FDM Part Prototyping

This post is simply to show how neat the FDM process is. FDM stands for Fused Deposition Modeling and is a neat tool for prototyping plastic parts. I was able to see the results of FDM after a customer had one of my models done with the process, he was nice enough to let me take some pics of it 🙂 . Frankly I think this kind of prototyping opens up a wide variety of interesting possibilities in terms of being able to develop plastic enclosures and various other mechanical projects.

Here are some images:


The two peices in FDM, this is a deposited ABS IIRC.
The two peices in FDM, this is a deposited ABS IIRC.

I altered the levels to show how the process fills in non critical areas. Of course it would depend on the machine performing the action.
I altered the levels to show how the process fills in non critical areas. Of course it would depend on the machine performing the action.

Corner Detail FDM
Corner Detail FDM

This is a very interesting process, hopefully I can make use of it in the future.

Here’s the wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fused_deposition_modeling

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