from dedicated program manager and support from design team to ensure your part is on time and meets your needs

Prototyping & Low-Volume Production

  • Get rapid parts with high durability and functional accuracy for cost-effective testing your initial design



Maximum Part Size:

24 x 36 x 36 inches (610 x 914 x 914 mm)

Minimum Wall Thickness:

0.1 inches (2.5 mm)

Minimum Feature Size:

0.016 inches (0.4 mm)

Best Achievable Tolerance:

+/- 0.0035 inches or +/- 0.0015 inches per inch (+/- 0.089 mm or +/- 0.0015 mm per mm) depending on geometry

Lead Time:

Can be as low as 3 days


  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Nylon
  • Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate (ASA)
  • ULTEM 1010 [high-performance polyetherimide (PEI)]
  • ULTEM 9085 (flame-retardant, high-performance thermoplastic)

Applications For FDM

FDM is the most widely used 3D printing process because of its fast and cost-effective part production for testing your design concept with functionally accurate prototypes. Here are some example applications:

Advantage Engineering Prototyping & Bridge Production
Advantage Engineering Customized Manufacturing
Customized Manufacturing
Advantage Engineering FDM Aerospace
Advantage Engineering Low-Volume Production
Low-Volume Production

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