FDM Technology is known as Fused Deposition Modeling in English and in our language as Fusion Deposition Modeling. Founded in 1980 by Scott Crump, founder of Stratasys, FDM technology, also known as Layered Manufacturing Technology, offers high-resolution printing solutions as well as being easy and fast to implement among the printing techniques used in 3D printers. FDM technology is estimated to be used in approximately 70% of 3D printers. It is also used in most of the desktop printer.
While one of the first areas of use was the aerospace industry, 3D printing technology, which has gradually been used in the defense industry, has gradually spread to all industries.
With the developing technology, manufacturing methods have begun to change. It has left its traditional production location to 3D manufacturing technologies.
Novatek 3d as a team, we manufacture in Turkey who want all the time, especially in the field of 3D printing in Ankara and your products requires a high cost in accordance with your request as soon as possible. Thanks to the 3D printing technology we use, we provide our customers with minimum error margin in large-scale products.
How is FDM technology applied?
Printers working with FDM technology use thermoplastics. These thermoplastics, which are heated to the point of melting, are transferred to the production table in thin layers by means of a spraying nozzle which controls the temperature. Once the model is finished, the supports are removed.
Various processes such as painting, polishing and coating can be easily applied on the parts produced by this technology. The construction of the model by stacking the thermoplastic material in layers by melting can be likened to apartment construction. The scaffolding installed beside the apartment buildings produces 3D models with similar supports and these supports are easily cleaned when the model is completed.
To summarize the functioning of your technique briefly;
- The 3D CAD design is processed in the printer to separate the parts and determine whether the support unit is needed
- The 3D printer is heated. The heated printer dissolves the thermoplastic material and removes it in very thin layers from the nozzle, and the production is done in the form of coats.
- If there is a 3D product, support materials are removed.
Using our 3D printing techniques, we complete the closest models with professional color schemes and present them to our customers in a perfect way. When working with large sizes, we can produce one piece in perfect shape. We combine the models we produce by dividing the printing plate size with special bonding tools and get output with high accuracy.
Supports around 3D models can be broken with the help of special solvents so that parts with complex geometries as well as assembled products can be easily produced.
What are the Features of FDM Technology?
The conceptual model has exceptional flexibility in application, end-user products with liquid-tight properties resistant to high temperatures and chemical substances, and all the objects available for rapid prototyping and FDM technologies that can be used for all operations on them.
Production is made taking into consideration the different layer thicknesses of the products whose sizes or details are requested to be changed, and the weight of the product can be reduced and the cost can be reduced by changing the internal filling rates of the parts.
As Ankara 3D Printing Center, this technology does not take fire; chemical materials, materials resistant to UV rays and high temperature levels. These materials; Industrial plastics such as ABS and Nylon are high performance plastics such as PC, Ultem and PPSF.
Why is FDM Technology Preferred?
They are much more preferred than open-system machines in the market because of their easy-to-use, cleanable, automatic extraction without the need for modeling and calculation.
The most important feature of FDM type printers is that they have a closed system and they can produce perfect and quality surfaces by ensuring that the temperature inside the systems is above a certain value. In addition, the materials used are recyclable, which does not harm human beings and nature. One of the main reasons why we prefer this printing technique is the recycling feature.
We see that many trademarks like BMW and Nestle are also turning to 3D printing techniques. Many different underground prototypes such as white goods, automotive, defense industry, small scale production, functional parts and end user parts can be produced with FDM technology. The most common thermoplastics used by printers with this technology are PLA and ABS.
FDM type printers used for commercial purposes can be priced from 10 thousand to 100 thousand dollars, while desktop FDM printers are sold for several thousand dollars.
What do we produce with FDM technology?
- Weapons systems, simulators and electronic product boxes in the defense industry.
- Prototypes and large-scale products that need to be produced in one piece.
- Plastic parts with internal and external trim, product development output for the automotive sector
- End-user products and prototypes resistant to high temperatures, resistant to chemical substances, liquid impermeable.
- Large volume units and accessories for the white goods sector are among the products we produce.
With Novatek 3D Technologies, it is not impossible to summarize customer satisfaction with the 3D printing technologies that we prefer to provide quality and economical service to our customers.